Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter, Flash Gordon, James Bond and Batman with the launch of a new movie map. Created by VisitScotland and The Highland Council, The Highlands & Skye Movie Map highlights 50 filming locations and features everything from Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget horror flicks.
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 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.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman and the Gaelic language film, Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle are among those to be filmed on Skye, and it can also be seen in the upcoming Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender.
Jenni Steele, Film & Creative Industries Marketing Manager at VisitScotland, said:
“This fantastic map is an indispensable guide to movies shot in the Highlands and on Skye. From Monty Python and the Holy Grail to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Local Hero to Braveheart, the spectacular scenery of the region has been a magnet for generations of film-makers. ”