A KILTED warrior from Kilmacolm is leading an uprising to stop houses being built close to the famous Scottish battlefield of Culloden.

Actor and Jacobite enthusiast Andrew McAlindon is fronting a national campaign to stop a development near the historic site.

He recently led a march on parliament to protest at plans for a residential development nearby.

The protesters have collected 72,000 signatures and even attracted the support of author Diana Gabaldon, who wrote the Outlander novels.

Andrew said: “It’s a long shot but at least we are making a lot of noise.

“The law would need to be changed by the Scottish Government to overturn the decision made.

“They need to listen to us.”

The Stop Development at Culloden group which Andrew is involved in want to block any houses close to Culloden.

Andrew is a regular visitor at Culloden and runs his own excursions, wearing full Highland gear as he takes tourists to various locations featured in the Outlander TV series.

He also visits schools to talk about the Highlanders and Scottish history.

Andrew recently filmed scenes for the new series, season four, and says that his involvement with the programme has changed his life.

He said: “It is my passion.”