From James Bond to Harry Potter - Scotland in the Movies

Like films? Love Scotland? You’re in luck! Visit Scotland’s book Set in Scotland – A Film Fan’s Odyssey will tell you all about the more than 100 movies made in the country that was named by USA Today as the world’s Best Cinematic Destination.

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From classics like The 39 Steps, Whisky Galore and the Wicker Man, to Local Hero, Trainspotting, Highlander, Braveheart and the Da Vinci Code, Scotland’s cities, highlands, lowlands, mountains, islands and lochs have provided the backdrop to many famous films. And of course, Scotland has made numerous appearances in some of the biggest blockbuster franchises of all time, the James Bond and Harry Potter series.

Armed with a copy of Set in Scotland, film fans can track down the iconic railway bridge traversed by the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Lochaber), the beach in the iconic opening sequence of Chariots of Fire (St Andrews) or the loch where Bond and ‘M’ pause in his Aston Martin on the way to Skyfall (Glen Etive). 

There are some surprises in here as well. Who knew that the island of Harris stood in for the surface of Jupiter in 2001: A Space Odyssey or that parts of the Batman classic The Dark Knight Rises were filmed in the Highlands?

An essential guide for film buffs and trivia fanatics everywhere.

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