Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

FAQs

Scottish Locations Network

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About the role of film offices and where they fit in the film production landscape.
What does Film Edinburgh do?

We are tasked by the local authorities to promote the Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders for on-location film, video and television production. Our knowledge of locations and how the infrastructure works should help save you time and money.

How much do you charge for your services?

Our locations and production advice and support is FREE to producers and location managers.

Can you set up my shoot for me?

No. We can provide essential contacts and advise on procedures to help you save time and money. Our on-line production guide will help you to find local crew and facilities. But you must make the arrangements according to your own schedule.

Is there any general information about Film Edinburgh and what you do?

We hope this web site provides you with most of the information you are looking for. Please contact us if you have any queries or would like a tailored response or assistance.

Are there other film offices like yours in Scotland and the rest of the UK?

Scotland boasts a network of film offices covering virtually every city and area. The Scottish Locations Network is the network of film offices around Scotland and works closely with Creative Scotland's Locations Department.

Can you provide any production or development finance?

There is no production or development funding available directly from the Edinburgh area, but look at our Funding & Incentives page for further information on what is available for the whole for Scotland.

Do we need passports to come to Scotland?

Non UK passport holders require a passport to come to the UK from other countries; and in some cases a visa. Once in the UK you can travel freely to and within Scotland. Contact the British Film Commission for more information.

Can you tell me how long it takes to drive to the city boundary, the Scottish Borders, and to cities in Scotland and England?

From Edinburgh city centre it takes 30 mins to drive to the city boundary; to Galashiels - 52 mins; to Glasgow - 57 mins; to Carlisle - 2 hrs 4 mins; to Newcastle - 2 hrs 40 mins; to Stranraer - 3 hrs; to Inverness - 3 hrs 32 mins; to Manchester - 4 hrs 9 mins. Visit our maps and directions page for more information about getting around.

Can you tell me what is filming in your area or scheduled to film?

We are unable to provide that information. Producers prefer that we maintain confidentiality about their production plans.

Do you have any information about holiday accommodation or conference facilities?

Convention Edinburgh is the place to go for conference venues and facilities:
For holiday accommodation, try VisitScotland