Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders
Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

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Code of Practice for filmmakers (Edinburgh)

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Film Charter (Edinburgh)

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Edinburgh Filming Guidelines

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Edinburgh Filming Application Form

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East Lothian / Scottish Borders Filming Application Form

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Night Filming Policy

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East Lothian Code of Practice for Filmmakers

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East Lothian Film Charter

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Parking: bay suspensions & yellow line dispensations

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Edinburgh Drone Filming Policy

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You do not need a permit to film on street in Edinburgh, the Lothians or the Scottish Borders provided the filming does not cause an obstruction, nuisance or offence. However, a Notice of No Objection can be arranged upon request to confirm that filming can go ahead.

Permission is required to film in parks, beaches or cemeteries. If you are filming on private property you will 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 following a joint agency meeting organised c/o Film Edinburgh. Find out more about these circumstances in the Code of Practice.

Pay bays suspensions and single yellow line dispensations can be organised in the city centre following the procedures outlined in Parking Operations: Events and Filming in Edinburgh.

Please take a few minutes to read the guidelines 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.