A hit US TV series filmed in Scotland is finally being made available to viewers in the UK.
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married English nurse from 1945 who, while on her honeymoon in Inverness, is mysteriously swept back in time to the 18th-century Scottish Highlands, where she meets a warrior named Jamie.
Based on Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novels, it was filmed across Glasgow, Perthshire, Fife, Edinburgh and West Lothian, and was well received on its US network premiere last year.
It is now being made available online on subscription service Amazon Prime Instant Video from March 26.
Chris Bird, content strategy director at Amazon, said: “Filmed against a backdrop of awe-inspiring Scottish landscapes with a stellar British cast, we’re truly delighted to be bringing this epic Scottish love story home for the fans.”
The series has been praised by author Gabaldon for its use of Scottish scenery.
She said last year: “The photography is amazing, not that Scotland by itself isn’t amazing, but the way they’ve photographed it.
“Ron (Moore, the producer) said from the beginning when he realised that we could film in Scotland – which is what he and I both wanted – that it must be as much a character in the show as any of the actual cast members, and it certainly is. It’s just spectacular.”
VisitScotland hopes the series will give a boost to tourism.
Chairman Mike Cantlay said: “We are thrilled that fans here in Scotland and throughout the rest of the UK will soon be able to enjoy Outlander on Amazon Prime.
“We have already seen a real buzz around Outlander and the starring role Scotland plays in the show.
“I’m sure many viewers who see Scotland at its dazzling best in the series will be encouraged to come here and see the country for themselves.”