Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders


Sony/Starz - 2014-2018

Outlander 2
Outlander 3

Adapted from the best-selling book series by Diana Gabaldon, Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall. A British army nurse in 1945, Claire is enjoying a romantic trip with her husband, Frank, when she is mysteriously transported back in time to the year 1743 where she finds her life and freedom threatened. Claire meets young Scottish warrior, Jamie Fraser, and a passionate relationship between the two begins leaving Claire torn between two different men in two different lives.

Locations for season 1 include one of Scotland's oldest, working, meal mills at Preston Mill in the village of East Linton (East Lothian) which stands in as the mill at Lallybroch. The magnificent Hopetoun House, situated just outside of Edinburgh in South Queensferry doubles as the stately home of Duke of Sandringham.

Season 2 brought Outlander back to the region with some of the Versailles scenes filmed at Gosford and Midhope Castle on the Hopetoun Estate again featuring as Lallybroch.

Outlander Season 3, released in September 2017, picks up as Claire (Caitriona Balfe) returns to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child she struggles to readjust to her previous life that includes her relationship with first husband, Frank. Meanwhile in the 18th century, Jamie deals with the aftermath of the doomed Battle of Culloden.

For the first time in the series, locations in the city of Edinburgh make an appearance: the lecture theatre at Summerhall, Craigmillar Castle (Jacobite gaol), Bakehouse Close and Tweedale Court in Edinburgh's Old Town and the splendid Signet Library. With storyline completely under wraps of course, we are tuning in each week with great excitement to find out how these locations are used.

Outlander season 4 was released in November 2018. Jamie & Claire find themselves in North Carolina, but rather amazingly the series was filmed entirely in Scotland. No spoilers... tune in to Prime Video / Starz to get your fill, but look out for locations in the Edinburgh area including Newhailes, a Palladian house that played a prominent role in the Scottish Enlightenment, and Arniston, a Georgian mansion which has been home to the Dundas family for over 400 years.