Here are 10 iconic Scottish locations that have featured in films

Scotland is a photogenic corner of the world, known for diverse landscapes, picturesque towns and bustling city centres, making it a great place for films of any kind.

Glen Etive and the wider Glen Coe area were used in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall as the area for 007's ancestral home. Bond and his boss, M, hole up at the Bond family estate, Skyfall, as they wait for their rival.

From sci-fi worlds and dystopian times to historical and Bond films, Scotland has been a backdrop for several kinds of films over the years and is only gaining popularity amongst location scouts. Here are 10 iconic locations which have been featured in films.

When Harry Potter jumps aboard the Hogwarts Express to take him to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the train can be spotted crossing the 21 arches of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

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The 14th century Doune Castle features in the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Visitors to the castle can now take an audio tour narrated by Monty Pyton's Terry Jones.
Linlithgow Palace featured in the Netflix sage, Outlaw King, following Robert the Bruce played by Chris Pine as he fights to regain control of Scotland after being made an outlaw by the King of England for taking the Scottish Crown.
Dunnottar Castleappeared in the 2015 adaptation of Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy as well as inspiring Merida's DunBroch family castle in the Disney Pixar film, Brave.
Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was meant to be set on Jupiter, but the Isle of Harris was used to depict the lunar-like landscape with its diverse landscapes
In Netflix series, The Crown, Ardverikie Estate in the Scottish Highlands was used as young Queen Elizabeth's holiday estate as Balmoral Castle was not available to shoot at.
In the instantly recognisable opening scene of Trainspotting, several Edinburgh landmarks can be seen as Ewan McGregor darts down Princes Street. The street was also seen in T2 which was also set around the Capital.
In recent years, films have used Glasgow City Centre to film scenes including some in World War Z, Fast & Furious 6, Under the Skin and Cloud Atlas.
In Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller, Prometheus, the film starts in Scotland in the year 2089 on the Storr, where an archaeologist discovers the ancient star map in a cave under the Old Man of Storr.
Glen Etive and the wider Glen Coe area were used in the 2012 Bond film Skyfall as the area for 007's ancestral home. Bond and his boss, M, hole up at the Bond family estate, Skyfall, as they wait for their rival.