Some landscapes and scenes in Scotland have become synonymous with Hollywood film making. Some because of their distinctive eye-candy appeal. And a few whose breath-taking grandeur have found them appearing time and again in movies all around the world.


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Glencoe alone has been used so many times in movie making, including:

  • Being Human
  • Braveheart
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Complicity
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Highlander 1 and 3
  • Kidnapped
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Bollywood)
  • Made of Honour
  • Master of Ballantrae
  • Massacre of Glencoe
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Quest for Fire
  • Restless Natives
  • Rob Roy
  • Sawney Bean
  • Skyfall
  • The 39 Steps
  • Under the Skin


Visitor numbers to the The Old Man of Storr, an iconic rock formation on Skye, have soared in recent years, thanks to its use in several high profile films, including Roald Dahl’s The BFG, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and the 2015 remake of Macbeth.

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