Outlander actor Scott Kyle will be joining Edinburgh Acting School as a new leader of their Speech & Drama course.

Kyle, who plays Ross in the hit US TV series, will join theatre-maker Jen McGregor in leading the course in 2019/20 and will also work closely with the school principal, Stephen James Martin, on a programme of masterclasses and workshops.

As well as his role in Outlander, Kyle also starred in Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share and received the Stage Award for Acting Excellence for his role in Singin’ I’m No A Billy, He’s A Tim.

“We cannot wait for Scott to join the team,” said Martin. “We had a great introduction meeting which brought out lots of new projects for us to collaborate on in the future. We have a great team at EAS, and Scott is going to enhance that. He has a great energy and passion, and experience across the board that is going to be exciting for him to share with our students. EAS has really advanced over the last 18 months, and bringing Scott on board, I know it is just going to bring it to the next level”.

Edinburgh Acting School was founded in 1982 by Anna Tinline, who was later succeeded by Kirsty O’Sullivan. Martin took over as principal in 2017. The school provides a programme of part-time courses in acting and related performance skills. It gives students the opportunity to learn and train in and professional and supportive environment and emphasises the importance of its small class sizes.

For more information on the school see www.edinburghactingschool.com