New film guide features Castle

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Dunnottar Castle is to feature alongside a host of famous locations in a new film locations guide produced by Visit Scotland.

Available free of charge in VisitScotland Information Centres throughout the country and for download at visitscotland.com, Set in Scotland, A Film Fan’s Odyssey contains details of more than 100 different films and TV programmes either shot or set in Scotland. It is the first Scotland-wide film locations guide VisitScotland has produced.

With starring roles in everything from Disney blockbusters to Royal dramas, Aberdeen City and Shire’s silver screen highlights are to be celebrated.

Upcoming Blockbuster Victor Frankenstein and Hamlet starring Mel Gibson are just two of the films to feature the Castle, and it was also used as inspiration in the Disney Pixar animated film Brave, while Sunset Song was filmed in the Mearns last year.

Set in Scotland capitalises on the growing trend of set-jetting.

There are special sections on James Bond – the spy with the Glen Coe ancestry – and Bollywood, as well as honorary mentions for popular television series such as Outlander, Downton Abbey and Balamory.

Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said: “Scotland’s towns, cities and countryside play their own show-stealing parts in the stories being told here for production firms across the world. VisitScotland’s new film locations guide details more than 100 films shot in Scotland over the last decades and provides an opportunity for us to showcase the country’s natural beauty.”