Popular Outlander film location reopens

A Scottish castle made internationally famous through the hit TV show Outlander has reopened after closing its doors during the pandemic .

Midhope Castle in South Queensferry, on the edge of the private Hopetoun Estate, is best known by Outlander fans as the ancestral home Jamie Fraser , played by Scottish actor Sam Heughan , who was recently touted as the next James Bond .

Despite its popularity with tourists, the a 16th-century tower house did not escaped the impact of Covid and closed to visitors last year .

The historic site was used as an exterior film setting during both season one and two of the show, used to represent Outlander’s Broch Tuarach.

Plans were recently unveiled that could see the refurbishment of the castle with visitor rooms and the development of a new whisky distillery built near the castle. Outlander whisky anyone ?

the Kelpies double take

the Kelpies double take

Two Kelpies have just become  four ! The 2 original Kelpies have now been joined by 2 new friends, the maquettes that have travelled the world to share the unique story of the Kelpies .

Nowadays they are the jewel in the crown of the Helix Park with over 2 million visitors in five years .

    The Kelpies are a tribute to the Clydesdale horses that used to pull barges along the canals in Scotland in the 19th century.

Each one is a hundred feet high and constructed from 300 tonnes of steel .  

A metal framework provided the basis for each horse and hundreds of plates , each one a unique design , were then welded onto the structure .

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