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Star Wars rumoured to be filmed in Scotland

Scotland has frequently been favoured as a location for some of the world’s best movie creators. Most recently, movies such as Skyfall, Macbeth and The Dark Knight Rises, have been set against a backdrop of an array of magnificent Scottish scenery. Now it’s rumoured that the Highlands and the Isle of Skye feature in the much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, which is released this week. Apparently location bosses felt that Scotland has “stunning scenery perfect for movie backdrops”. According to film magazine Empire, which has had access to the film's director JJ Abrams and cast, includingHarrison Ford , Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, Scotland was listed alongside other parts of the UK and international locations as one of the places where filming took place. Empire does not say where in Scotland filming was done and Disney declined to comment on locations used. [caption id="attachment_18782" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Perfect for the movies?: Fabulous Glencoe scenery. Pic credit: John Mcsporran on Flickr Perfect for the movies?: Fabulous Glencoe scenery. Pic credit: John Mcsporran on Flickr[/caption] Instead, we have come up with some of the best places in Scotland for filming movies. You could take in some of these spectacular locations during a walking holiday in Scotland. [caption id="attachment_18780" align="aligncenter" width="600"]large-38 The Great Glen, looking out from historic Urquhart Castle.[/caption] You can walk the Great Glen Way. [caption id="attachment_18779" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Looking across iconic Loch Lomond. Looking across iconic Loch Lomond.[/caption] Loch Lomond is on the West Highland Way. [caption id="attachment_18778" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Wild and wonderful Rannoch Moor. Wild and wonderful Rannoch Moor.[/caption] How about booking the West Highland Way: Rail and hike for stunning views, such as Rannoch Moor and Glencoe? [caption id="attachment_18777" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Amazing landscapes on the Isle of Skye. Amazing landscapes on the Isle of Skye.[/caption] Have you seen the fabulous The Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail and Hike trip? [caption id="attachment_18776" align="aligncenter" width="600"]large-40 Epic scenery at Sligachan, Skye.[/caption] Visit Skye as part of the Highlands and Island Discovery tour. [caption id="attachment_18775" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Sublime coastal scenery. Sublime coastal scenery.[/caption] Visit beautiful beaches with spectacular views on the Outer Hebrides Island Hopscotch trip. [caption id="attachment_18774" align="aligncenter" width="600"]High rise scenery of Kintail. High rise scenery of Kintail.[/caption] The Glen Affric Trail reveals views of the Five Sisters of Kintail. [caption id="attachment_18783" align="aligncenter" width="600"]10842143715_2593825edf_z Fife coast. Pic credit: Pic credit Chris Combe on Flickr.[/caption] More stunning film-set scenery on the Fife Coastal Path The new Star Wars film is released on December 17, 2105. See if you can spot any Scottish landscapes.  
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