Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Clique Moves to BBC One


"We have some stunning locations and I can’t wait to showcase them in our drama."
Gabriel Silver, producer

Six-part thriller Clique, filmed on location in Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, is now screening on BBC One.

Clique in The Voodoo Rooms c/o BBC

The dust had barely settled from T2 Trainspotting’s mammoth shoot before BBC Three’s Clique began production – a shoot that would contribute to 70 days filming across the Edinburgh city-region.

Originally set to be released as an online exclusive for BBC Three, the series has been added to BBC One's Saturday night line up.

The six-part psychological thriller from Skins writer Jess Brittain follows two friends in their first year of university in Edinburgh where they soon find themselves drawn to an elite clique.

With the series being both set and filmed in Edinburgh there are a host of recognisable spots that will be a treat for location spotters - The Meadows, Dynamic Earth, Potterow and Parliament Square to name but a few.

Clique filming in Edinburgh

Also, Edinburgh cocktail bar and restaurant The Voodoo Rooms features as itself while Cabaret Voltaire doubles as a nightclub as well as a student union.

The production based themselves at offices in Leith while they also spent a substantial period of time set building at the old Royal Blind School which would be used for university halls and an office among other places.

Clique filming in Port Seton

While 66 of the total days were spent in Edinburgh, East Lothian also hosted the cast and crew for 5 days in locations including Cockenzie Harbour and Port Seton Promenade. The production also spent a day in the Scottish Borders filming in a private residence at Coldingham Bay.

On filming in Edinburgh Clique producer Gabriel Silver, said:
“Its been truly inspiring scouting a city as handsome and diverse as Edinburgh - our director Robbie McKillop studied and lived here for many years and has a great instinct for capturing an utterly contemporary Edinburgh for our bracingly contemporary story. We have some stunning locations and I can’t wait to showcase them in our drama.”

Clique was one of several major productions to shoot in the Edinburgh city-region during 2016 contributing to a record-breaking year for economic impact from filming.

Clique is available now on BBC iPlayer.