The Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland, draws thousands of visitors each year with its history, its landscapes and its people. The island also lures movie producers and location scouts, with certain areas beloved by the cameras. It’s starred in many movies, from historical dramas through to science fiction and fantasy. Here we share a guide to some of these wonderful locations.
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Portree, the largest town on Skye, also featured in Made of Honour, and is referenced in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) as the Quidditch team Pride of Portree are from here. Aishaig airstrip, near Broadford, has a brief appearance at the start of the 1980 cult classic Flash Gordon, and features a young Robbie Coltrane as a baggage handler.