Television drama Outlander filming on location at Doune Castle in Scotland
Epic new TV drama Outlander will spend the next few weeks filming on location at Doune Castle in central Scotland. The castle is 600 years old and has been used as a filming location before, most famously for the feature comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the mid-1970s.
Outlander has based itself at retrofitted studio facilities outside Glasgow and will be a 16-part time-travelling drama that switches between 18th Century Scotland and events in World War II.
“The decision to film Outlander in Scotland is a welcome vote of confidence in our first-rate facilities and talented production crews,” said Fiona Hyslop, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, when the production was announced over the summer: “[It] cements our nation’s reputation as a sought-after location for major productions.
“Scotland has the capacity and talent to become a global centre of TV and film production, and the Scottish government has consistently championed Scotland as a location for international film and TV productions.
“I would like to commend Creative Scotland and our other public sector agencies for their hard work in securing this production in Scotland.”
Scotland’s next challenge is to develop a purpose-built large-scale studio facility that will enable big-budget productions to film in Scotland more easily. The Scottish government recently announced a small GBP2 million loan that will partly assist with this development. Sites under consideration for the studio include Film City Glasgow, which already offers ‘build space’ and production offices.
The decision to film Outlander in Scotland is a welcome vote of confidence in our first-rate facilities and talented production crews.
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs
In the longer-term, Scotland faces a whole different set of questions if the electorate chooses to become independent from the UK when the issue goes to a vote in the winter of 2014. If the country chooses independence, then Scotland will no longer benefit from the UK’s competitive filming incentive programme.
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