This article is about the Season Two episode. You may be looking for the battle.
And now I'm off to change my breeks, because the hero of the hour has shat his pants.

Prestonpans is the tenth episode of Season Two and twenty-sixth episode overall of the Outlander television series.


Trusting in Claire's knowledge of "history," Jamie leads the Jacobite army into a critical battle with British opposition near the town of Preston. Meanwhile, Claire attends to the dead and dying, a reminder of the truest costs of war.


Jamie needs to bypass a swamp to lead the Jacobite army to win over the British army in a critical battle. Benefiting from her experience as a combat nurse during WWII, Claire tends to wounded and dying warriors.


Main CastEdit

Guest CastEdit

  • Romann Berrux as Fergus
  • Scott Kyle as Ross
  • Gregor Firth as Kincaid
  • Julian Wadham as Lord General George Murray
  • Gerard Horan as Quartermaster John O'Sullivan
  • Jim Sweeney as Andrew MacDonald
  • Tom Brittney as Lieutenant Foster
  • Alex Hope as Richard Anderson
  • Alice McMillan as Molly Cockburn
  • Bridget McCann as Alice McMurdo
  • Sarah Higgins as Allina Clerk
  • Magnus Sinding as British Soldier
  • Edward Kingham as British Sentry
  • Tom Cox as Colonel James Gardner

Production NotesEdit


  • Jamie’s coat was originally owned by his father, Brian Fraser. Brian was wearing the coat in Episode 112, just before his death.[1]
  • Jamie and Claire's barn from Episode 209 was turned into Claire's field hospital for the Battle of Prestonpans.[1]
  • All of the weapons in the Outlander armory are museum standard replicas, meaning they're historically accurate and only manufactured using authentic materials.[1]
  • To control the levels of fog and mist used in the Battle of Prestonpans, the scenes were filmed inside a tent.[1]
  • One of the officers says the Scots are not afraid of "shot nor shell." The British artillery shell was not developed until 1784, when a young Artillery officer named Henry Shrapnel began work on it. It was not used until 1787. The term "shrapnel" for the fragments resulting from shells, bombs and grenades was a result of his invention.[2]
  • "Down Among the Dead Men" is sung after the battle.



Last.fm_play.png "Prestonpans" – Bear McCreary




See AlsoEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Prestonpans

  • Help me find the song

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    • I would like to know what song is playing in season 2 episode 10 while Jamie is bowing to Claire after kissing her goodbye before going i...
    • I don't think it's on the soundtrack, unfortunately – at least not that specific cue.

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