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Highland Council Services Available for Hire

2 November 2023

Highland Council is now able to offer productions access to key services which can aid productions filming in the Highland region. Below are listed the services currently on offer however if there is anything else your production requires please get in touch via email, or tel. 01463 702955 and we will aim to assist […]

Looking back over the past decade of filming in the Highlands

20 December 2019

The 2010’s has been a great decade for filming in the Highlands with some of the biggest films of the decade choosing it to film in. At the Highland Film Commission we couldn’t be happier with the level of quality productions being shot here and very much hope that the Highlands continue to be used […]

New High-Speed LNER Service starts between Inverness and London

13 December 2019

By the end of 2019, LNER will be offering a new, high-speed rail service between Inverness and London King’s Cross. When the new Azuma trains come into operation they will offer a better direct service between the two cities; providing more seats on board, more space for passengers and cheaper rates. With visitor numbers across […]

Focus 2019 – how to get the most out of your location

6 December 2019

This week the Highland Film Commission joined other members of the Scottish Locations Network and Screen Scotland to attend Focus 2019. Focus is the meeting place for international productions and gave us the opportunity to meet members of many international film organisations. By attending the BECTU Presents: Meet the Supervising Location Managers, we were given […]

TLG talks to Colin Simpson about Macbeth and filming in the Scottish Highlands

8 February 2016

Article by Tom Deehan, TLG Colin Simpson is the Principal Tourism & Film Officer at the Highland Council, offering advice to productions to help them choose the best location within the Scottish Highlands to suit them. Colin was kind enough to talk to TLG at FOCUS about working in one of the UK’s most iconic […]

British Airways Starts Direct Route To The Scottish Highlands

1 December 2015

  British Airways is to boost services to Scotland with the start of new daily flights from Heathrow to Inverness, making access to filming in Highland easier than ever. The new year-round service will start on May 3 2016, connecting Inverness directly with Heathrow’s T5 and British Airways’ global network, serving more than 125 destinations […]

Set in Scotland – A Film Fan’s Odyssey

13 November 2015

The national tourism organisation VisitScotland’s new book, which contains details of more than 100 films shot in Scotland over the decades, is published as Daniel Craig takes on the role of agent 007 for the fourth time in Spectre. Set in Scotland: A Film Fan’s Odyssey, which will be available free of charge in VisitScotland Information […]

VisitScotland Highlands & Skye Movie Map

17 August 2015

Created by VisitScotland and The Highland Council, The Highlands & Skye Movie Map highlights around 50 filming locations and features everything from Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget horror flicks. Divided into different genres, the easy-to-follow guide capitalises on the popularity of set-jetting, where film fans visit real-life movie locations. Among numerous other locations, the map features […]

Aerial filming in the Scottish Highlands

7 August 2012

The Highlands of Scotland lends itself very well to aerial filming with its array of beautiful landscapes. A recent video produced by freelance filmaker John Duncan demostrates this to its full potential and can be seen by clicking here. To find out more about aerial filming in the Highlands please take the time to read the […]

Interview: Julie Bills, Camera Operator

13 July 2012

Highlands-based Julie Bills, camera operator on some of Scotland’s best known TV and film productions, including The Eagle and Neds, explains how she got started in the business and why the area is important to her. Starting out I originally studied painting at Art School, then worked freelance for ten years as an artist and […]