As Scotland has taken stage in Hollywood films, we took a look back at seven of the most famous productions to have been shot here…
1. Voted the best Scottish film of all time, Trainspotting just has to take the number one spot here! Who could forget the iconic opening scene featuring Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner being chased by security guards along Princes Street?
2. Several scenes for Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code were filmed on-location at Roslyn Chapel in Midlothian. During the shoot, extra security was constantly added to ensure the increased interest in the chapel would not cause the medieval building any damage.
3. Many of the Harry Potter films featured scenes shot in scenic Glencoe. Potter fans from all over the world now flock to the once-quiet area to take part in organized tours.
4. Back in 1972, filming for the cult horror production The Wicker Man took place in Dumfries and Galloway. Controversially, the 2006 remake starring Nicholas Cage was shot entirely in Canada and the USA.
5. The iconic boat chase scene in From Russia With Love was filmed in Argyll and featured homegrown Scottish talent Sean Connery as the original James Bond.
6. 2007’s The Last King of Scotland won two Oscars for Best Actress and Best Actor. The drama not only featured scenes filmed in Scotland, but also ones from on-location in Uganda. Critics applauded the filmmakers for this and many commented that it added a sense of reality to the final production.
7. Sweet Sixteen, the controversial 2002 drama, was filmed entirely in Greenock. Due to the high level of interest in the film, the local council decided to drop the films certificate from an 18 to a 15 though it stayed the same in England due to the repetitive use of foul language.