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12 Scotland Caught on camera Dundas Castle has launched a TV and film location service uxury five-star venue, Dundas Castle, has launched a support service for film crews using the estate for locations and production. Following the recent success of filming at the Castle including: BBC Worldwide on Ladies of London; Soapbox for Disney; Chinese firm Rais Mice Ltd; and Lime Pictures for Celebs Go Dating; the Castle team has created a dedicated service that makes using the Castle and Estate as a film location easy and stress-free. From the first enquiry, production companies have a dedicated film location manager and with accommodation supplier agreements, catering packages, location facilities and administrative support, working with the Castle has never been easier. The expert team understand the needs of production and provides a full support service throughout. Popular locations for filming have been the 600-year-old Stag Chamber, which was digitally re-cast for the Disney Brave film; the lawns of the estate overlooking the 18th century Castle where viewers watched falconry displays and pipers greeted guests; and the sumptuous bedrooms where the Ladies of London lounged before breakfast in the Croquet Room. With the 200-seater Pavilion and breakout rooms, there are modern facilities for TV crews, and the location, only 15 minutes from Edinburgh airport, could not be more accessible. The Film Location Service is available on request. Owner, Sir Jack Stewart Clark comments: “Scotland is becoming increasingly popular as a film location, with the production companies behind shows such as Outlander and films including Marvel’s Avengers franchise, recognising the natural beauty of the setting we have here. “The team at Dundas Castle has worked extensively with TV and film crews. This has helped us to create a service which ensures the smoothest experience for production companies working here. Our beautiful Castle and extensive estate offer a wide range of film backdrops. Being so near the city and the airport also brings complete convenience. We are always happy to welcome filming at Dundas.” Dundas Castle is situated 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, which has direct flights from around the world. It is only 25 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, yet is nestled within its own 400 acres of secluded Estate, and so is an idyllic hideaway for family getaways, for those looking for privacy and minimal distractions, with a focus on luxury, comfort and a true home-from-home feel. www.conference-news.co.uk