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TV and Film
Film & TV
Neist Point, Isle of Skye
The most westerly part of Skye, the lighthouse was featured in the 1996 film Breaking the Waves.


Film & TV Locations in Scotland

This country has produced its fair share of top Hollywood names, and there have been a surprising number of movies filmed in Scotland too. Our jaw-dropping scenery provides the perfect backdrop for the camera, with rugged landscapes and ethereal geological features which have everyone watching in awe. Admit it - including you!

Follow the country's movie trails in the footsteps of your favourite characters and discover Scottish film locations that include vast beaches, ancient castles, mountains, idylic rolling hills, distinctive cities and historic towns and villages.

5 Scottish film facts

  1. Readers of USA Today voted Scotland the world's Best Cinematic Destination in 2015.
  2. In Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey scenes on Jupiter were actually filmed on the Isle of Harris.
  3. Bollywood blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is one of many Bollywood films to use Scotland as a backdrop.
  4. Scotland has appeared in five Bond films including Skyfall in 2012.
  5. Edinburgh features in the superhero blockbuster adventure Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, and previously the Fife town of Culross made an appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger.