Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders
Coming Soon: Edinburgh on Screen
Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Coming Soon: Edinburgh on Screen

Avengers: Endgame

The Spring of 2017 saw Edinburgh’s Old Town become the backdrop for one of the biggest action films of all time in Marvel’s, Avengers: Infinity War. Through 45 days of filming, with over 400 crew members, as well as flaming vehicles on the Royal Mile.

When the film was released in April 2018, it was a phenomenal success, passing $2 billion at worldwide box office, making it the fourth highest grossing film of all time. Avengers: Infinity War was shot back-to-back with Avengers: Endgame, the two films a culmination of the previous 20 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Endgame picks up after the shocking events of Infinity War, with the surviving members of the Avengers and their allies working to reverse the damage caused by Thanos.

While Edinburgh’s city centre won’t feature in Endgame, there will still be some Scottish scenery on show, this time in the form of the small fishing village of St Abbs on the south-eastern coast of Scotland. The production spent three days filming in the Scottish Borders village which is home to only about 100 local residents. The mostly travelling American crew were greeted with warm Scottish hospitality, the harbour café served scones and crab to the crew throughout the shoot. Members of the local community may have the chance to see themselves on the big screen, with some getting parts as extras.

Avengers: Endgame is released 25 April 2019

Find a guide to locations featured in Avengers: Infinity War

The Victim

The Spring of 2018 saw three productions looking to utilize the same Old Town locations on the same days. Shooting alongside series 2 of Clique and Agnieszka Holland’s feature film Mr. Jones was legal drama The Victim which recently screened on BBC One.

In the four-part thriller Kelly Macdonald plays a mother seeking the whereabouts of her son's killer after he is released from prison and looking to expose him. With the miniseries being set in Edinburgh, the production came to the capital to get some essential shots on a tight timescale of just three days. Shots including those the Royal Mile, City Chambers and Cowgate are visible throughout the series.

The Victim is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Scotland's Home of the Year

From IWC, the production company behind Location, Location, Location, comes Scotland’s Home of the Year. Screening on the new BBC Scotland channel, the series follows three experts as they search the country on the hunt for Scotland’s Home of the Year. Some stunning locations are on show throughout the series including a fantastic home in East Lothian.

Scotland's Home of the Year screens Wednesdays from 10 April 2019 on BBC Scotland