New guide for Scotland’s movie sets

Scotland is no stranger to the big screen and now you can visit the sets of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

Set in Scotland: A Film Fan’s Odyssey, released by Visit Scotland, contains an extensive list of some of the most famous scenes in cinematic history.

The national tourism organisation’s book, which contains details of more than 100 films shot in Scotland over the decades, is published as Daniel Craig takes on the role of agent 007 for the fourth time in Spectre.

Featuring everything from Gregory’s Girl to the Harry Potter films and Prometheus, right up to the most recent movies such as Macbeth and Sunset Song, which were partially shot in Skye and Aberdeenshire respectively, Set in Scotland is aimed at visitors eager to follow in the footsteps of the film stars.

There are special sections on James Bond – the spy with the Glen Coe ancestry – and Bollywood, as well as honorary mentions for popular television series such as Outlander, Downton Abbey and Balamory.

It also details some of the more surprising places that Scotland has stood in for on the silver screen, including Turkey (From Russia With Love), San Francisco (Cloud Atlas), Vermont (Flash Gordon) and even the surface of Jupiter (2001: A Space Odyssey).

Earlier this year Scotland was voted Best Cinematic Destination by readers of USA Today in an online poll.

Some of the locations include:

Braveheart, Glen Nevis, Fort William

Chris Breddy/Flickr

Chris Breddy/Flickr

The Da Vinci Code, Rossyln Chapel, Midlothian

Maurice Smith/Flickr

Maurice Smith/Flickr


Harry Potter, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Lochaber

Michael Lamberty/Flickr

Michael Lamberty/Flickr

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