New movie map for the Scottish Borders

A new movie map of the 
Borders has been produced 
to celebrate the region’s ever increasing starring role in film and television.

Film Edinburgh has teamed up with Scottish Borders Council and VisitScotland to create the movie map which highlights 20 of the regions top film locations - including Coldingham Bay, Manderston at Duns, Duns Castle, St.Abbs Head and St Abbs village.

VisitBritain report that 40 per cent of visitors to the UK are influenced by scenes they see on screen so the maps will be distributed to tourist offices, attractions and hotels throughout the Scottish Borders and north of England to encourage visitors and film-lovers to visit and further explore all the region has to offer.

Rosie Ellison, film manager for Film Edinburgh, said: “The variety of productions featured on the map reflects the versatility and quality the Scottish Borders has to offer as a film location. With plans for a film studio in the south-east of Scotland currently under consideration, everything we can do to raise awareness of productions made in the region and promote a film friendly environment is only a good thing.”

Paula McDonald, VisitScotland’s regional director for the Borders, said: “This fun, informative and fascinating map is a film fan’s dream! The Borders is full of amazing real-life movie sets and following opening of the Borders Railway it’ll be easier for people to explore these stunning locations.”