Famous Scottish Film Locations Brought To Book

27 October 2015, 05:49

A new book has been launched to help guide film fans around some of Scotland's most iconic cinematic locations.

More than 100 films featuring Scottish scenery are included in the VisitScotland book Set in Scotland: A Film Fan's Odyssey, as well as popular television series such as Outlander and Downton Abbey.

Among the locations featured are the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter films, and Glen Etive, backdrop to the showdown in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall.

The book also covers scenery from films including Chariots of Fire, Gregory's Girl, Prometheus, Macbeth and Sunset Song.

VisitScotland chairman Mike Cantlay said: "The list of films and locations featured in Set in Scotland is not exhaustive, but the guide serves as a fantastic way to introduce visitors to our country's many scene-stealing roles on the silver screen.

"It is a handy and fun way for people to enjoy a set-jetting holiday in Scotland, to follow in the footsteps of the stars and to find out why this country has inspired generations of film-makers.''

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "Scotland's towns, cities and countryside play their own show-stealing parts in the stories being told here for production firms across the world.

"VisitScotland's new film locations guide details more than 100 films shot in Scotland over the decades and provides an opportunity for us to showcase not only Scotland's internationally renowned heritage but also the wealth of natural beauty that our country has to offer.''

Earlier this year Scotland was voted the best cinematic destination by readers of USA Today in an online poll.

The guide will be available free of charge at VisitScotland Information Centres throughout the country, in branches of Waterstones and at visitscotland.com.