Outlander tourism boom in Scotland continues

We all know that Outlander has boosted the tourism in Scotland. More and more people book holidays to see the filming spots. While this has caused problems due to the few, Scotland is definitely not complaining about the benefits to the country because of the Outlander tours. Individuals have also found ways to boost their family income and do a job they love, such as Andy the Highlander.

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Glencoe t-shirt – Outlander Glencoe features in the opening sequence to Outlander. 

 It’s not just about tourism. There’s an employment boom happening thanks to the time-traveling love story. More people are moving to the Scottish Highlands to live and work.

The Insider states that there’s a new Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which is in place for two years and will start in the next financial year (the tax year in the UK runs April 6-April 5 each year). More than 200,000 jobs have been created thanks to the tourism boom, which is excellent for those in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has hinted that the new fund is due to the Outlander tourism, so people need to keep it up to continue supporting the people.

 

It’s not surprising, as the series continues to film around Scotland. Despite Season 4 largely being based in the American Colonies of the 18th century, the crew remains in Scotland for filming. The Highlands give a look of the American Colonies, and it also means sights like Craig na Dun and Lallybroch are still in reaching distance for the Scottish storylines.

Just recently, filming has taken place in Falkland, Cumbernauld Glen, and Culross. The filming is most recently been in Dunure.

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Outlander filming continues in Dunure , Scotland.

Hit US TV show Outlander has begun filming its latest scenes in Scotland.

Cast and crew of the Starz Network blockbuster are shooting in Dunure, just south of Ayr .

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Glencoe t-shirt – Outlander

The tiny village has been transformed into a film set for the show, which stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.

Scenes for season four of the hugely popular show are currently being shot.

Cast members waved to fans as they filmed scenes today (Tuesday) at Dunure Harbour.

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Stars took selfies in the pretty South Ayrshire village of Dunure (Image: AYRSHIRE POST)
Sophie Skelton on location in Dunure (Image: AYRSHIRE POST)

It marks the third time that Dunure has been the location of shooting for the drama series, which has won numerous accolades.

But this is the first time that Dunure will be added to the official Visit Scotland Outlander map.

The show’s fan club has over 100,000 members – many of whom travel to locations where filming is located, which could mean a big boost to tourism in South Ayrshire.

New Outlander film location in Dunure, Ayrshire

The Outlander film crew are set to descend on Dunure to shoot new scenes for the blockbuster series.

The scenic piece of coast south of Ayr will be transformed into a film set on Monday, March 5 for the smash hit show.

American cable network Starz are currently filming season four in Scotland.

This will be the third time that Dunure has been the location of shooting for the drama series, which has won numerous accolades.

But this is the first time that Dunure will be added to the official Visit Scotland Outlander map.

The show’s fan club has over 100,000 members – plenty of whom travel to locations that filming is done, which could mean a big boost to tourism in South Ayrshire.

And councillor Iain Campbell is delighted with the news.

He said: “I think that it is wonderful for tourism in South Ayrshire.

“We live in a county that seems to be overlooked, despite how much there is here.

“The likes of Ireland and the Highlands can make use of their scenery and attributes like castles, and we don’t seem to do anything.

“But Outlander want to make use of the Harbour and the Castle.

“The good thing about this is that it could lead to more – that’s what we are after.

“When people see these sights, they want to come.

“And if Dunure has this TV exposure again then it can be wonderful.

“It also leads to a lot of revenue for South Ayrshire, as simple as getting more money into tills of the surrounding shops.

(Image: Iain Brown/Ayrshire Post)

“The fact they are coming back shows that Dunure must look good, so we need to tap into that potential.

“There are plenty of other castles and harbours in South Ayrshire, along with Burns’ Cottage that are historic.

“There are even parts of Ayr and the Carrick Hills to look at too, and we are right on the edge of the Galloway Forest.

“And the route connections are good too, we aren’t too far from the likes of Glasgow, with great hotels, facilities and of course a major airport on our doorstep.”

Bill Grant MP said: “I’m delighted to hear that Dunure will once again feature as a location for Outlander.

“It’s a gem of a village, and the arrival of a film crew brings a boost to the whole area.

“I know too that some of my constituents have landed jobs, including as ‘extras’ during filming.”

He added: “This news emphasises that the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock area has a lot going for it in terms of film locations.

“I remember when Straiton was famously transformed into a Highland village for a film called The Match.