Season 2 Filming Continues -- Inverness


Written by: Anne Gavin


Spoilers Ahead!

Cast and Crew returned to the historic town of Falkland in Fife, Scotland this week to film what could be some of the remaining scenes for Outlander Season 2.  But, this time, we don't see Red-Coat extras or 17th century tartan skirts and dresses but instead period costumes and props from a later era.  What does this mean?  Zip past the jump to find out!

On track to complete filming at the end of February, the Outlander crew trucks and cast rolled into the picturesque village of Falkland in Fife this week for more filming of what appears to be scenes from Book 2 in Diana Gabaldon's "Dragonfly in Amber" -- upon which Season 2 of the STARZ series is based.  Falkland has been a stand-in for the town of Inverness, Scotland throughout the filming of Outlander Season 1 and Season 2.  And, book readers know that at an unexpected time in the read of Book 2, key characters return to Inverness in the year 1968.


If you don't know, Falkland was home to the country residence of the Stewart Kings and Queens --  Falkland Palace -- and is often referred to as the "Royal Burgh."  Mary, Queen of Scots, was a frequent visitor at Falkland Palace.  The nearby forests were an excellent location for hunting deer and wild boar which the royals indulged in regularly.  Falkland Palace remains one of the best examples in Europe of French-influenced Renaissance architecture.   And, today, Falkland appears to be the town that time forgot.  Buildings in the small village appear to be unchanged by modern times.   Outlander viewers will recognize the Bruce Fountain -- which stands majestically in the center of town -- as the spot where we see Jamie's Ghost in Episode 1, "Sassenach" staring up at Claire at Mrs. Baird's Inn in 1945.


But, it would appear that Falkland/Inverness has jumped ahead from those earlier scenes as filming got underway this week.  We see 1960-era vehicles and extras walking the streets during shooting wearing distinctive costumes akin to the 60s. 


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The set is being closely guarded and even the loquacious Outlander Producer, Matt Roberts, has shut down his Behind-the-Scenes daily slide show on Twitter and Instagram indicating he won't be sending any behind the scenes images until after April 9th -- the recently announced U.S. Premiere Date for Outlander Season 2.  Of course, we are all looking forward to seeing both Roger Wakefield, Brianna Randall and Claire Randall Fraser dressed in 1968 period clothes and portraying those pivotal scenes from Dragonfly in Amber.  April 9th can't come soon enough!

What is the 1968-set scene you look forward to seeing the most in Season 2? 


Photos and Video Credit to the intrepid DAVE LAWSON!





29 comments

  1. The scene at the very end of the book where Roger is reading about the Fraser who escaped Culloden. And he tells Claire that Jamie meant to die at Culloden but he did not. Can't wait to see that.

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  2. The scene at the very end of the book where Roger is reading about the Fraser who escaped Culloden. And he tells Claire that Jamie meant to die at Culloden but he did not. Can't wait to see that.

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    1. Molly Moore -- Yep...that is going to be a good one. Imagining Claire's face...yikes. Thanks for reading and commenting. Come back and visit us at the Blog again soon for more Outlander news and original content!

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    2. Oh Molly thats what I'm looking forward most to also!(Great minds think alike)LOL Thanks a bunch Anne for this,so looking forward season 2.♥

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    3. zsuzsip -- You're welcome...always trying to get whatever tid-bit we can for you guys! And, yes, SO MUCH to look forward to. Come on APRIL!!! Thanks, as always, for stopping by and reading/commenting.

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  3. The scene in the church ruin where they find Jaimie Frasers head stone in the kirk yard ..and also where Roger and Brianna have their first kiss!!

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  4. I was there yesterday in Falkland hoping to see Brianna, who was apparently the only one there..she drove one of the cars and then was filming inside the church hall..but I was not lucky enough!

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    1. Tracey O'Neill -- both scenes I am eagerly anticipating as well! I hear that access to the actors and sets yesterday was really strict/tight. Hard to maneuver for any photos, let alone get up close and personal. Also, heard Caitriona was on set. Ah, well...it must have so awesome to be there regardless. Lucky you! Thanks for reading and commenting!!!!

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  5. The scene where Roger finds the inscription in Clare's ring from Jamie. Don't know how they can find a way to include this but am so hoping...never fail to tear up at this heart wrenching revelation.

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    1. dottie - I read somewhere that Diana has said this will not be included, since the inscription (in the book) was from a poem that Hugh Munro gave to Claire as a gift with the dragonfly in amber, which never happened in season one.

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    2. dottie J and cvalley -- Oh, I HOPE they include that, except I think Claire's TV ring doesn't have an inscription...so that may make it tricky. Thanks for reading and commenting!!!

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  6. The graveyard scene when Claire finds the stone for one James Fraser, and tells Roger and Bree who Jamie was.

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    1. Cheshlin -- I have NO DOUBT this scene will be included. It HAS to be. I am getting goosebumps just thinking about it! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  7. The church at St. Kilda's with Bree and Roger's first kiss immediately followed by Claire's scream in the kirkyard as she discover's the gravestone.

    But really, all of the Rankin scenes.

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    1. cvalley -- YES! I am in love with adult Roger Wakefield/Rik Rankin without even seeing him in one scene. Seriously -- he is the perfect Roger! I can't wait to see him interact with Claire, especially. It's going to be SO GOOD!!!! Thanks for chiming in!

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  8. I can't wait to see BTS of Richard and Sophie!

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    1. Jochi -- I think we are getting some previews of what's in store just seeing in the last week some photos of Sophie and Rik goofing around off-set. They are so cute. Oh, Lord...the Shipping will begin, I am sure. But, yes -- these two...can't WAIT!! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  9. Thanks cvalley, oh well, will really miss that one. I'll deal, but then there's always the book, again and again and again.

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    1. dottie J -- that is a good attitude. We may miss some book scenes but can always curl up and read Diana's fantastic prose again and again and again. Still, though, much to look forward to in Season 2 on Starz! Thanks for chiming in! Love when the readers engage each other. It's what it's all about.

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  10. I did not see Brianna it was Claire driving the car 😂

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    1. Slainte Scotland -- Eagle Eye! Next time, use your feminine charm to bust past the security guys and get a PHOTO!! Hee, hee! Thanks for reading and commenting...come back again soon!

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  11. Not sure how much we will see...as they have cut down the 1968 portion to 1 episode. So how much can they fit into one episode? My guess is they will be setting things up for season 3. We might only get to where Brianna finds out about Jamie.... The whole premise for the way DIA was set up and the back and forth was how Claire was recalling the story to Brianna and Roger, but that is not happening with the TV version for the sake of time and confusion. It's going to be linear. So we really don't know if we'll see the whole search for Jamie now or next season. That will be the big question. They also have the stuff with Frank to deal with...Unless it was done in episode 12..my guess is it'll be a little of both. Remember, this is going to be different from the book. Ron and Diana have already said so....but Diana has said it is good and that they got from point A to point B quite well with the changes they had to make. Just some things to think of before everyone gets thinking they'll see everything from 1968. Might have to wait for some things till season 3....

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    1. Jody Fraser -- no question the approach to the show will be linear -- has to be. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how and when they insert the 1968 scenes as well as scenes with Frank. I have confidence it will be done very well but much anticipation about HOW exactly it will be done. Lots to look forward to. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  12. Really Jody..one episode for all the 1986 happenings? Mon dieu! I must confess I have sped read a lot of the French stuff..apart from the fun, angst and sadness and triumphs with Jaime, Claire, the Godfather and wee Fergie! I found more substance in the brief 1968 material than I did in all of the French stuff. With the exception of the red dress reveal to Jamie and the rooftop intruder..now that was hilarious I am told that there's gonna be a fair bit of weaving of books 2,3, and 4 in this next season and also in season 3...just to keep us on our toes!

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    1. Tracey O'Neill -- weaving of Books 3 and 4, eh? Hmmmmmm. I know the text of the casting call for Bree made some people think they would be moving past Book 2 and further in Season 2, but I was always under the belief that the casting call was referring only to the ARC of Bree's story and not that we would get DOA or Voyager material in Season 2. But, I guess anything is possible at this point! Much to think about and eagerly anticipate! Thanks for keeping the conversation going... Love hearing everyone's opinions and what you have heard!

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  13. OMG, I'm really excited! I want to see the argue between Claire and Bree scene! <3 Thanks for pics and info ;)

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    1. Eneri -- Seriously, there are SO many amazing scenes to look forward to. The Brea and Claire dynamic will be amazing to watch. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Come back to the blog again soon for more Outlander news and original content. We LOVE hearing from our readers!

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