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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04740: Jeremy Balfour (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 17 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government which sites have been identified as possible locations for a national film studio.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop 29 November 2016

There are a number of facilities which Creative Scotland actively promote for film production in Scotland – the current list of available premises is set out in the following table:

Studio Space

Location

BBC Studios

Dumbarton

BBC Studios

Pacific Quay

100 Borron Street

Glasgow

Buchanan Business Park

Glasgow

Drampac

Bellshill

Edinburgh Film Studios

Edinburgh

Film City

Glasgow

Film Services Ltd.

Livingston

Pelamis

Edinburgh

Pyramids Business Park

Bathgate

Scottish Opera

Glasgow

The Shed

Glasgow

Skyespace

Isle of Skye

Sugar Sheds

Greenock

SWG3

Glasgow

TCU Studio and Office Facilities

Glasgow

Westway

Renfrew, Glasgow

Our intention to support the expansion of the existing facilities at Wardpark, Cumbernauld, currently home to the successful drama series, Outlander, was announced on 9 March 2016.

The Film Studio Delivery Group (Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise) published a feasibility study and options appraisal for film studios in 2014. The study was refreshed in 2015.

The Scottish Government and its partners remain committed to supporting further private sector-led investment in additional studio developments, as appropriate, to meet the needs of the market.