Published on : Wednesday, January 30, 2019
What do Outlaw King, Trainspotting, Outlander, James Bond, and Harry Potter all have in common? They were all filmed in Scotland*, and it’s not just the actors that have the starring roles. Scotland’s mountains, castles, lochs and glens are sharing the spotlight, and the best thing? They are just as breath-taking off-screen as they are on.
Film-makers are shining a spotlight on Scotland with the recently released Outlaw King being the biggest film to be shot entirely in Scotland (according to the boundaries of Scotland in the 13th century in which it is set). During the last few years, Outlander, T2 Trainspotting and The Avengers franchise have called upon Scotland for its backdrops, as has the eagerly awaited Mary Queen of Scots movie.
Mary, Queen of Scots, starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, which is out in cinemas across the UK now, focuses on the challenging relationship between Mary and her distant cousin Queen Elizabeth I. The film is a look into Britain’s rich history and Mary’s time in Scotland. With filming having taken place at several locations across the country, Scotland’s stunning landscapes and magnificent castles are set to shine once more.
As Scottish landscapes dazzle on the big screen, here are some of the top picks of other breath-taking locations that have featured in recent TV and film highlights.