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World-class film and TV studio complex planned in Scotland

Plans include 200,000 square foot of studio space and 120,000 square foot of workshop space.

A “world-class” film and TV studio complex is being planned for construction outside Edinburgh.

The plans include nine sound stages on a 48-acre site in Midlothian on land currently owned by the Duke of Buccleuch’s property empire.

The complex would house 200,000 square foot of studio space and 120,000 square foot of workshop space.

Buccleuch Estates has teamed with developers behind a previous studio scheme that fell through in 2014. The Midlothian site is four miles away from the one initially proposed.

PSL Land has lodged plans with Midlothian Council and hopes to have the studio up and running in 2020.

Buccleuch Property commercial property director Nick Waugh said: “We recognise the importance of this ambitious project. We’re delighted to play a role in helping deliver a world-class film studio that will inevitably transform the Scottish creative industry and our reputation as a filming location across the globe.”

The news follows Screen Scotland’s plans for a new TV and film production facility at Port of Leith.

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