Travel Outlander's Sam Heughan Asks Fans to Be Respectful at Historical Sites
Jab sites opened at Yankee Stadium, Oakland Coliseum and Fenway Park
Oakland Coliseum, top right, houses one of the first federally operated vaccination sites. Yankee Stadium, bottom right, and Fenway Park, left, will soon start vaccinating thousands a week.The vaccination centers are opening as the number of daily cases has dropped 45 percent since the latest peak on January 11, according to data from the COVID-19 Tracking Project. There were 131,341 new cases reported on Wednesday.
Actor Sam Heughan is remindingto be respectful of the historic sites featured in the series. Both and that inspired the program are a huge draw for travelers to Scotland.
“From recent research, we know that one in five people visit Scotland having seen the locations on film or TV—and a high number of those visitors cite Outlander as the inspiration behind their trip,” Jenni Steele, Film & Creative Industries Manager at VisitScotland,. Often, these fans want to visit sites that play a key role in the Outlander story, like the Culloden Battlefield, and its gravesite. Heughan wants to let visitor know that these locations aren't film sets, but a place where people have died and are buried.
Train Like the Special Forces With Sam Heughan's ‘SAS: Red Notice’ Workout
Train Like the Special Forces With Sam Heughan's ‘SAS: Red Notice’ Workout“I gave him a call and he just so happened to be out with the Royal Marines doing maneuvers in Wales,” Heughan tells Men’s Journal. Despite having retired from the military after 17 years of service, the highly decorated McNab has remained an active member of the community, all while writing a number of best-selling war thrillers like Red Notice. “The guy is climbing through the mountains with a full pack, doing drills, and at the same time giving us guidance on the script. I was impressed.
"Hopefully, reading our book or other books, people will understand the history of what happened and treat historic sites with the respect they are due," Heughan said.
, Raoul Curtis-Machin, who serves as the National Trust for Scotland's operations manager at Culloden, noted that specific preservation measures are being taken as the site has become so popular with Outlander fans.
"Worst hit recently is the area around the Fraser Stone, which has become a site of pilgrimage for Outlander fans," he said.
"Last year, this was not really an issue because the ground stayed hard in the dry weather, but this year it has become very muddy with the heavy rain," he continued.
"Visitors still have full access to the whole area—we have just cordoned off the worst patch immediately in front of the Fraser Stone."
Heughan's Men in Kilts co-star Graham McTavish also wanted to make it clear that visitors should not take souvenirs from the historic spaces.
“I certainly don’t agree with people taking souvenirs,” he said.“These places are to be shared by everybody and if you start dismantling them for your own selfish gain then that’s not helping anybody at all.”
Sam Heughan Shared a Jacked Gym Selfie After a Grueling Birthday WOD .
The'Outlander' star celebrated his"29th" birthday with an intense CrossFit workout.Heughan shared a triumphant gym selfie on Instagram after completing the WOD, flexing his jacked biceps. Also featured in the photo is John Valbonesi, a personal trainer and program director at The Peak Challenge, Heughan's health and wellness initiative which enables people to raise money for charity while completing personal challenges such as running a 10K or climbing a mountain.