Multi-million pound Scots film studio moves step closer


PLANNING permission in principle has been granted for Scotland’s first purpose-built film and TV studio.

Scottish ministers have given the green light to PSL Land Ltd’s plans for the studio, which will be built near Straiton, outside Edinburgh.

Jim O’Donnell, director of development for PSL said, “We are extremely pleased to have reached this major milestone in the studio complex’s journey, after a considerable period of time and work to date. We particularly want to thank those including WSP who have supported the project throughout the past three years, and we look forward to reaching the next milestone as soon as possible.”

WSP in Edinburgh was appointed in 2014 to help with the planning of the studio. As the project progresses onto the next stage, the firm said its team in Scotland’s Capital will continue to support on the civil and structural, environmental and geotechnical areas.

David Campbell, technical director at WSP explained, “We are delighted that the scheme has been granted planning permission from the Scottish Government. It’s truly a unique project and we’ve enjoyed helping Pentland Studios in the planning process. We now look forward to start working on the next stage.”