Banffshire Coast News

Famous faces finish filming Whisky Galore

The remake of the 1949 film "Whisky Galore" has now completed filming in and around the Portsoy area.

The original film is based on real-life events popularised by Compton Mackenzie in his 1947 book which was then made into a film by Ealing Studios - nominated for a BAFTA in 1950.  The story of Scottish islanders trying to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship is still as entertaining as it was then.

Actors attached to the film have been seen on set and around the Banffshire area, including Eddie Izzard, Gregor Fisher (famous for his role as Rab C. Nesbitt), Ellie Kendrick (best known for her role in "Game of Thrones"), Naomi Battrick (who appeared in Stonemouth, filmed in Macduff last year) and Kevin Gunthrie from the musical "Sunshine on Leith".

The film will be released next year, and it is hoped the production will provide a boost to tourism and the local economy.

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