Does anyone else like to transport themselves right into the middle of a movie scene like me?
So many places in Scotland have appeared on the big and small screen so I thought I'd list some of my favourites.
Skyfall - Glen Etive. What's not to love about recreating that famous scene where Bond and M stand looking down Glen Etive en route to Skyfall? I know I've done it, sadly minus the awesome vehicle.
Restless Natives - A wonderful motorbike tour of 1980s Edinburgh with Wolfman and The Clown. The film also features some spectacular Scottish scenery in and around the Rest and be Thankful and Glencoe.
I know where I'm going! - The Isle of Mull features prominently in this beautiful old movie from 1945. Carsaig, the Western Isles Hotel, Moy Castle and Duart Castle all make an appearance. It's well worth a watch if you know Mull or fancy a visit and in particular the phonebox in Carsaig. It needs to be seen to be believed?
Trainspotting - Corrour Station where Renton has his famous rant about being Scottish and the Edinburgh chase scene along Princes Street are a couple of the iconic movie scenes which feature Scotland.
Harry Potter - The Glenfinnan Viaduct by Loch Shiel is now a pilgrimage site for Harry Potter fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the Hogwarts Express.
Outlander - I couldn't miss a shout out to the small screen and the TV series Outlander where Scotland is the biggest star of all. There are multiple sites featured in the show worth visiting including Blackness Castle near Edinburgh (Fort William), Doune Castle (Castle Leoch), Preston Mill in East Linton (that al fresco bathing scene), The pretty town of Culross in Fife (witch trials town) and Midhope House near Edinburgh (lallybroch).
Do you have any other recommendations or old favourites? Have you recreated some Scottish movie scenes and snapped the evidence on camera? Care to share your inner Bond moment?
I'm a Scottish travel blogger and freelance writer with an extensive knowledge of travelling in Scotland. I'm always on the road exploring my wonderful country. I love remote places, history and the great outdoors.