A picture of actor Sam Heughan as Jamie in Starz TV series "Outlander." Outlander/ Facebook

The “Outlander effect” has reportedly led to Scotland getting a record number of tourists. Meanwhile, a preview of the show's season 3 soundtrack has been released online.

The numbers are out, showing a 15 percent jump in the number of tourists visiting Scotland, Telegraph reports. The data was released by the UK Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Most of the increase is said to be due to visitors from other European countries. But the increase is not the same across the board. There was a 1.5 percent drop in the number of Brits visiting Scotland. However, the Brits who travelled to Scotland reportedly spent more during their trip. While the popularity of the “Outlander” TV series is seen as one of the factors that helped increase the number of tourists, the other factor is the favourable exchange rate.

Meanwhile, the soundtrack of “Outlander” season 3 has a release date. The album will be out on Feb. 9, and fans can pre-order it right now. A preview of the album has been posted on EOnline. The preview is the theme song “The Skye Boat Song” with Caribbean drums. The music was composed by Bear McCreary.

Filming is currently ongoing for season 4, with over a quarter of the production already done. The cast and crew are working in Scotland, and as of this writing, there haven’t been any announcements about travelling to another county to film.

In the midst of the current Droughtlander, the fight between Starz and Altice continues in the US. The cable network had dropped all shows from Starz, with both parties locked in intense negotiations for a long time.

The dispute has now reached the courts with Starz filing an FCC complaint against Altice for not giving viewers a one-month notice as it was supposed to, Variety reports. In its defence, Altice said that Starz has demanded an increase in rates at a time when there’s dropping viewership for its shows. On top of this, the shows are available for streaming on the app for fans to watch the shows directly.