2003 News Article

Stirlings of Kippenross EstateThe elegant ancestral home of the Stirlings of Kippenross was recently the site of a Scottish Department of Tourism event:

Some of Scotlandís most spectacular and atmospheric buildings were featured in a brochure issued on Wednesday, January 9, 2002. "Mansion Locations in Scotland" had 64 potential film locations, including the country house which appears in the popular TV drama "Monarch of the Glen", and was unveiled at Kippenross House, Dunblane, a William Adam original from the 18th century.

Scottish Executive Deputy Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport Elaine Murray said: "Scotland offers some of the most spectacular and intriguing locations across the globe. It is these locations, that can contribute greatly to the success of films like Braveheart and Rob Roy.

"Film tourism provides a vital way to promote Scotland at an international level, creating a positive image and an enhanced awareness. A substantial increase in visitors to the Wallace Monument followed the international success of the films 'Rob Roy' and 'Braveheart'." The brochure, a joint venture between Scottish Screen and VisitScotland, supplemented a database of 500 houses available for filming. Scottish Screen also produced a separate brochure of Scottish Castles.