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'Lights, Camera, Action' for New Scottish Film Studio

Pentland Studios Artist's Impression

The Scottish government has given the go-ahead for Scotland's first purpose-built film and TV studio.

It is hoped That the Pentland Studios development will help attract more feature films and high-end TV productions. It will be based in the southern outskirts of Edinburgh

Its backers believe that the studio can be operational by the end of next year.

The decision to approve the plan in principle overturns a previous recommendation by a Scottish government reporter, who ruled against the project.

Scottish ministers have now ruled that the economic and cultural benefits of the studio outweigh these concerns.

A spokesman said: "The intention to grant planning permission in principle for the Pentlands development, subject to conditions and a planning obligation, has been made after careful consideration of the planning report and issues raised in objections. We welcome the potential for significant socio-economic benefits on a local and national scale through job creation and economic development."

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20 May 2017

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