Film Locations The landscapes and buildings of Dumfries & Galloway have been used in many different films over the years. The one most associated with the area is ….   The Wicker Man (1973) This cult film may have been made over 35 years ago, but it still a huge following particularly since the film was re-edited into a Director's Cut with "lost" scenes restored. Starring Edward Woodward (as Sergeant Howie) and Christopher Lee (as Lord Summerisle) it was filmed for the most part in Dumfries and Galloway. Only the opening scenes of the port were filmed on the Isle of Skye. Craiglemine Cottage is just a few miles away from many of the famous locations like the library, the cave through which Woodward tries to escape and the cliff top on which the Wicker Man was burnt. All the other locations are less than an hour drive away. While most of the cast were actors many of the crowd scenes included local inhabitants who still live in the area - you never know who might be standing next to you in the shop or pub. The Wigtown Arts Festival in April 2006 included a Wicker Man event bringing back to Galloway Robin Hardy (the Director) and actress Ingrid Pitt (who played the Librarian) . The finale to the weekend event was a screening of the Director's Cut of the film followed by the burning of a half size Wicker Man lit by Robin Hardy. The event was filmed for the BBC "Coast" series. Sadly, all the major actors in the film have died plus in 2016 the director Robin Hardy. The internet is full of sites on The Wicker Man. SW Scotland Screen Commission details day trips covering many of the film's locations. It also lists other movies that have had scenes film in Dumfries and Galloway. Scotlandthemovie site includes film stills and present day pictures. Local artist Amanda Sunderland paints images inspired by the Wicker Man. At her gallery at the Isle of Whithorn you can buy prints, postcards and T shirts. Appropriately, her studio is close to the Tower House seen in the Wicker Man. 2000 Acres of Sky (2002) This popular TV series was set on a mythical island, it was in fact filmed around the Mull of Galloway (the next peninsular from us). The ferry was filmed at Port Patrick and the island scenes at Port Logan. Keepers - No release date is available The starting point for the film is the true story of the disappearance of three lighthouse keepers more than 100 years ago which has never been properly explained. Filmed at Mull of Galloway lighthouse and Port Logan
The now lost Wicker Man Stumps
Tel No : 01988 500594 Email  : cottage@fireflyuk.net
One of Amanda interpretations of the Wicker Man
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Updated 20th June 2018          Copyright 2016 Craiglemine Cottage B&B                    All images are copyright – M Alexander unless otherwise stated
Film Locations The landscapes and buildings of Dumfries & Galloway have been used in many different films over the years. The one most associated with the area is ….   The Wicker Man (1973) This cult film may have been made over 35 years ago, but it still a huge following particularly since the film was re-edited into a Director's Cut with "lost" scenes restored. Starring Edward Woodward (as Sergeant Howie) and Christopher Lee (as Lord Summerisle) it was filmed for the most part in Dumfries and Galloway. Only the opening scenes of the port were filmed on the Isle of Skye. Craiglemine Cottage is just a few miles away from many of the famous locations like the library, the cave through which Woodward tries to escape and the cliff top on which the Wicker Man was burnt. All the other locations are less than an hour drive away. While most of the cast were actors many of the crowd scenes included local inhabitants who still live in the area - you never know who might be standing next to you in the shop or pub. The Wigtown Arts Festival in April 2006 included a Wicker Man event bringing back to Galloway Robin Hardy (the Director) and actress Ingrid Pitt (who played the Librarian) . The finale to the weekend event was a screening of the Director's Cut of the film followed by the burning of a half size Wicker Man lit by Robin Hardy. The event was filmed for the BBC "Coast" series. Sadly, all the major actors in the film have died plus in 2016 the director Robin Hardy. The internet is full of sites on The Wicker Man. SW Scotland Screen Commission details day trips covering many of the film's locations. It also lists other movies that have had scenes film in Dumfries and Galloway. Scotlandthemovie site includes film stills and present day pictures. Local artist Amanda Sunderland paints images inspired by the Wicker Man. At her gallery at the Isle of Whithorn you can buy prints, postcards and T shirts. Appropriately, her studio is close to the Tower House seen in the Wicker Man. 2000 Acres of Sky (2002) This popular TV series was set on a mythical island, it was in fact filmed around the Mull of Galloway (the next peninsular from us). The ferry was filmed at Port Patrick and the island scenes at Port Logan. Keepers - No release date is available The starting point for the film is the true story of the disappearance of three lighthouse keepers more than 100 years ago which has never been properly explained. Filmed at Mull of Galloway lighthouse and Port Logan
The now lost Wicker Man Stumps
One of Amanda interpretations of the Wicker Man
Tel No : 01988 500594 Email  : cottage@fireflyuk.net
Updated 20th June 2018          Copyright 2016 Craiglemine Cottage B&B                All images are copyright – M Alexander unless otherwise stated
Tel No : 01988 500594 Email  : cottage@fireflyuk.net
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