Filming in the Highlands

The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination – a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes with fascinating history. Whichever part of the Highlands you choose to visit, you will be assured of one thing – a genuine, warm Scottish welcome!


Scotcalder Railway Station, Caithness


Top 5 reasons to Film in the Highlands

1. The Highlands are home to many iconic locations such as towering Ben Nevis, majestic Glencoe, mysterious Loch Ness, and the enchanting Isle of Skye. Our database has over 1,000 fascinating locations awaiting your project.


2. Looking for production crew and support services? We have over 500 locally based individuals and companies signed up to our Production Guide.


3. With over 3,000 miles of Highland coastline you are sure to fine the perfect shoreline setting for your shoot.


4. The media industry is a valuable part of the Highland economy and this is recognised by Highland Council, which is keen to offer assistance to productions in matters such as road closures and traffic management.


5. The Cairngorm National Park (the UK’s largest national park at 1,748 square miles) crosses the boundaries of five local authority areas. Within the Highland sector you can find Aviemore, a highly popular access point for the park and its ski centre and the Highland Wildlife Park home to Scottish wildlife and endangered animals from the world’s mountains and tundra regions.


The Highland Filming Code of Practice

Please read our Code of Practice before filming in the area



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