Premium- Men in Kilts -Sam Heughan Tried To Go Through The 'Outlander' Stones On 'Men In Kilts,' But He's No Claire
Caitriona Balfe may not have joined in on Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish's Men in Kilts road trip, but her Outlander character was certainly there in spirit during Sunday's episode, "Witchcraft and Superstition." Beyond McTavish getting the old-school witch treatment, Scottish-style, Heughan tried to go through the Outlander stones on Men in Kilts. But just like his Outlander character Jamie, Heughan is no time traveler.
Although the stones on Outlander are made of styrofoam and located at the fictional Craigh na Dun, Heughan explained on Men in Kilts how the show used the Calanais (or Callanish) Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides as the model.
McTavish called this real-life majestic stone circle built around 2900 B.C., "the Stonehenge of the North." Historians don't know exactly what the stones were used for (though Heughan and McTavish had a few guesses) and as Gabaldon told National Geographic in 2014, the mysterious nature of stone circles is what led to her imagination going wild with the time-traveling concept of Outlander. So Heughan had to give going through the stones a go while there, like many Outlander fans before him.
McTavish tried to warn him that Outlander is fiction. (Looks like someone needs one of Outlander video recapper Josh Pray's "Chill, it's just fiction" t-shirts.) But Heughan wasn't going to miss out on this opportunity. Yet, even when he applied force to the stones (ahem, that's not quite how it's done), his body remained firmly in the 21st century. As McTavish said, Heughan was still here. (If only there was a fan page dedicated to Heughan being still here... oh wait...)