Outlander actor joins Scotland Correspondent magazine
Outlander actor Scott Kyle is taking on a new role as a star columnist for Scotland Correspondent magazine.
The award winning stage and screen performer joins the editorial team for this month’s issue (August 2019) of the free, multi-media digital magazine that promotes all things Scottish to a global audience.
Scott, who has a personal following of close to a million fans around the world through his social media presence, says he aims to highlight Scots-grown talent, showcase the best of his homeland and share his personal experiences of working in the arts and theatre. He begins with a personal peep behind the walls of ancient Holyroodhouse, Scotland’s most important royal palace and once home to tragic Mary Queen of Scots.
The Glasgow-born actor is currently appearing in the stage production of ‘A War of Two Halves’ at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has just finished filming the upcoming BBC drama ‘Trust Me’. He has recently taken up a post of visiting lecturer with the Edinburgh Acting Academy.
“I have already had an overwhelming response to my first piece – thousands of wonderful messages from all over the world,” said Scott.
“Readers have wished me well and been generous with their praise. I feel this is a unique and exciting opportunity – until now, my musings have mostly been confined to Twitter.
“Now, that I’m no longer restricted to just 280 characters, I can really use the space to write about subjects close to my heart and, hopefully, of interest to the many millions of people who hold Scotland close to their hearts no matter where they are in the world.”
The digital only magazine, which has readers in more than 60 countries, was launched in January 2017 by seasoned Scots journalist Paul Kelbie. He has been writing for leading print titles for more than 30 years, including The Times, Daily Telegraph and Associated Press. For almost a decade, until he branched out into digital publishing, he was Scotland correspondent for The Independent, Independent on Sunday and Observer newspapers.
“Scott is passionate about Scotland and all things Scottish. When I interviewed him for the magazine it quickly became apparent he had much more to say than could possibly be covered in one story, so I asked whether he would consider writing a regular column for us,” said Paul.
“He has a huge following, particularly in north America where almost half of Scotland Correspondent’s audience live and work. He is most readily recognised by them as Ross, Outlander’s square-jawed blacksmith and is already a well-known name among many of our existing readers.
“It is a pleasure to have him on board because he is so passionate about promoting Scotland’s culture and talent. He also has much to say about the many good causes he is involved with, from playing in charity football matches to providing drama workshops for youngsters in a number of countries.
“Scotland Correspondent is delighted to be able to give him all the space he needs to talk directly to his followers and our audience.”