Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish to explore Scotland by campervan for new series

TV show to feature the wonderful Glencoe from the seat of a camper
TV show to feature the wonderful Glencoe from the seat of a camper

Monday, 11, Jan 2021 02:20

Emma Dodd

Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish are to take to the road in a campervan to discover their homeland for a new TV series.

Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham will chart the adventures of the duo as they explore the food, culture and history of Scotland.

McTavish, who plays Dougal MacKenzie in Outlander, introduced the idea: "A land that is cut through with lochs and mountains that weave like some kind of tartan kilt: Scotland."

Airing on the cable network channel Starz, Men in Kilts will consist of eight 30-minute episodes with the series launching on February 14th.

As suggested in the title, the two presenters will be wearing kilts as they travel across their home country meeting artisans and experts along the way.

Outlander fans will be able to spot a number of locations from the show that have been pivotal in the history of Scotland.

These include Inverness and the site of the Battle of Culloden, as well as Glencoe, where a major clan feud was played out.

Expect plenty of sweeping scenic shots as the stunning landscape of Scotland takes centre stage, reminding caravan owners of the incredible roadtrips they could enjoy after lockdown.

Christina Davis, president of original programming at Starz, said: "The genuine curiosity and passion that Sam and Graham have for the landscapes they visit and the stories they uncover while travelling through the heart of Scotland makes Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham a truly enjoyable journey of discovery for the audience."

The friendship of the two actors is also evident throughout the series, as they enjoy banter in each other's company in contrast to their relationship in Outlander.

First broadcast in 2014, the historical drama with a time travel element has proven popular and continued for five seasons to date, with series six now in pre-production.

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