Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Film Edinburgh summer round up

28/08/19

Belgravia filming in Moray Place

Filming

38 productions filmed in the Edinburgh city region in June & July, including:

Belgravia filmed at Manderston near Duns, Hopetoun House near South Queensferry, and Old and New Town. The show will be primetime Sunday night viewing on ITV, and is also set for US distribution.

’83 saw Bollywood return to Edinburgh with a film about India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup victory – the production spent 2 days at the Braid Hotel and Marriott Hotel. The film has an expected audience of 200 million.

Bridges, a documentary by Freak Productions featuring the bridges over the Firth of Forth.

The World’s Most Beautiful Railway, a More4 documentary which began airing on August 26th, featuring the Forth Bridge, Waverley Station, Scott Monument as well as views of the city from Calton Hill. Expected audience figures are 1 million.

The Dengineers, a DIY show for CBBC where spaces are transformed into unique spaces for children featured a home in Edinburgh’s Moredun area.

• BBC Scotland countryside magazine show Landward featured Duddingston Loch.

• STV’s drama Elizabeth is Missing, to be broadcast on the BBC, filmed on location in Portobello for a day.

Upcoming production:

Filming is set to begin for Fast & Furious 9 in Old and New Towns for four weeks in September. The world’s biggest film franchise after Avengers, this places our city on the global cinema stage once again, with an anticipated box office intake of $1 Billion.

Crew:

In partnership with Freakworks post-production facility, Film Edinburgh hosted its summer party for Edinburgh city region-based production crew and service companies. There was a frenzy of networking with over 100 local crew & services attending the event which took place in The Refinery in St Andrew Square.

Locations:

Film Edinburgh visited and registered six new locations including Penicuik House and Estate, Leith’s Biscuit Factory as well as four private homes in Edinburgh.

Penicuik House

Film Friendly city:

In the light of the introduction of parking charges for filming and events in Edinburgh city centre, Film Edinburgh surveyed parking charges and parking bay recuperation policies across the UK, with the help of colleagues in the Film Office: UK network. Get in touch if you have any questions.

Edinburgh on screen:

Edinburgh has been on TV screens with the airing of Clique Season 2 on BBC 1 in July, Channel 4’s July airing of T2 Trainspotting and BBC 2’s Remarkable Places to Eat saw Edinburgh’s The Kitchin showcased in front of an audience of 1.5 million along with The Fishmarket in Newhaven, St Abbs village, and a range of beauty shots of the capital. Visits to edinburgh.org’s T2 and Clique film pages spiked following the broadcasts.