Films and TV franchises such as Outlander, Still Game and Fast & Furious 6 have helped bring almost £20 million to Glasgow’s economy.
Glasgow City Council’s Glasgow Film Office (GFO) has unveiled the latest economic impact figures from the film, broadcast and advertising productions that have been created in the city.
In 2018, a plethora of productions brought in over £19.1 million to the city, a 26% increas on 2017.
Since its creation in 1997, GFO has promoted Glasgow as a ‘film-friendly’ city and helped to bring productions that have generated over £320 million locally.
Other films and broadcast productions created in Glasgow in recent years include Outlaw King, The Cry, The Wife, The Replacement, Shetland, Trainspotting 2, Churchill and Wild Rose. Last year also saw the city centre as the filming loacation of Hobbs & Shaw, starring The Rock – the spin-off from the Fast & Furious franchise.
It was also revealed last month by STV that a planning application has been submitted to temporarily transform Govan Graving Docks in Glasgow into a set for a historic First World War drama.
It is understood the production will be 1917, the upcoming Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes blockbuster.
Councillor David McDonald, Depute Leader at Glasgow City Council, said: “These latest figures confirm Glasgow’s status as a go-to destination for the film and broadcast industry and both show its importance of filming to the city’s economy.
“The work of the council’s film office continues to bear fruit, and the latest figures underline the importance of not only attracting productions but supporting local companies in the industry.
“Glasgow Film Office is in continuous discussion with production representatives and location managers, and as a result, more major films and broadcast programmes and features can be expected to be coming to the city soon.”
More detail on Glasgow Film Office is available at: www.glasgowfilm.com.