Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench are the stars in the James Bond film “Skyfall” part of which is filmed in the Glencoe area in Scotland. Skyfall was the third Bond film to shoot in Scotland. Roger Moore’s third James Bond, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, filmed a scene at the Faslane naval base, whilst Eilean Donan Castle was a secret MI6 base in “The World is Not Enough”. Land in the Glencoe/Glen Etive area has traditionally been owned by the Fleming family and it could be said that the filming is a nod to Ian Fleming and his Scottish roots.
The 10 mile road that was closed-off for filming in February 2012 is the single track Glen Etive road, where the stunt driver was spotted driving an Aston Martin DB5. With steep glens on either side, it is a dramatic twisty road, which looked spectacular with the James Bond treatment. Near the end of this road is the Traditional Shooting Lodge, which is available for comfortable self-catering for up to 10 adults. For movie fans, a stay at this Scottish Holiday home can now be linked with “Skyfall”, which debuted in October 2012. For more large holiday homes in Scotland, check the Scotts Castle Holidays website today.