Forestry Commission Scotland is able to offer a variety of woodland backdrops suitable for film locations. Conifer woods or deciduous woods with a clear forest floor, open space with tree surrounds, roads and walks running through woods, as well as lochs, rivers, views and spectacular scenery.

Location types

We can offer every type of woodland and forest setting from formal landscaped gardens and arboretums to the wild and sweeping grandeur of the many forests Scotland and the islands have to offer.

Hidden away in the forest, many historic buildings, bridges, quarries, rockfaces, rivers, lochs, beaches and open spaces can be found, as well as wonderful viewpoints.

Feature productions

The very best in movie entertainment have used Scotland's national forest estate, including:

  • Braveheart, filmed at Glen Nevis Lochaber
  • Harry Potter, filmed at Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct near Fort William

Who to contact

If you are interested in or wish to enquire about filming on Forestry Commission Scotland land, please contact the Local District Office for the desired location for more details.