With starring roles in Disney-Pixar’s Brave and Whisky Galore, the Outer Hebrides’ silver screen highlights are being celebrated in a new film locations guide created by VisitScotland.
Available free of charge in VisitScotland Information Centres ‘Set in Scotland, A Film Fan’s Odyssey’ contains details of more than 100 different films and television programmes either shot or set in Scotland.
It is the first Scotland-wide film locations guide the national tourism organisation has produced.
The guide includes details about the Outer Hebrides’ starring roles in: Brave (2012); Hebrides: Islands on the Edge (TV, 2013); 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); Whisky Galore! (1949)
Harris gained a well-earned reputation for being ‘out of this world’ when it doubled for the surface of Jupiter in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) with its memorable shots of astronaut Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) flying across the psychedelic landscape.
And more recently, animators from Disney-Pixar were drawn to Lewis while researching the mysterious standing stones seen in Brave.
The stones, which form the backdrop to the film’s dramatic climax, are modelled on the Callanish Stones.
Copies of Set in Scotland, A Film Fan’s Odyssey will be available at VisitScotland Information Centres or to download at: www.visitscotland.com/about/arts-culture/films/locations