'Outlander' Stars to Tour Scotland in Docuseries 'Men in Kilts'

(Photo: Starz)
(Photo: Starz)

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish will take viewers on a tour of Scotland this Valentine's Day with docuseries Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham​. 

The two men star together in Outlander, a period drama set in gorgeous eighteenth-century Scotland (sometimes, there's also time travel involved), which has proven a boon to the country's tourism industry since it premiered in 2014. But with the series' highly anticipated sixth season unlikely to arrive any time soon - production has been suspended to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic - Men in Kilts is going to be the closest fans will be able to get to Lallybroch anytime soon. 

The eight-episode travel series will celebrate the rich, complex cultural heritage and history of Scotland as Heughan and McTavish tour their native country in a camper van, meeting local artisans, experts, and just regular folks along the way. And, most importantly, as the title suggests, kilts will certainly be involved. 

The trailer promises a mix of silly antics and Outlander related anecdotes, and the friendship between the two men is palpable, even in this brief clip. 

As you can see from the trailer, much of the series will be dedicated to the gorgeous scenery of Scotland - and this show has been a true labor of love for Heughan, who has been working to bring it to life for some time.

Originally called Clan Lands, the show was born out of a desire for visual to go along with a podcast the actor was planning. It eventually evolved into a TV series.

"I've always been interested in Scotland's history, the clans, and the culture," Heughan told Oprah Magazine in 2019. "We have such huge tourism from Outlander. We just wanted to sort of go on that adventure as well, and bring some of that to people, because it's part of the show that we don't get to explore anymore as the show has moved on." 

Men in Kilts will premiere on Starz on Sunday, February 14 at 8pm. Will you give it a look. Let's discuss in the comments.