Readers of USA Today voted Scotland the world's Best Cinematic Destination in 2015. Wow, what an accolade to have! From Stanley Kubrick and James Bond to Outlander and Braveheart, Scotland is a prime filming location. There has even been a Bollywood blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which used Scotland as a backdrop.
Lagganlia has even had its share of the spotlight, with the filming of the BBC Children’s fantasy game show, Raven (see image gallery below) using Lagganlia for their outdoor location. Both centres in Cairngorm and Argyll are ideal for a wide range of TV and movie locations due to their large grounds and surrounding scenery, including mountains, forests, rivers and hills.
The location around Lagganlia and Glen Feshie have been used recently by a number of tv and film productions, these include BBC Spring Watch - Winter Watch was filmed in Abernethy and surrounding park area. The 2018 Netflix/Sigma film, Outlaw King filmed at Loch an Eilein, one of the most beautiful spots in the Cairngorms and the worldwide tv hit Outlander filmed throughout Scotland including the highland folk museum and Rothiemurchus Estate.
Even closer to Lagganlia Outdoor Centre location, Mary Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan was filmed in part at Glen Feshie. With many more tv and films due to be filmed on location over the coming year, Cairngorms and Glen Feshie is fast becoming the go-to location for the industry. The image gallery below will give you an overview of Lagganlia, visit our explore Cairngorms section to discover what we and the surrounding Cairngorms have to offer.
Benmore and Argyll have been the location for a wide number of tv and film productions. BAFTA-winning Sigma Films spent seven days filming internally and externally in and around Benmore House along with other areas of Cowal. They used the site for location filming as well as utilising the accommodation and catering facilities on offer. Sigma films recent examples of work include Outlaw King, Malevolent. A project titled Being, funded by Creative Scotland was made at Benmore. Below you can view a small selection of locations available, visit our explore Argyll section to find out more.
Both sites offer excellent accommodation options, including, lodges, camping pods and large main houses. At Benmore Outdoor Centre, there is a 19th Century farmhouse and cottage and the main house which can all be used for sets and would be great for period dramas due to their isolated, rural locations and few pylons or signs of modern technology.
Lagganlia, Cairngorms location checklist
- Large main house accommodation
- Main house meeting rooms and canteen
- Five lodges perfect for filming and accommodation
- Ten camping pods set in woodland
- climbing and rope course
- Large parking area
- Near A9 and under 1 hour from Inverness
- Rivers, forests, hills and mountain backdrop
- Year round location, perfect for winter filming.
Benmore, Argyll location checklist
- Large country house ideal for group accommodation
- 19th Century main house perfect for period filming and backdrop
- 19th Century white-washed farmhouse and cottage set in a woodland location
- 19th Century grand gates and gardens
- Extensive grounds with giant Sierra Redwoods
- Close to rivers, caves and coastline
- Close to Dunoon with ferry links to the west coast and Glasgow.