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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

Glasgow dressed up as Philadelphia for World War Z.

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

Creative Clyde area

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


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

25% tax rebate for British films

And a range of funding options to make the business of filming a bit smoother.

Tax relief

British films and high-end TV programmes can qualify for special rates of tax relief. 

Your production will need to pass a cultural test set by the British Film Institute. For the full details, pan to the creative industry pages on the HMRC website. 

Creative industry tax reliefs


Creative Scotland provides funding for a range of activities:

  • Development, production and exploitation of feature films, feature documentaries and network television series
  • Attendance at key markets and festivals
  • Film and television talent development initiatives

For more information, visit the Creative Scotland website.

Creative Scotland

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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