St Abbs Head scenes in new Whisky Galore!

St Abbs Head and harbour are among the locations used in the new film version of Whisky Galore!

Friday, 12th May 2017, 7:42 am
A scene from the film Whisky Galore! filmed at St Abbs.

Film producers are increasingly keen to take advantage of the Berwickshire coastline’s majestic cliffs and traditional fishing villages.

Last week, it was the cast and crew from the latest blockbuster Marvel comic book hero film Avengers: Infinity War who were in St Abbs.

The new film version of Whisky Galore! stars Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and Sean Biggerstaff, and is due for general UK release on May 19.

While the original 1949 comedy was shot almost entirely on location in the Outer Hebrides, Gillies MacKinnon’s version uses outstanding locations across Scotland, from St Abbs up to Aberdeenshire.

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Working closely with Whisky Galore!’s distributors, Arrow Films, VisitScotland has produced a map shining a spotlight on the principal filming locations, including St Abb’s Head.

Jenni Steele, film and creative industries manager at VisitScotland, said: “Since the novel by Compton Mackenzie was published back in 1947, Whisky Galore! has been raising laughs. This new film shows off Scotland at its dazzling best.

“Our handy map will allow visitors to explore the Whisky Galore! locations and enjoy a set-jetting holiday around Scotland.”