Film Hebrides

BAFTA nominated ‘Limbo’ filming on location in Uist 2018 ©Caravan Cinema

The Outer Hebrides make for a unique and first-class location for filming - turquoise waters, miles of white sand beaches, uninterrupted horizons, wild moorland, mountains and rugged coastline, all within an hour’s distance of transport links to the Scottish mainland.

Steeped in the traditions of Gaelic heritage the island’s bear the traces of thousands of years of human habitation from pre-history through the Viking and clan eras to the modern day.  Small towns, picturesque villages, isolated dwellings, lighthouses and ancient structures can be found throughout the island chain. 

The remote and varied environment of the Outer Hebrides is home to a range of wild, sea and birdlife who thrive in the clean air and waters.  The climate is generally mild and temperate with long summer days barely seeing darkness in midsummer and winter days bringing atmospheric skies.

Services

The One Show live from HebCelt Festival 2018

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar provide a free, comprehensive and confidential Film Office service covering all aspect of production advice including: locations, accommodation, crew and services, permissions and community contacts.

Thanks to its place at the heart of Gaelic language broadcasting Stornoway is home to Scotland’s largest television and media hub out-with the central-belt.  It is home to MG ALBA (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) commissioning body for the BBC ALBA channel, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, established independent production companies, skilled crew and a professional purpose built 570 square metre sound-stage, Studio Alba.

For all film office and Studio Alba enquiries please contact:

Email:  sarah.maclean@cne-siar.gov.uk
Tel:  01851 822 693

For further information about our islands, travel and accommodation options please go to Visit Outer Hebrides (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website.

Miriam Margolyes on location in St Clements Church, Harris 2019 © Neal Street Productions

Cast & Crew filming on the Isle of Lewis 2014 © Move On Up