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Man and woman from Outlander

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The Scottish time-travelling series Outlander returns to the screen in February 2020. The fifth season of Amazon TV’s epic tells the story of a married World War II nurse transported back to Scotland in 1743, where she falls in love with a Highland warrior.

Set against the backdrop of the Jacobite rising, Outlander is based on a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The new series sees the central couple attempting to build a new life together in pre-revolutionary America. Filmed entirely in Scotland – including scenes set in North Carolina – Outlander has boosted Scottish tourism, driving visitor numbers up by 67% over the last six years. Doune Castle near Dunblane – which features as the clan powerbase Castle Leoch–has seen visitor numbers double, with similar increases at Blackness Castle, where ‘Black Jack’ Randall’s headquarters is filmed, and Glasgow Cathedral, which stood in for a French hospital.

The new season will see the addition of a cat named Adso. The Outlander team revealed: “We have a very impurr-tent casting announcement… who could it be?!”

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