Port of Leith set for Scotland’s screen sector

Port of Leith set for screen sector boost

A huge industrial building at the Port of Leith is set to be transformed into a new film and television production facility for Scotland. 

Recently host to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (2017), the former Pelamis building is situated on a private gated 8.6acre site within the port estate which is owned by Forth Ports Ltd. 

Scotland national film body, Screen Scotland, has launched a tender process inviting proposals from private developers to lease, refurbish and operate the new facility.

Stuart Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, Forth Ports, said: “Our support for Scottish industry does not stop at the quayside and we are thrilled that Screen Scotland has chosen the Port of Leith as the location to expand Scotland’s studio provision. This building has been popular with the creative industry recently with Avengers: Infinity War using 31 Bath Road as a studio space. 

“As Scotland’s capital port and a major economic driver for Edinburgh with the capability to handle in excess of 1million tonnes of cargo over the quayside annually, we are no strangers to hosting big and ambitious projects.”

Situated on the south side of the Firth of Forth, Leith is the largest enclosed deep water port in Scotland and has the capability to handle ships up to 50,000 DWT.