Our day trip to Fife ended in Falkland, a small village at the foot of the Lomond Hills (which are actually nowhere near Loch Lomond, if you had that confused). We only stopped by for a little break and some coffee, so there wasn’t a lot of time to explore the place, but what made it interesting to me was that the village was used as a set for 1940s Inverness in Outlander. The village was looking a bit gloomy when we got there, but that only added to the attire; the Lomond Hills in the distance were covered with misty clouds, and with the greyishness I really was reminded of the wartime scenes in the TV series.
I just had to google images of some of the Outlander scenes set in Falkland, and sure enough, you can see the familiar fountain and houses in them with Claire leaning on an old-fashioned car. I really need to watch the series again so that I can take joy in some “hey, I’ve been there!” moments 😉
Seeing tv/movie filming locations always pleases the nerdy side of me, and I’m thirsty for more. I’m actually going to see Linlithgow Palace tomorrow, which is the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, but also the location for the fictional Wentworth Prison in Outlander. I’m already excited!
When talking about Outlander filming locations, I regret to say that I have one thing to confess to. One night in January, after taking a Ghost Tour in Edinburgh, me and a bunch of friends saw a green screen on the Royal Mile. There was obviously some filming going on, but we were too tired and cold to go check it out up close. A couple of days later, I read that there had been some actual Outlander filming going on in Edinburgh! A friend of mine actually got to see the actors and take photos with them after watching them film one day – you can just imagine how I wanted to bang my head against a wall for missing it!
Anyway, here’s a bunch of photos from Falkland. I have lots and lots of adventures still to recount, and I can’t wait to share some of my best shots!