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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 30 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 as did the director Robin Hardy in 2016.  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.
The now lost Wicker Man Stumps
One of Amanda interpretations of the Wicker Man
Port Patrick Harbour
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Updated 4th June 2017      Copyright 2016 Craiglemine Cottage B&B           All images are copyright – M Alexander unless otherwise stated
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Updated 4th June 2017   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 30  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 as did the director Robin  Hardy in 2016.  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.
The now lost Wicker Man Stumps
One of Amanda interpretations of the Wicker Man
Port Patrick Harbour
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Tel No : 01988 500594 Email  : cottage@fireflyuk.net
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 30 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 as did the director  Robin Hardy in 2016.  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.
The now lost Wicker Man Stumps
One of Amanda interpretations of the Wicker Man
Port Patrick Harbour
Updated 4th June 2017     Copyright 2016 Craiglemine Cottage B&B      All images are copyright – M Alexander unless otherwise stated
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