Lights! Camera! Winton!

WINTON Castle in East Lothian has hosted its first film shoot.

Heehaw, an Edinburgh-based production company, spent two weeks filming at the castle.

The as-yet untitled film is due to be released next year.

It wasn’t Heehaw’s first visit to the castle though – its team enjoyed its second post-lockdown staff party there over the summer.

Toby Trueman, managing director of Heehaw, said: “For the team reunion, we wanted to find somewhere a bit special, a bit unique with plenty of character and away from the centre of town.

“We found Winton in East Lothian and its stunning walled garden, and it just seemed perfect.

“After visiting for the staff summer party, we felt Winton should be a priority as a potential film location for our upcoming feature film.

“We knew it had all the character we needed, plus the castle is used to running events and so is well set up for the needs of a film set.”

He added: “Winton works brilliantly as a filming location.

“Aside from all the necessary location character you’d expect from a 500-year-old castle, the parking and facilities are brilliant and can accommodate a film shoot.”

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