Film in Argyll and Bute

Latest filming updates

Scottish Mussel Scottish Mussel, a rom-com feature filmed in and around Dunoon, has premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival 26-27 June
Stag BBC 2 Saturday 27th February STAG, the dark comedy thriller about a truly horrific stag weekend, completed nearly 2 weeks filming in Argyll.
From Darkness BBC Manchester complete filming for a new 4 part drama 'From Darkness' to be shown on BBC1 October 4th at 9pm
Florence and the Machine Florence and the Machine film on Easdale for their latest music video - Queen of Peace
IONA IONA, Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has announced that Scott Graham’s (Shell) beautifully shot drama will close the 69th Festival on Sunday 28 June at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh where it will receive its World Premiere.

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. Our online directory of local crew, film services and facilities will help you find the right people for your film project.

Kilchurn Castle, Loch AweArdkinglas House



Netflix Original, Sense 8

Netflix Sense8

Netflix Sense8

Netflix Sense8 Season 2 aired on May 5th 2017 spent 9 days filming around Ardkinglas Estate and Castle Stalker last summer.

Countryfile visited Loch Awe and the Ardanaiseig Hotel during September. The filming is due to be aired in January 2016

From Darkness

From Darkness - Anne Marie Duff

BBC1 Sunday 4th October 9pm

BBC One's new psychological thriller From Darkness which was partly filmed around Tayvallich and Ellenabeich earlier this year.
Anne-Marie Duff plays Claire Church in the moody 4 part crime drama, an ex-cop forced to confront her traumatic past.
Duff leads a top-notch cast that includes In The Flesh star Luke Newberry, This Is England actor Johnny Harris and The Syndicate's Richard Rankin.
Harris is Church's colleague - and former lover - DCI John Hind, with Newberry cast as his partner DS Anthony Boyce and Rankin playing Claire's struggling partner Norrie. Written by Katie Baxendale.

 Florence and the Machine on Easdale

Florence and the Machine release their latest video featuring “Queen of Peace” and “Long & Lost”. With gorgeous cinematic visuals (filmed on Easdale Island), as well as a powerfully emotive performance from Florence Welch herself.


Filmed on the beautiful islands of Mull and Iona, IONA will close the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival on Sunday 28 June at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, where it will receive it's World Premiere. Ruth Negga and Douglas Henshall star

 Silent Storm, Damian Lewis

The Silent Storm had its Scottish Premiere at the opening night of the
Inverness Film Festival on November 5, Wednesday at Eden Court.
Filmed exclusively on Mull with Damian Lewis, Andrea Riseborough and
Ross Anderson.

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

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Movie Map

Ever wondered where your favourite movie or TV drama was filmed? Visit our movie map to find out.

Recent Projects within Argyll and Bute include:

TV – From Darkness, Stonemouth, In the Footsteps of Tom Weir, Springwatch, Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands, Don't Tell the Bride

Commercials – Landrover, RBS, Bank of Scotland, MacDonalds, Sainsbury's Finance, Clan Campbell whisky, 

Film – Scottish Mussel, Iona, Silent storm, Under the Skin, Decoy Bride, Dark Shadows

Scottish Mussel - directed by Talulah Riley, tells the story of three lads from Govan who head for the Highlands to make some quick cash by poaching endangered shellfish. Martin Compston, Paul Brannigan, Joe Thomas, Marianna Palka and Emun Elliot alongside comedians Russell Kane and Rufus Hound

Iona - Scott Graham's follow up to his award-winning first feature sees Iona and her teenage son seek refuge from a violent crime among a religious community on the island where she was born. Iona's return exposes her tormented son Bull to a way of life she rejected when she left the island as a teenager and sends a shock wave through the family she left behind. Ruth Negga and Douglas Henshall star.

Silent Storm - 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.

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  

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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.