Outlander 3 starts filming in Scotland

Outlander castA third series of the time-travel romance Outlander has started filming in Scotland.

Based on novels by Diana Gabaldon, the series follows a combat nurse in 1945 as she has time-travelling romances with her husband in the 20th century, and with a Scottish warrior in the mid-18th century. 

Last week Production Intelligence added details of the series director and production co-ordinator to a crew list first published way back at the beginning of June. 

Outlander is once again filming at Wardpark Studios, which has been converted from a former warehouse in Cumbernauld near Glasgow. Earlier this year the facility was given permission to more than double in size to 78,000 sq ft.

"We’re committed to making this expansion happen,” said Terry Thomson, chairman of Wardpark Studios Limited, when the planning permission was granted in the spring.

“When the development is complete, we’ll have added a further 30,000 sq ft across two new 50-foot-high sound stages, bringing our total facility to 78,000 square feet across six sound stages.

“We know there is demand from other international and indigenous productions for purpose-built studio facilities in Scotland. We’re confident we can make this expansion a commercial success.” 

The Scottish government has been under persistent pressure to develop a purpose-built studio rather than an adapted facility, but first minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in March that her government would help make Wardpark permanent by the end of 2017.

Scotland remains a popular filming location for UK television productions. Left Bank Pictures’ The Replacement wrapped a Glasgow shoot last week and BBC comedy Still Game has also been filming in the western city. Drama Clique will film in Edinburgh next month for BBC Three.

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