Filming on Scotland’s Canals

A unique location

Scotland’s canals have starred in many productions – from in-depth documentaries to Hollywood blockbusters. The Forth & Clyde, Union and Monkland canals in the Lowlands, the Crinan Canal in Argyll and the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands together extend over 137 miles from coast to coast, across country and into the cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, and offer the perfect locations for all types of filming and photography.

As well as the waterways themselves, Scottish Canals care for 251 bridges, 212 buildings, 256 locks, The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and 19 water supply reservoirs in locations across Scotland.

Whether you’re standing in the shadow of the largest equine sculptures on the planet, sailing ‘Britain’s most beautiful shortcut,’ or following in the footsteps of the Gods at Neptune’s Staircase, our unique assets provide a huge variety of backdrops with great stories to match.

Our experts can offer advice in the history, archaeology, wildlife and modern usage of the nation’s 250-year-old canals and our filming team will help you find the perfect location and provide a single point of contact from your initial enquiry to the shoot.

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