Film in Argyll and Bute

Latest filming updates

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands Paul Murton visits many of Argyll's most beautiful islands
Bank of Scotland Bank of Scotland latest advert
Silent Storm Filming has finished on the Island of Mull and now in post production
McDonalds advert McDonalds have recently finished filming their latest advert, using locations in Argyll and Bute
TOWN with Nicholas Crane BBC's "Town" visits Oban

Argyll and Bute Council welcomes film, television and photographic companies who wish to film/photograph within our area.

We can provide free and confidential advice and information to film makers about locations, ownership, film related suppliers and services. This service works closely with Creative Scotland, Scottish Locations Network and Highland Film Commission.

Search our extensive online library of digitised photographs of potential film locations ranging from red telephone boxes and suits of armour to mansions, castles, beaches and spectacular vistas. 

Kilchurn Castle, Loch AweArdkinglas House


Under the Skin
  Under the Skin in UK cinemas from 14th March.
Starring Scarlett Johansson and Paul Brannigan and making use of some of Argyll's fine locations - partly filmed at Lochgoilhead, Loch Eck and Tulla Bridge

Assistant Location Manager Training Scheme.  


This is an amazing opportunity for those who want to develop their career working in locations. Our Assistant Location Manager Training Scheme will be mentored and taught by the top film and TV location managers in the business. Between them they have worked on productions such as Skyfall, Call the Midwife, Maleficent and Thor: The Dark World.
This course, taking place concurrently in Scotland and the South East will run for 1 weekend per month from September 2014 to March 2015 and is highly subsidised by Creative Skillset. 


*Register Your Property*

Do You Think Your Property Could Be A Potential Film Location? If so, please complete the Film Location Database Form.

For further information please contact

Recent Projects within Argyll and Bute include:

TV – Downton Abbey, Wildest Islands, Coast,  Great British Bake Off, One Show, Eadie Manson's Simple Cooking

Commercials – Starburst, Burger King, Co-op, Clan Campbell whisky, Sainsbury's Finance, MacDonalds, Bank of Scotland

Film – Max Manus, Decoy Bride, Dark Shadows, Under the Skin, Silent Storm

Silent Storm - (Post production) - starring Andrea Riseborough, Damien Lewis and Ross Anderson. An enigmatic outsider living on a remote Scottish island finds herself caught between her minister husband and the delinquent who is sent to live with them.

Under the Skin - starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Jonathan Glazer, is the story of an alien in human form. Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, it's a film about seeing our world through alien eyes.

Max Manus - Based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus The story follows Manus (played by Aksel Hennie) from the Winter War against the Soviet Union through the outbreak of World War 2, the German occupation of Norway, his Commando training in Scotland until peacetime in 1945.

Decoy Bride - When the world's media descend on the remote Scottish island where a Hollywood actress is attempting to get married, a local girl is hired as a decoy bride to put the paparazzi off the scent.
Alice Eve – Kelly Macdonald - David Tennant

Dark Shadows - A gothic-horror tale centring on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Based on the cult TV series.
Johnny Depp – Michele Pfeiffer – Eva Green  

   Valhall RisingValhalla RisingMax Manus

Scottish Locations Network

As part of the Scottish Locations Network we work together in order to: 

  •  share knowledge and information so that we provide a better service.
  •  deliver a strong, clear message that Scotland is film-friendly and open for 
  •  make sure filmmakers have access to  film locations all over Scotland.
  •  present a joined up, customer- focussed service to filmmakers.
  •  ensure Scotland is at the forefront of attracting UK and international film and TV productions.