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Follow the country’s movie trails and discover sprawling beaches, ancient castles, rugged mountains, rolling hills, distinctive cities and picturesque towns and villages - all which have taken centre stage, many times over on the silver screen.

  • Buachaille Etive Mor with Allt Nan Gubhas, Glen Coe, Highlands
    Buachaille Etive Mor with Allt Nan Gubhas, Glen Coe
Claire (Caitriona Balfe) © Sony Pictures Television

Scotland: The Land That Inspired Outlander

Explore the world of Claire and Jamie and the MacKenzies, from standing stones and castles to Gaelic, kilts, whisky and more.

Macbeth (2015) © STUDIOCANAL

Discover Macbeth: The Man, Myth & Legend

Discover Macbeth: The Man, Myth & Legend

Buachaille Etive Mor


Stunning locations are a key ingredient of James Bond films and Skyfall is surprisingly the fourth film to feature Scotland.

Eilean Donan Castle ©vichie81 / Dollar Photo Club.

World's #1 cinematic destination

Scotland has been voted the world's Best Cinematic Destination for the silver screen! Find out more.

Balmoral Castle and the River Dee

Sunset Song film map

Sunset Song, starring Agyness Deyn and Peter Mullan, is a 2015 British drama film adaptation of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel.

The Jacobite steam train passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct

The Highlands movie map

The Highlands of Scotland have long been a film favourite of film makers for its stunning landscapes and rich and dramatic history. Follow this map to discover a selection fo the wide range of films that feature the north of Scotland and the Isle of Skye.

Looking across a calm Loch Duich to Eiliean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh

Film locations in Scotland

Scotland provides the perfect backdrop for the world of cinema with its rugged landscape and stunning scenery and has been used for a number of films, including Braveheart and Harry Potter.