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Along with first class crews and quality locations, Scotland offers a variety of flexible studio spaces. This brochure contains brief details of the studio spaces available here with contact details, but for full details on all these spaces and more, please download the Scottish Screen Studio and Buildspace PDF at This is updated and expanded every quarter, along with our guide to available office space officespace.

Please contact the Scottish Screen locations department if you have any questions: 0141 302 1723/24/35 or e-mail We can, of course, also help you with any enquiries you have about shooting in Scotland, from locations to local contacts, accommodation advice to drive times.




1 BBC Scotland: Dumbarton Studios

2 BBC Scotland: Pacific Quay 3 Film City Glasgow

4 The Comedy Unit 5 Effingee Productions 6 Edinburgh Film Studios 7 Studio Fàs - Isle of Skye 8 Studio Alba - Stornoway

6 1 5 4 3 8 7 Contact Information

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Further Information Neil Mac T: 01389 736511. E: BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton Studios (30 minutes west of Glasgow city

centre, 20 minutes from Glasgow Airport) 50,000 sq ft of studio/buildspace in two studios.

Studio 33: 18,000ft2/1,664m2, 16ft/7m (H) (5m at edges),

170ft/52m (L), 104ft/32m (W). Studio 20: 31,000ft2/2,880m2,

16ft/7m (H) (5m at edges), 203ft/62m (L), 150ft/46(H). Plus full size back-lot, with workshops, storage, offices, canteen and 24-hour security.

Productions include: River City, Personal Affairs, God on Trial, Hope Springs, How Not to Live Your Life, Garrow’s Law, Eagle of the Ninth, The Deep.


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Pacific Quay

Further Information Natalie Adams T: 0141 422 6830 E: W:

BBC Scotland’s television studios at Pacific Quay Glasgow (8 minutes from Glasgow city centre, 15 minutes from Glasgow Airport).

Studio A: 8,417ft2/782m2, 88ft/29ft/9m (H), 88ft/27m (L),

68ft/27m (W). Studio B: 2,594ft2/241m2, 19ft/6m (H), 52ft/16m

(L), 36ft/16m (W). With production offices, green room, dressing rooms, make up and wardrobe.

Productions include: Life Of Riley, The Old Guys, Hole In The Wall, A Question of Genius, Eggheads.


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Film City Glasgow: situated next to the BBC Pacific Quay complex (8 minutes from Glasgow city centre, 15 minutes from Glasgow Airport).

Main Floor: 4,292ft2/396m2, 46ft/ 13.9m (H), 74ft/22.5m (L),

58ft/17.6m (W) and Stage: 1,480ft2/138m2, 34ft/10.3m (H),

31ft/9.4m (L), 58ft/17.4m (W). Also available are production offices, 1000ft2 workshop and flexible spaces for make-up,

wardrobe, green room, storage, props. Also has post–production companies on site.

Film City



Further Information Tiernan Kelly T: 0141 445 7244 E: W:

Productions include: Valhalla Rising, Hallam Foe, Outpost, Red Road, Eagle of the Ninth, Neds, Legacy, T4 Transmission, Glasvegas Tour tech rehearsal, Ed & Oucho’s Excellent

Inventions, National Theatre of Scotland rehearsals.


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The Comedy Unit, Glasgow North Trading Estate (10 minutes from Glasgow city centre, 20 minutes from Glasgow Airport).

Studio Dimensions: 7,000ft2/650m2, 11ft/ 3.4m (H) to

lighting rig, 78ft/24m (L), 91ft /28m (W) with adjacent make-up and wardrobe areas, 2,600 sq ft production office space with fully fitted kitchen. 15 minutes from Glasgow City centre. Productions include: Gary: Tank Commander, Rab C Nesbitt, Limmy’s Show, Still Game, Legit, Chewin’ the Fat, Burnistoun and Only An Excuse?


Comedy Unit


Further Information Joanna Ip T: 0141 220 6401 E: W:


Effingee Productions, Hillington Industrial Estate, Glasgow (15 minutes from Glasgow city centre, 10 minutes from Glasgow Airport).

Front Studio: 3,550ft2/330m2, 12ft/3.6m (H),

72.5ft/22.1m (L), 47.9ft/14.6m (W). Back studio: 2,900ft2/270m2, 12ft/ 3.6m (H), 60ft/18.3m (L),

47.9ft/14.6m (W) with production offices, wardrobe, makeup, green room and kitchen.




Further Information Lesley Kiernan T: 0141 443 9301 E: W: Productions include:

Still Game, Dear Green Place, Happy Hollidays, Scots Who Made the Modern World.


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Edinburgh Film Studios, Midlothian (15 minutes from Edinburgh city, 20 mins from Edinburgh Airport).

Studio Dimensions: 1,326ft2/123m2, 18ft/5m (H),

43.5ft/13m (L), 30.5ft/9m (W) soundproof, with

production office, make-up, green room, kitchen, green screen, infinity cove, full blackout.

Productions include: numerous music videos including work for Lemon Jelly and the Proclaimers, corporates, commercials and large scale stills photography.


Film Studios


Further Information Donald Mitchell T: 07956 307 381 E: W:

For more information about alternative studio space in Edinburgh, contact

Edinburgh Film Focus T: 0131 622 7337 E:


Studio Fàs, Sleat, Isle of Skye (2 hours from Inverness Airport).

Studio Dimensions: 1,590ft2/147m2, 17.5ft/5.3m (H),

52ft/16m (L), 29ft/9m (W). Fully equipped broadcast television studio with production gallery, autocue, graphics, post-production, dubbing facilities, 360º wardrobe and make-up, production office.

Isle of Skye

Studio Fàs

Further Information Annette Kerr T: 01471 888400 E: W:


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Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (10 minutes from Stornoway Airport, 40 minutes flight from Inverness, 1 hour flight from Glasgow, 1 hour 10 minutes from Edinburgh).

Studio Dimensions: 5,812ft2/540m2, 15ft/4.8m (H), 98ft/30m (L),

59ft/18m (W) with motorised lighting & scenery hoists, full DMX grid, props store, scene dock. Production offices, wardrobe, makeup, green room, dressing rooms. HD post production and subtitling. Productions include: a wide range of television programmes for BBC Scotland and BBC Alba, commercials and feature films including Transatlantic Sessions, Rapal, Rocket Post and Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle.

Western Isles

Studio Alba

Further Information Willie Macleod T: 01851 701125/701200 E: W:



SCOTTISH SCREEN LOCATIONS 249 West George Street Glasgow G2 4QE T: + 44 141 302 1723/24/35 E: W:

The full Buildspace register and the Office space register, giving full details of empty industrial buildings and offices available for production in Scotland, are updated regularly by Scottish Screen Locations.

You can download both registers in PDF format from the Scottish Screen website at the following links:

In addition, we will search for empty buildings that match your specific production requirements, so please get in touch if you think we might be able to help.






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