Outlander has sparked recruitment boom in Highlands


Recruitment firm HIJOBS, in the lovely but neglected Insider magazine, report that

‘Outlander has boosted the economy, visitor numbers and now jobs. HIJOBS says the time-travelling Jacobean epic – which has made household names of actors Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser and Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser – has had major implications for the job market in the area. Arguably one of the biggest stars of the series and the biggest scene-stealer has been Scotland itself with its stunning landscapes and historic buildings, towns and villages.’


Here are some earlier reports on the ‘Outlander Effect’:

‘Outlander links see visitors to historic sites soaring’

‘Scotland enjoys tourism boost thanks to interest in Gaelic’

Tourism spending in Scotland surges ahead of UK figure


4 thoughts on “Outlander has sparked recruitment boom in Highlands

  1. Ludo Thierry March 7, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Never seen ‘Outlander’ – It sounds interesting. I noticed the Insider piece described it as ‘Jacobean’ – I’m wondering if – as a ‘period piece’ it is more ‘Jacobite’ era than ‘Jacobean’ era? – I thought I’d heard that it involved actions around Culloden and the aftermath. If I’m entirely wrong (as is often the case) apologies all round for nit-picking. In any case it doesn’t detract from the very positive ‘story’ about the Outlander effect improving employment opportunities in the Highlands.


  2. johnrobertson834 March 7, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    I didn’t notice that. I write these things up so quickly. Yes, should be Jacobite.


  3. johnrobertson834 March 8, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    And I’ll deftly avoid a Weinstein by saying he has better legs than Jacobean furniture. Hers? I’m saying nothing.


  4. Ludo Thierry March 9, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    As Wales Correspondent I’ve been remiss in not posting news of this fabulous Westminster coup by Plaid earlier this week|: From beeb Wales site:

    Brexit: Plaid Cymru EU citizenship call passed in Commons

    A Plaid Cymru call for UK nationals to retain EU citizenship after Brexit has been passed by MPs without a vote.

    But the result is not binding on the UK government.

    Plaid Cymru said it was the first time one of its motions has been passed by the Commons.

    Conservative MPs rarely take part in non-binding votes called by opposition parties.

    The motion also called for Britain to remain in the EU’s single market – which has been ruled out by the government.

    Plaid Cymru say continuing EU citizenship would give British nationals the right to travel, live, study and work anywhere in the EU “and a wide range of other rights under EU law regarding health, education, work and social security”.

    A legal challenge in the European Court of Justice is also expected.

    Obviously it is a ‘non-binding’ vote by the Commons – but, nonetheless, embarrassing for Theresa. NOTE: it was, seemingly, the first Plaid motion to be passed – Plaid have been continuously represented at Westminster since Gwynfor Evans won his famous by-election in 1966 – One motion passed every 52 years – that’s some strike rate Westminster ‘permits’ the Celtic Fringe.


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