Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Why Edinburgh?

"Filming was straight forward and we had great control of our locations"
William McGregor, Director, One Of Us

"Edinburgh truly is a joy to film in!"
Lloret Dunn, location manager

Why should you film in the Edinburgh city region?

Here are just a few reasons:

  • A highly skilled crew base across all departments - 25% of Scotland's crew base live in the Edinburgh city region.
  • Co-operation from the council across all service departments. The City of Edinburgh Council and East Lothian Council signed up to new Film Charters in 2014 and 2015 respectively, confirming their commitment to facilitating filmmakers.
  • No permit required to film on the street, provided filming does not cause an obstruction.
  • Excellent transport links. Edinburgh Airport, only 8 miles from the city centre, flies to more destinations than any other Scottish airport. Waverley Station, in the heart of the city, provides high speed rail links across the UK.
  • During the summer, the hours of daylight are among the longest in Europe and the quality of light is spectacular all year round.
  • Dedicated film office support for productions. We guarantee a response to filmmaker requests within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).
  • Film Edinburgh offers recce support for feature films and TV dramas.