Men in Kilts Season 1, Episode 6 recap: Scotland by Land, Air and Sea

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Men in Kilts -- Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ /

Men in Kilts traverses through Scotland by introducing us to multiple modes of transportation. It’s quite an adventure, to say the least, and as always, it provides a solid half-hour of laughs and hilarity.

Graham McTavish and Sam Heughan take us across Scotland via bike, boat, climbing down very high cliffs, and even jumping on a seaplane. I initially thought six episodes in we may start to lose the appeal of what they are doing, but Scotland is such a beautiful country and I love how Men in Kilts is allowing us to see that beauty through this format.

It’s a pretty genius move, to be honest because once it’s safe to travel again, it’s a surefire guarantee that many folks will be booking their tickets to Scotland–I know I will. Especially after seeing Sam and Graham bike around those beautiful mountains!

Whether it was a seaplane or bikes, this week’s episode of Men in Kilts gives us a new and fresh perspective on the geography of Scotland and how one can use many modes of transportation to explore it. So without further ado, let’s talk about Sam and Graham’s adventures!

Men in Kilts Season 1, Episode 6: Sam and Graham go biking

The episode kicks off with Sam and Graham biking up a very steep hill which leads to a glorious view. They may have lost all their energy getting up there (let’s be honest, they didn’t actually ride their bike up that hill), but it was worth it when they reach the top.

If you’ve been to Scotland then you know the beauty of the country is indescribable and breathtaking. It’s so surreal that you almost feel as if you are on a different planet, and that’s the same feeling you get when you see the view Sam and Graham have from the top of the hill.

Men in Kilts Season 1, Episode 6: The Loch Ness

Before heading to Loch Ness, Sam gives us a brief background on how the Scottish islands came to be. It’s a story he remembers fondly from his childhood and involves a giant hag dropping stones into the sea. Those stones formed the islands around the country, per the story. Whatever you might think of that story, one thing is for sure–the Scottish islands are beautiful and have been attracting tourists for decades.

Speaking of myths, one of the biggest ones to come out of Scotland involves the Loch Ness monster. So naturally, they must hop on a boat to explore those murky waters with the hopes of getting a glimpse at Nessie.

Joining them for their rowboat ride is their former Outlander costar Gary Lewis, who played the role of Colum Mackenzie. It was nice to see a familiar face!

The boat trip continues as Sam and Graham go out to the Isle of Skye, and then drive on over to Quiraing, where their adventure continues!

Men in Kilts Season 1, Episode 6: Films in Scotland

Once in Quiraing, the two of them get on bikes again and go to see a location known as the Old Man of Storr. It’s a giant structure where many movies have been filmed including Transformers and Aliens.

The best part about their visit to the Old Man of Storr, however, is when they both jump into the Fairy Pools, a beautiful waterfall, and freeze their butts off. Let’s just say Sam was the one who was gallantly swimming through the chilly waters (show-off!), and Graham was really struggling to enjoy the swim.

Men in Kilts Season 1, Episode 6: Graham faces his fears

On their last stop, Sam and Graham take a seaplane over to the Ben Lomond mountain where they have plans to repel down a cliff–a very steep cliff called Kilt Rock.

Seeing as how heights are Graham’s biggest fear, he’s absolutely petrified to even participate. But like a trooper and with the help of abseiling instructor Matt Barratt, he manages to pull it off. it’s clear from Graham’s face that he is freaking out, so much so that when Sam cracks jokes he asks him to shut up.

Graham successfully completes his task as the entire crew cheers him on for getting it done. And then, of course, when it’s Sam’s turn he repels down the cliff like an absolute pro without even batting an eye. Are we really surprised, though? This is Sam Heughan we’re talking about, the guy loves his intense sports.

Through land, air, and sea Men in Kilts takes us on a wonderful journey through Scotland, and I look forward to seeing how next week’s episode focused on clans and tartans will play out. If this season has been any indication, it’s going to be amazing!

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