- Advertisement -spot_img
Thursday, March 30, 2023

Tourism to the Outer Hebrides as new film showcases the beauty of Hope Islands

Scotland’s tourism board is hoping the £4 million film industry in the Outer Hebrides will attract more visitors to mark the release of the new film, The Road Dance.

Based on a book of the same name written by STV News presenter and author John McKay, The Road Dance follows Hermione Corfield as Kirsty MacLeod, who dreams of a better life away from her small village in the Outer Hebrides. .

The film will release on Friday.


Handout image of Garenin Blackhouse Village, Carloway, Isle of Lewis, a prime filming location for the new film The Road Dance. (credit: Visit Scotland)

However, the outbreak of World War I and a deadly street dance take her life to a dramatic and tragic turn.

VisitScotland is hoping that the film’s release will attract more viewers to the Outer Hebrides.

It was shot entirely on location during October and November 2020, and a special preview screening was held on the Isle of Lewis earlier this month.


The cast and crew of The Road Dance released on Friday, 20 May. (credit: VisitScotland)

However, The Road Dance is not the first feature to be filmed on the island.

The 1949 comedy Whiskey Galore! In 2006 Lewis was turned into the fictional Isle of Eriske.

video of the day

Nearly 20 years later, the islands were also featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

VisitScotland film and creative industry manager Jenny Steele said: “This is an exciting time for screen tourism in the Outer Hebrides and Scotland, with a real boom in major film and television productions.

“These presentations not only give a boost to the local economy in the short term but also give the audience a taste of the country’s wonderful landscape, heritage and culture which inspires them to travel into the future.

“It is the right time that The Road Dance, which is embedded in the history and culture of the island – and shot entirely on location – should be released in the Year of the Stories of Scotland.”

World Nation News Desk
World Nation News Deskhttps://worldnationnews.com/
World Nation News is a digital news portal website. Which provides important and latest breaking news updates to our audience in an effective and efficient ways, like world’s top stories, entertainment, sports, technology and much more news.
Latest news
Related news
- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here