Locations in Scotland

Scotland, with its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse filming locations, has emerged as a highly sought-after destination for filmmakers from around the world. Whether you’re capturing the sweeping vistas of the Highlands, delving into the intriguing history of ancient castles, or immersing yourself in the magical charm of quaint villages, Scotland offers a tapestry of visual wonders for any production.

Filming Locations

Scotland boasts a plethora of stunning locations that cater to diverse filming needs. From rugged mountains and picturesque lochs to historic castles and charming villages, the country offers a wide range of options. Some iconic filming locations include the majestic Highlands, the mysterious Isle of Skye, the ancient Edinburgh Castle, the scenic Loch Ness, and the rugged landscapes of Glen Coe to name a few. Whether you seek natural beauty or historical charm, Scotland has it all.

Local Crew and Equipment

Scotland is renowned for its skilled and experienced crew members who can provide invaluable assistance during filming. The local crew is highly professional, adaptable, and well-versed in international production standards. They are used to working in diverse genres and have a flexible mindset. The equipment available in Scotland is of high quality, including camera gear, lighting and sound equipment. The costs associated with crew and equipment in Scotland are competitive compared to other major filming destinations.

Filming Permits

When filming in Scotland, you may require permits depending on the location and nature of your shoot. The process of obtaining permits is generally straightforward, particularly for small-scale productions. The necessary permits can be obtained through the relevant local authorities or landowners. Our local producers and Fixers can guide you through the permit application process and liaise with the appropriate authorities on your behalf. 

Weather, Time and Seasons

Scotland’s weather can be unpredictable, with the possibility of rain, wind, or mist even during summer months. It is essential to plan for weather contingencies and be prepared for changes in shooting schedules. Scotland experiences long daylight hours during summer, providing ample time for shooting. The country’s distinct seasons offer unique visual opportunities, from vibrant autumn foliage to snow-covered landscapes in winter.


Scotland has a well-connected transportation system, including airports, train services, and road networks, facilitating easy movement of crew and equipment between locations.

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