Outlander stars visit Lochaber for new clan podcast

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Fans of the hit TV show Outlander were left star-struck over the weekend as two of the series’ main actors visited Lochaber.

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, from the immensely popular fantasy Scottish drama, visited the area over the weekend as they embarked on their first day of recording for Clan Lands, an upcoming podcast exploring the history and culture of the Scottish clans.

Glencoe Folk Museum was thrilled to welcome the Outlander stars who got up close and personal with some of the museum’s Jacobite objects – including a pistol from Culloden Battlefield – and chatted to staff and volunteers about the history of the museum and the area.

Cameron of Locheil sat down for a chat with the Outlander stars at Achnacarry. NO F37 Clan Lands visit 01

Catriona Davidson, curator, said: ‘It is great that Sam and Graham will be bringing the fascinating history of Scotland and its clans to an international audience, and we are excited to be involved.

‘Outlander has already introduced so many people all over the world to a period of Scottish history that they had never heard of before, and we can’t wait to see Clan Lands bring this to life even more.’

The pair also visited Glencoe archaeology sites. NO F37 Clan Lands visit 03

The duo also stopped by at the Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry and met with Cameron of Locheil for a chat. They even managed to drop in at the National Trust for Scotland’s visitor centre in Glencoe to see the latest archaeological finds.