Outlander notes: Sam Heughan’s latest gig, the Solstice, and signs

OutlanderHappy Summer Solstice, everyone! Maybe the day doesn’t mean much to a lot of people out there, but it absolutely does to Outlander fans. This is when time-travel is possible — at least if you’re going towards some standing stones with the right possessions in tow…

Really, it’s nice to have these little Outlander milestones during the year, especially a year like this where there are no new episodes on the horizon. The premiere on Starz is still so far away, so every little moment of celebration we have is worth a nod and a smile.

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You can celebrate the Solstice by hitting up some standing stones, or you can just take a look at how there’s someone running a housing development in Jackson, Missouri who is an enormous fan of the series. How else do you explain naming streets and roads “Fraser’s Ridge,” “Sassenach,” or “Lallybroch Court”? We’ll admit to being a little bit worried to live on Sassenach Drive, mostly out of fear that our friends and relatives wouldn’t know how to spell it and stuff would get lost in the mail. Otherwise, we agree in totality with the show’s official Twitter, which comments on how Wentworth Dr. is a less-than-ideal spot to call your home.

Sam Heughan returns home

By “home,” we mean to his alma mater in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he took part in a new event today that included performances and so much more! This is something that he first teased a little bit earlier this week; judging from his post on social media, it doesn’t seem like much media or photos were allowed from the event itself. Maybe something more will come out in an official capacity in the days to come; if not, Sam’s appearance was just a lovely gift for those in attendance.

Even though Sam may be years removed from finishing his training at school, he has long expressed a willingness to give back to some degree. Just earlier this year, for example, he helped to host an event there featuring none other than Prince Charles, a notable patron of the institution. His presence there is a beacon of hope to the students and their families that they too can have an immensely successful career in the arts, provided that they put in the work and are willing to take both the victories and the failures. The early years of an actor can be a beast!

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