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Movie magic map of the Highlands

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Visitors to the Highlands are being encouraged to head to locations from around 50 films, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to low-budget horror films.

The Jacobite steam train passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct at the head of Loch Shiel, Lochaber, Highlands of Scotland Picture Credit : Paul Tomkins / VisitScotland

The Jacobite steam train passing over the Glenfinnan Viaduct at the head of Loch Shiel, Lochaber, Highlands of Scotland
Picture Credit : Paul Tomkins / VisitScotland

VisitScotland has produced a map and guide which highlights a number of locations including Eilean Donan Castle, as seen in Highlander, Glen Coe, as featured in James Bond film Skyfall and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, and the Glenfinnan Viaduct, as crossed by the Hogwarts Express in Harry Potter.

Jenni Steele, film and creative industries marketing manager at VisitScotland, said the map is “an indispensable guide to movies shot in the Highlands and on Skye”.

Councillor Audrey Sinclair, chair of The Highland Council’s planning, development and infrastructure committee, said the region’s connection with cinema “can be a significant factor in encouraging people to visit many parts of the Highlands”.

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