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Why the Dickins Edinburgh?


According to Sean Connery, Edinburgh seems like it was built as a film set. Dickins spoke to Film Edinburgh about what makes the city so appealing to directors, location scouts, casts and crews!

Why does Edinburgh make such a popular destination for filming?

"The range of locations available to filmmakers is remarkable. For period dramas, filmmakers love the scale of the Old and New Towns, where they can swing a camera 360˚ and remain in period. We have grand municipal buildings, as well as modern business centres, industrial zones, a fantastic mixture of housing, and, of course, we also have the coast and countryside not only our doorstep but in the heart of the city. On top of this, we are lucky to have a film-friendly council who understand that images of the city on the big screen are ads that money just can’t buy!"

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