Road Filming

Kylesku Bridge, Sutherland by George Reid

The Highlands Council welcomes crews and aims to support productions looking to film in the area. To deal with the number of enquiries we receive we have filming protocol in place to keep things as simple and efficient as possible. Please read on for guidance on road filming in the Highlands.

With the exception of the Trunk Roads (A82, A828, A832, A86, A87, A887, A835, A9, A95, A96, A99) which are owned by Transport Scotland, the majority of roads in the Highlands are owned and maintained by Highland Council. It is always good practice to contact the Highland Film COmmission to discuss any filming ahead of your shoot.

For all productions looking to film on a Highland COuncil owned road we require a completed Road Filming Application (see below). FOr roads belonging to Transport Scotland the production should contact them directly. If there is a road owned by a private landowner or it is unclear who owns the road, please contact the Highland Film Commission who will identify the landowner for you. If you wish to film on private estate roads or tracks, you will need permission from the landowner and potentially require assistance for access due to locked gates and barriers. Please read the Code of Practice and Highland Road Filming Guidance for further information.

Please note: submitting an application does not automatically grant permission for any road/roadside filming.

If you need more information, are unsure about statutory regulations, permits or whether the Guidance and Code of Practice applies to your shoot, we would like to help.

Please contact us:

+44 (0 )1463 702 955

If you wish to have Traffic Management in place, you must hire an authorised Traffic Management Company to apply and operate this on your behalf.

Highland Road Filming Guidance

Highland Filming Code of Practice 

Highland Road Filming Application

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