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Outlander Filming Location
One of the most popular parts of a cruise on the Sir Walter Scott Steamship and the Lady of the Lake is to hear about the legends of Loch Katrine. The live commentary tells the stories of these characters, along with the famous writers that have written about them.
A few years ago, Loch Katrine was chosen as a location an episode of the very popular Outlander TV drama. The exact spot is Brenachoile Point and is pointed out during commentary on all of the 9 daily Loch Katrine sailings.
Loch Katrine features in ‘Dragonfly in Amber’, episode 13 and the conclusion of season 2 of Outlander. Brenachoile Point is three miles from Trossachs Pier and is a popular picnic point for walkers and cyclists, with views across to Ben Venue.
In a scene which is set during 1968 Brianna and Roger sit at the end of the point talking about the past. The car that they are seen getting out of at the start of the scene actually got stuck during filming. Luckily the team from the Sir Water Scott steamship came to the rescue and towed them out!
As Outlander fans will know the series flashes back to the 18th century, a time when Loch Katrine born outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor was roaming the nearby Scottish countryside. The story of Rob Roy MacGregor is part of the literary works of Sir Walter Scott, who the popular 119-year-old steamship at Loch Katrine is named after, there are also daily cruises on the Lady of the Lake, named after Scott’s narrative poem, first published in 1810.
Loch Katrine is very much in Outlander country, with Callander, Doune Castle and Deanston Distillery also featuring in the hit TV series.
In the picture the Sir Walter Scott Steamship is seen passing the point where Brianna and Roger were filmed at Brenachoile Point for Outlander.