new covid-19 guidance

The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has had a profound impact on many industries and the broadcast sector is no exception. The UK and Scottish Governments’ have imposed various restrictions to try to limit the further spread of the virus, including strict rules around social distancing and travel.


The British Film Commission has produced guidance which covers film, high end production, domestic production and protocols for close cohort working. The industry has been advised to read this guidance in conjunction with Scottish Government guidance on wider public health and fair work principles. Film in Argyll advises productions to comply with this guidance when filming in Argyll and Bute at all times. 

filming on council owned land

In order to ensure Film in Argyll can adapt to this change in guidance and to cope with the volume of enquiries, we are now asking all productions to submit the following documentation/information and allow for 10 working days before their proposed filming date if they wish to film on Council owned land:

  • COVID Specific Risk Assessment

  • Dates of Proposed Filming

  • Number of Cast & Crew

  • Map and Location List

  • CAA Drone Cert and Operating Procedure Documents (if applicable)

Please note, permit requests will not be progressed until the above documentation/information is provided.

road closures and parking requests

If you require to close a road or car park for filming purposes, requests and temporary traffic order applications must be submitted with a minimum of 4 weeks' notice. Full information on our TTRO process can be found here. Our TTRO application can be downloaded here. We encourage getting intouch with us at the earliest opportunity to discuss your requirements. 

filming on privately owned land

Film in Argyll are committed to assisting all productions with land ownership queries and can provide contact details for various locations across Argyll and Bute from our extensive database. Please do get in touch if you require this service. 


Film in Argyll is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate in reaching out today.

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