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Clackmannanshire bid to sell area to film-makers

Clackmannanshire Bridge by John Howie
Image caption Film locations are showcased by local amateur photographers

A Scottish council has set up a website in a bid to sell the area to film makers looking for locations.

Clackmannanshire Council said it received almost daily requests from film and TV producers from all over the world.

The new site links hundreds of images taken by local amateur photographers - showcasing locations from picturesque castles to industrial areas.

Councillors hope attracting film crews will help boost the local economy.

The pictures on the council's Flickr stream are all submissions to its annual photography competition.

People can also register their properties as a potential location and supply photographs for the Clacks On Screen website.

Location scouts

The authority's tourism spokesman, Kenny Earle, said: "The council has been promoting Clackmannanshire as a desirable location to film for some years and this new website is the latest step.

"Attracting this industry to the area would have great knock-on economic benefits with film crews looking for accommodation and places to eat.

"The launch of the new website should help to attract more film crews scouting locations, as well as giving residents, organisations and businesses the opportunity to sign-up."

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