Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Related Pages

Permits

Code of Practice for filmmakers (Edinburgh)

Code_of_practice_Apr2014.pdf
Adobe PDF - 1.09Mb

Film Charter (Edinburgh)

Film_Charter_Apr2014.pdf
Adobe PDF - 1.11Mb

Edinburgh filming guidelines

Edin_Filming_Guidelines.pdf
Adobe PDF - 77Kb

East Lothian Code of Practice for Filmmakers

EL_Code_of_Practice.pdf
Adobe PDF - 759Kb

East Lothian Film Charter

EL_Film_Charter.pdf
Adobe PDF - 495Kb

You’ll be please to note that you do not need a permit to film on street in Edinburgh, the Lothians or the Scottish Borders.

However, it is in your interest to let us know where and when you are filming and to show courtesy to members of the public and local businesses. If you are filming on private property you will obviously need the owner’s permission. If you need to control the street, or if you are using heavy equipment, you will need to apply for the appropriate Order or Permit. Find out more about these circumstances in the Code of Practice.

Please take a few minutes to read the guidelines (left) that we have set out for filming in our area as this will save you time, money and worry later on. If you'd like more specific information, please get in touch.

If you have any questions please complete our online Enquiry form or contact us.