5 James Bond locations in Scotland
With the new James Bond film ‘No Time To Die” due to finally be released this October, we thought we might get you in the mood by showcasing some of the Scottish filming locations used on this and other previous James Bond films.
Little is known about the new films story, and the fact that Scotland wasn’t on the official list of locations is quite strange given several Scottish scenes can be spotted in the newest trailer…
One scene is set on the Ardverikie estate in Aviemore, famous for its eye-catching traditional Scottish landscape. You might recognise it from other TV and film productions such as Monarch of the Glen and Outlander.
One of the most iconic scenes of the 007 saga is Bond and M looking over the beautiful Glen Etive. The estate is currently owned by the National Trust of Scotland but it once belonged to Ian Fleming’s family, James Bond’s creator. This location has also been featured in other famous films such as Braveheart and Harry Potter.
Eilean Donan Castle, along with Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, is one of the most photographed castles in the world. It is set in the most breathtaking and picturesque scene and has inspired so many filmmakers over the years to shoot their films here, including MI6’s Scottish headquarters exterior from ‘The world is not enough’.
Gare Loch is the scene chosen to illustrate a key moment from the film ‘The spy who loved me’. It’s here where James Bond discovers the loss of the British Submarines is part of the sinister plot by the antagonist Stromberg.
Even though the boat chase from the film ‘From Russia with love’ is located in Turkey, due to filming difficulties the final scene was actually shot on Loch Craignish in Scotland. Here, Bond was seen with the Russian agent Tatiana being pursued by SPECTRE agents.