More Bute on big screen?

Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World was  filmed in the county.
Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World was filmed in the county.

Councillors last week approved a plan aimed at enhancing Argyll and Bute’s accessibility and appeal as a location for filming.

With recent productions such as Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and upcoming movie Love Me To Death having been filmed in Argyll and Bute, the spotlight is on the area as a desirable location for film crews from around the world.

And the policy and resources committee agreed to introduce a film location charging schedule for filming on council-owned locations.

It is hoped this will streamline the process of providing the film industry a flexible range of options for film productions using council assets.

Councillor Aileen Morton, policy lead for economic development, said: “Clearly Argyll and Bute is very popular with film crews from very small productions all the way up to films that will be seen on the big screen around the world.

“To make us competitive with other leading industry bodies in the public and private sector, we have agreed to introduce a sensible charging schedule that ensures we are making the most of our assets for the good of our residents, as well as making sure we remain an attractive location for filming.

“Argyll and Bute’s stunning natural landscape is one of our biggest assets. I’m delighted that studios are making the most of all it has to offer as the ideal set for all sorts of film productions, and this new process will provide clarity and a more streamlined approach.”