Main content area

Scotland up for best cinematic destination

USA Today poll places Scotland in running for Best Cinematic Destination

Date : 21/05/2015

Scotland is in the running for the title of Best Cinematic Destination in an online poll being run by one of America’s biggest newspapers - USA Today.

VisitScotland is urging film fans to vote for the country in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards, where it is up against 19 other destinations including New Zealand, New York, London and Paris.


People have until Monday 8 June to place their vote with the winning destination announced on Wednesday 10 June.


Scotland has featured in a number of high-profile movies in recent years, including:

  • Harry Potter
  • Skyfall
  • Prometheus
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • World War Z

Upcoming films include:

  • Macbeth
  • Victor Frankenstein

Jenni Steele, Film & Creative Industries Manager at VisitScotland, said: “Given our country’s incredible and unique scenery, our range of spectacular buildings, as well as the warmth of our welcome, it is no wonder that it continues to attract some of the top film-makers from all over the world. Set-jetting, where people visit their favourite filming locations, is hugely popular and Scotland’s nomination in this USA Today poll is further testimony to this country’s growing reputation as one of the world’s greatest film sets.”

For more information on Scotland’s film locations, check out VisitScotland and find out more on TIS about the new travel trend of Tourism trends.