TV and Film
Film & TV
Neist Point, Isle of Skye © adrianpluskota-Foto

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 its rugged landscape and ethereal geological features which have everyone in awe on the other side of the screen. Admit it - including you!

Film buff or not, follow the country's movie trails in the footsteps of your favourite characters, to discover Scottish film locations including  sprawling beaches, ancient castles, rugged mountains, rolling hills, distinctive cities and picturesque 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 celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. This romantic film is one of many Bollywood films to use Scotland as a backdrop.
  4. Scotland has appeared in four Bond films including Skyfall in 2012.
  5. Edinburgh features in the latest superhero blockbuster adventure Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, and previously the Fife town of Culross made an appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger.

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