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Go-ahead given for Bathgate film studios project

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West Lothian Council has granted planning permission in principal for a new film studio to be created in Bathgate.

The Council has approved the development of a 11,000m2 film facility that will be located on the eastern edge of the existing Pyramids Business Park.

The scheme will also be situated next to an existing film studio that has been used for the filming of T2 Trainspotting by Sony, Outlaw King by Netflix and Shetland by ITV. The BBC has also filmed the second series of Good Omens at the site.

Leader of West Lothian Council, Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: “The proposal will likely result in significant economic benefits through the creation of a substantial number of skilled jobs for West Lothian.

“We have recently welcomed high profile and hugely successful entertainment providers and locations across West Lothian have been promoted across the globe.

“The market for film and TV production has significantly increased and the demand for suitable production space has also increased. The creative film and TV industry is growing and there is the potential for this to become a significant industry for Scotland.”

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