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Film-friendly and versatile

Whether you need a mountainous backdrop or a textured cityscape, we've got the locations and the facilities to make it happen.

We've got the cast, the crews and and the studios, too. And with tax relief available for film and high-end television, Scotland makes for an excellent location for your production.

To make your next film or TV production in Scotland, contact Creative Scotland. 

Creative Scotland


A master of disguise

Scotland looks great, even when it's pretending to be somewhere else.

Glasgow's grid layout made it perfect for the part of Philadelphia in World War Z, and San Francisco in Cloud Atlas. For Prometheus, the filmmakers went to Skye for the other-worldly look. 

It's a location scout's dream: you can be in the city one moment and the lochs and glens the next. Scotland's versatility makes for low production costs, so you can stop worrying about logistics and focus on the filming. 

To find a location for your next production, go to Creative Scotland Locations. 

Creative Scotland Locations

Glasgow dressed up as Philadelphia for World War Z.

Creative Clyde: all your production needs in one place

Glasgow's digital quarter meets all the needs of production, from pre- to post- and beyond.

The Digital Design Studio has a state of the art 3D animation lab and BBC Scotland has 3 TV and 5 radio studios, all with end-to-end digital infrastructure. There are excellent plug-and-play production facilities at Film City Glasgow, and there's plenty of incubation space for companies looking to set up a permanent home here.

To find out more, go to the Creative Clyde website.

Creative Clyde

Creative Clyde area

Need a great cast?

Directors, producers, cast and crew: find them all on Film Bang, Scotland's essential guide to film and TV production.

With an online compendium of information, filling out the ranks of your production just got a whole lot easier.  To find out more, go to the Film Bang website.

Film Bang


Tax relief for TV and film

There are a number of tax-relief options for creative companies in Scotland.

High-End Television Tax Relief (HTR)

For scripted television projects with a minimum core expenditure of £1 million per broadcast hour, you can claim a rebate of up to 25%.

All projects will need to pass a cultural test set by the British Film Institute

Creative industry tax reliefs

Film tax relief (FTR)

Your company can claim FTR on a film as long as:

  • The film passes the culture test 
  • The film is intended for theatrical release
  • At least 10% of the total production costs relate to activities in the UK

Taxation in film guidance

Contact us

Talk to us about doing business in Scotland.

Our global staff can help you find the right finance and other support to help you establish your business in Scotland.

Whether you're ready to invest or just want to chat about a potential project, we're here to help.

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