Map celebrates the sites of Sunset Song

VisitScotland has teamed up with Metrodome, Sunset Song's distributors, to produce the map, which is available in VisitScotland Information Centres throughout the region and for download at

Terence Davies’s acclaimed version of the classic tale by Aberdeenshire novelist Lewis Grassic Gibbon had its Scottish premiere in Edinburgh earlier this month on 11 November, followed by screenings in Glasgow on Thursday 12 and Aberdeen on Friday 13 November.

As well as highlighting the filming locations, which include Fettercairn, Glen Tanar Estate and Arbuthnott Church, the publication also points visitors in the direction of the Grassic Gibbon Centre in Arbuthnott and other locations with a connection to the novel. It also provides details on the author and explains why Sunset Song continues to be compulsive reading.

Agyness Deyn, who has been nominated in the Most Promising Newcomer category in the British Independent Film Awards, stars as Chris Guthrie – a woman driven by an intense passion for life. The film also stars Kevin Guthrie and Peter Mullan.

Filming locations featured on the Sunset Song map include:

Glenmuick Estate, near Ballater – where the standing stones were created
Fettercairn – Chris and Ewan meet amid a flock of sheep running through the village
Glen Tanar Estate, near Aboyne – Chris studies at the old school house
Arbuthnott Church – the family attend regular services here along with the villagers

Filming also took place at Invercauld Estate and Ballogie Estate. 


Sunset Song is released nationwide on 4 December. The map is available in VisitScotland Information Centres throughout Aberdeenshire; at locations featured on the map and for download at

Why not encourage your visitors to see the film and then follow in the footsteps of the stars of the screen by visiting the locations featured in the movie map?


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