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Hollywood film, The Vanishing, filmed on the Dumfries and Galloway coastline!

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Hollywood actors Gerard Butler and Peter Mullan, to name a couple, have up until recently enjoyed the stunning coastline of Dumfries and Galloway whilst shooting their most recent film ‘The Vanishing’. Sands of Luce, a holiday park on Luce Bay is only a stone’s throw away from the stunning set which plays the rugged backdrop for the movie. The coast which is the home to our static holiday homes, was described by Gerard Butler as ‘paradise’ whilst sharing a stunning video of the sun setting on a local beach.

Although Butler, sadly, wasn’t staying at one of our stunning caravans in Galloway, he shared his joy in returning to Scotland and being able to film his role in the country which he grew up. Speaking in the video which he posted on Facebook, Gerard says: “Welcome to Dumfries and Galloway, near Portpatrick, where I’m shooting my next movie, Keepers. It’s about three lighthouse keepers on an island as they all slowly kind of go insane.”



He pans the camera around to show the exceptional sunset across the local beach where they were filming. He continues: “It’s so good to be back in Scotland, it’s paradise. We’ve had crazy weather, we’ve been lucky. Here’s my script, I’ve been learning my lines in crazy land.”


Dumfries and Galloway – Sensational holiday homes in Scotland

It’s no surprise that the filming has created a certain buzz around Dumfries and Galloway. Not far from Sands of Luce, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse was the main set for the movie and attracted a lot of attention, to say the least! Locals and visitors have had the pleasure of getting up close to the stars, as cast and crew enjoyed many a night out in Portpatrick, with their favourite pub being The Crown Hotel.

Amy Cooper, manager of Sands of Luce, continues: “Here they enjoyed live music from local band Life O’Reilly (who are also Lighthouse Bar regulars). Gerard, the cast and crew were such fans of the band they invited them on set during filming!”

“It’s been great to see such excitement brewing across the local community, Port Logan Bay and village especially. The trailer for the movie looks brilliant and we hope it will be a big success and bring some attention to our coast. I’m sure our customers looking forward to their 2019 caravan holiday in Scotland will enjoy the views just as much as the cast and crew have done. ”

The Vanishing will be in cinemas March 2019.


Book your 2019 Caravan Lodge in Scotland, Now!

The team here at Sand of Luce are looking forward to the New Year and welcoming new and existing customers to their new Warren development. We still have plenty of static holiday homes to book if you are looking for sensational beachside holiday lets in Dumfries and Galloway. Contact our friendly and advisable team today, who will be more than happy to discuss your requirements further!