Former Prime Minister David Cameron has asked to delay a Scottish drama until after the 2014 independence vote, it has been claimed.
The time travel blockbuster Outlander wasn’t shown here until six months after the referendum, in which the Scots decided to remain part of the UK.
Mr Cameron is said to have asked Sony to delay the launch for fear it could prompt a Yes vote.
Outlander aired in the US in August 2014 and was shown on Amazon Prime here in 2015.
A conference in Glasgow will look at history, politics, culture, language and music in the series.
Professor Willy Maley said: “There are rumors that the release date has been delayed because of the independence referendum.
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“It has been suggested that David Cameron met someone from Sony when he went to America.
“Like 1995’s Braveheart, Outlander received enormous international attention in Scotland.”