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In BriefNew tourist map shows Highland film locations

New tourist map shows Highland film locations

VISITORS to the Highlands can now re-trace the footsteps of Harry Potter and James Bond with the launch of a new movie map for tourists.



Glenfinnan Viaduct, which plays a starring role in the Harry Potter movies, is on the map.



The Highlands & Skye Movie Map highlights around 50 filming locations,  from Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget horror flicks.

Included are Eilean Donan Castle (as seen in Highlander and The World is Not Enough); Glen Coe (Skyfall and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps); and Glenfinnan Viaduct, which plays a starring role in the Harry Potter movies.

The guide also features a dedicated section on Skye, where the opening airport scene for Flash Gordon was filmed in 1980.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman and the Gaelic language film, Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle were also filmed on Skye, and it can also be seen in the upcoming Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender.


The map was created by VisitScotland and The Highland Council.


Jenni Steele, Film & Creative Industries Marketing Manager at VisitScotland, said: “The spectacular scenery of the region has been a magnet for generations of film-makers.

“And with set-jetting an ever more popular pastime, I’m sure even more people will be inspired to come to the Highlands after learning of its rich silver screen legacy.” 
In a recent online poll by USA Today, Scotland was voted Best Cinematic Destination in the world.


The map can be downloaded at:


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