Glenfinnan in TV advert spotlight
Bottled water firm Highland Spring filmed its latest advertisement in Glenfinnan last week, writes Katie Carabine.
The Perthshire-based company chose to shoot scenes with the Jacobite Steam train travelling across the world-famous Glenfinnan Viaduct for the advert last Wednesday, April 12.
Florence MacLean, a guard on the Jacobite train, said: ‘The film crew were in Glenfinnan all day on Wednesday. They were getting outside shots of the train on the viaduct and there may have been an actor up on the hill running down to catch the train. They were delighted with the shots they got.’
A spokesperson from Highland Spring said: ‘The advert will be featured on TV later this year. Provenance is key to Highland Spring and this will be a key message for us.’
Glenfinnan is a popular site for filming and the viaduct is perhaps best known as being featured in the Harry Potter film franchise.
Glenfinnan has also featured in other films including Highlander, TV shows such as Tag
gart, Monarch of the Glen and Rockface, and TV adverts for Audi, Peugeot and Scottish Field magazine, to name a few.
Ms MacLean said: ‘Throughout the year we have people filming in Glenfinnan. It’s definitely good for business.’
A spokesperson for Glenfinnan Station Museum added: ‘The viaduct brings a lot of people in. There’s an influx of visitors in the summer.’
The Jacobite steam train was filmed coming over the Glenfinnan Viaduct for a Highland Spring TV advert.