Ever wondered about 007's bond with Scotland? Aside from beautiful women and ingenious gadgets, stunning locations are a key ingredient in James Bond films and Sam Mendes' Skyfall (2012) is the fourth film to feature Scotland's jaw-dropping landscapes.
Starring Daniel Craig as 007, Skyfall sees the secret agent returning to his Scottish roots, with the main part of the action taking place at Bond's family home, Skyfall Lodge, which is located in awe-inspiring Glen Coe.
James Bond's Scottish heritage
It's no accident that Bond's family estate is located in Glen Coe. Ian Fleming, James Bond's creator, was reportedly so impressed by Sean Connery's portrayal of his most famous character in Dr No (1962) that he gave Bond some Scottish heritage.
In the novel You Only Live Twice Fleming reveals that, as a boy, 007 attended Fettes College - a private school in Edinburgh - whilst the iconic setting for Bond's family estate in Skyfall comes directly from On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - the film in which Bond reveals that his father is originally from Glencoe.