Fast and Furious 9: Royal Mile residents warned of closures as filming takes place in Edinburgh

Residents have been warned to prepare for Holywood high speed car chases being filmed along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during September.
Residents have been warned to prepare for Holywood high speed car chases being filmed along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during September.
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Residents have been warned to prepare for Holywood high speed car chases being filmed along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during September.

Production company FF9 alongside Universal Pictures have leafleted local residents and businesses to the filming due to take place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September along the High Street, Parliament Square and St Giles Street.

Production company FF9 alongside Universal Pictureshave leafleted local residents and businessesto the filming due to take place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September along the High Street, Parliament Squareand St Giles Street.

Production company FF9 alongside Universal Pictureshave leafleted local residents and businessesto the filming due to take place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September along the High Street, Parliament Squareand St Giles Street.

Filming will also take place within East Parliament Square on Sunday 8 September.

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It said the area has been chosen as the area of one of our "hero locations."

Fast and Furious car chases to be filmed in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Fast and Furious car chases to be filmed in Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

The Fast and Furious action films which centre round illegal street racing are Universal's biggest franchise of all time, and is currently the ninth-highest grossing film series of all time.

Previous films have starred Holywood legends such as Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.

The notification says that "the scenes involve vehicles travelling at speed, and as such require us to implement road closure along the High Street and Parliament Square".

There will be a police presence during filming.

Production company FF9 alongside Universal Pictureshave leafleted local residents and businessesto the filming due to take place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September along the High Street, Parliament Squareand St Giles Street.

Production company FF9 alongside Universal Pictureshave leafleted local residents and businessesto the filming due to take place on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September along the High Street, Parliament Squareand St Giles Street.

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Residents and office workers will be escorted through the security barriers, though may have to wait until certain scenes are shot.

The film company says it will be holding meetings to discuss the filming with those living in the area, including local businesses.

Jade Falconer, co-manager of Burgers and Beers grillhouse , High Street, said: “We’re absolutely delighted Edinburgh’s most famous street will feature in this fabulous film. Having big film productions in the city is just great.”


Adam McVey, council leader, Edinburgh City Council, said: “Edinburgh has provided a backdrop for some exciting and high profile film and TV productions over recent years. This promotes the city to audiences around the world, boosts the local economy and is great for us to see our home town on the big screen.


“Productions are very exciting for film fans in the city and the Council will continue to work closely with the production team to ensure there is limited impact on the everyday lives of our citizens while filming takes place.”
The ninth Fast and Furious movie is due for release in 2020. The tenth is due in 2021.

The ninth Fast and Furious movie is due to be released in 2020. The tenth is due in 2021.