In 1995, Braveheart burst onto cinema screens around the world on its way to becoming a multi-Oscar winning film of epic proportions. A fiercely Scottish movie, steeped in the history and culture of the country, the movie evoked a real sense of patriotism for the more than 50 million people around the world who claim Scottish ancestry.

Though many productions had been filmed throughout the country prior to Braveheart, the movie showcased the incredible possibilities of Scotland as a world-class location for filming in a whole new way.

Whether it’s our stunning scenic landscapes, our awe-inspiring historic buildings or our vibrant cities, Scotland has become a magnet for the film and TV industry in the years since a blue-faced Mel Gibson cried FREEDOM!!! – in fact we’ve become the backdrop for many more productions than you might expect.

Check out our incredible slide show below. You might just find a few new movies to add to your must-watch list!

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