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Outlander season four filming starts in Dunkeld

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Outlander season 4 film location in Dunkeld

Want to get the latest Outlander season 4 filming report? We’ve got some fresh information about filming in the Pertshire village of Dunkeld.

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Information coming in via social media strongly suggests that Dunkeld will be the setting for at least the next day or two’s worth of production, if not longer. There are film trucks at the location and there have been some reports floating around out there for a while. It’s a little more unclear at present as to just how many major cast members will be there. (We never like to promise anyone just because we don’t want to create any undue expectations for a particular locale.)

What we can say about Dunkeld in general is that it’s a little bit further north in Scotland than where Outlander has been inclined to visit as of late. While the majority of this season has been filmed reasonably close to Glasgow, Dunkeld is located a good 70 miles or so away. Obviously the merit in traveling around is to showcase a wide range of geography, but beyond that it is also to capture some specific terrain for what is certainly the most difficult season of the series geographically to date. When you have to recreate a place like North Carolina, one of the challenges that comes along with that is that you need to be able to find ideal matches. That can be difficult and you do need to think outside of the box sometimes. This show, perhaps more so than almost any other out there, has to be incredibly creative. Most series have more established sets than they can revisit. While Outlander has that, they also film at length in what appears to be untapped terrain. You do have to make things appear as though they are centuries in the past!

What is important at present for Outlander is simply that the series continues to move things along as we get closer to the end of production this year. We’re charting towards an end date, for now, in the month of June. There’s still a whole lot more that needs to be done before we get to that point.

Hopefully, we’ll have another filming update to share within a day or so.

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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.