Updated: Aug 4, 2021
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GlenCoe is one of the most beautiful and other-worldly places in Scotland. It's even featured in films such as James Bond's Skyfall and several Harry Potter movies.
STOB DEARG, BUACHAILLE ETIVE MOR
Scenes from Skyfall were shot in GlenCoe as well as in nearby Glen Etive. In a driving sequence filmed in the Highlands on the A82 near the striking peaks of Buachaille Etive Mor (pictured) and Buachaille Etive Beag, the secret agent's iconic Aston Martin DB5 manages to get upstaged by the stunning atmospheric scenery. The Scottish setting continues to play a leading role in the exhilarating events which follow.
In The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, located on the eastern shore of Gare Loch in Argyll, is the setting of a key moment in the movie. In one of the few occasions he is seen wearing full navy uniform, Commander Bond (Roger Moore) discovers that the loss of British submarines is no accident, but a sinister plot by the evil Stromberg (Curd Jurgens).
EILEAN DONAN CASTLE
Eilean Donan Castle (pictured) has an unforgettable cameo in The World is Not Enough when it serves as the Scottish headquarters of MI6. The film's producers fully embraced the Scottish connection, with Q (Desmond Llewelyn) giving Bond (Pierce Brosnan) a demonstration of bagpipes that double as a machine gun. Edinburgh-born Shirley Manson, the lead singer of Garbage, also performed the theme song The World Is Not Enough.
From Russia With Love (1963) saw Bond (Sean Connery) and beautiful Russian agent Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi) being pursued by sinister SPECTRE agents in a speed boat in Turkey. Unbeknownst to the vast majority of cinema goers, due to filming difficulties, the final boat chase scene was actually shot on Loch Craignish, near Crinan, Argyll.