OUTLANDER actor Sam Heughan has said he is happy to be back home in Scotland filming series five of the hit show.

Heughan revealed the cast already has a couple of episodes under its belt as he took time out to visit the music and drama school where he trained as an actor.

The 39-year-old, who grew up in Dumfries and Galloway, also has two action films awaiting release.

Speaking at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Heughan, pictured, said: “We’ve just started production – we’re a couple of episodes in. I also have two movies coming out this year – I shot a movie with Vin Diesel (Bloodshot) in the summer break and also another action movie called SAS. It’s been a busy year but it’s nice to be back in Scotland.”

The adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s book series concluded its fourth series in January. Heughan said of series five: “Scotland is doubling this year as North Carolina. The set design has been incredible.

“It’s the build-up to the War of Independence and Jamie Fraser is stuck between two fires.

“He’s working for the British but doesn’t believe in their cause.”