Boost for planned Scotland film studio

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A film studio in Scotland has been granted planning permission in principle and the initial facilities could be available for use by the end of next year.

Pentland Studios is a privately-funded enterprise that will eventually offer half a dozen sound stages in a development that could help bring more international films and TV shows to Scotland.

“We are extremely pleased to have reached this major milestone in the studio complex’s journey, after a considerable period of time and work to date,” said Jim O’Donnell, director of development for developer PSL Land Ltd.

“We particularly want to thank those who have supported the project throughout the past three years and we look forward to reaching the next milestone as soon as possible.”

The Scottish government has been under long-term pressure to invest in a purpose-built studio to help boost the country’s screen sector. 

Just last month, Wardpark Studios in Cumbernauld near Glasgow – home to the US drama series Outlander – announced plans to expand its own facilities in 2018.

Film London recently revealed that the demand for studio space in London continues to outstrip supply, with a government review currently underway. A new production facility is planned for Dagenham and additional studio space has also being opened in Wales and Northern Ireland.   

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