Where was A Scottish Love Scheme filmed? See all Locations

The latest Hallmark romantic comedy ‘A Scottish Love Scheme‘ transports viewers across the Atlantic to the beautiful landscapes of Scotland.

Directed by Heather Hawthorn Doyle from a script of Gina Azzi, the rom-com movie stars Jordan Young and Erica Durance as leads along with Jo Cameron Brown as Young’s mother.

The movie is executive produced by Jenni Baynham, Kristofer McNeeley, and Chaya Ransen with BRB Pictures & White Stag Films for the Hallmark Channel.

A Scottish Love Scheme Filming Locations

A Scottish Love Scheme was entirely filmed across beautiful locations in Scotland, primarily at Hailes Castle, Haddington and Yellowcraig Beach, North Berwick.

A Scottish Love Scheme filming in Scotland
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Principal shooting began on August 7, director Hawthorne shared on her social media.

The shooting wrapped after 17 days on August 27, 2023 within the constituent country of the United Kingdom.

Hailes Castle, Haddington, East Linton

Much of the filming took place at the ruins of Hailes Castle, located just outside the town of East Linton in East Lothian, Scotland.

A Scottish Love Scheme filming in Hailes Castle, Haddington
Hailes Castle

Parts of the castle date back to the 13th century, and today the crumbling yet magnificent castle sits peacefully above the River Tyne.

Some walls were damaged in border wars with England, and only partial walls and structures stands today but the castle remains an impressive backdrop for shooting a historic movie.

Keith Marischal, Humble, East Lothian

On July 29, director Heather Hawthorne Doyle shared a photo of Keith Marischal on social media with the caption,

“This is home for the next month. Blessed to be in Scotland – feels like a fairytale.”

This coincided with the filming of “A Scottish Love Scheme,” indicating that Keith Marischal was used as the house in the film.

The Scottish Baronial Country house is located in the parish of Humble in East Lothian, Scotland.

Over the next few weeks, Doyle shared more behind-the-scenes photos of the Hailes Castle grounds, some showing filming equipment or crew members preparing for shooting while some showing cloudy Scottish skies.

Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

The cast and crew also filmed scenes in the Royal Burgh of Haddington, the county town of East Lothian approximately 10 miles from Hailes Castle.

Filming of A Scottish Love Scheme around Haddington Bridge Centre

Production team was spotted filming scenes along the streets and in the town center. If you live in Haddington, you may catch some of local businesses and landmarks when the movie airs.

Known for its history, architecture, and charming restaurants, Haddington provided an ideal small town setting for the shooting of this Hallmark romance movie.

Dirleton, North Berwick, UK

While many small villages might be hesitant about a bustling movie crew taking over, Dirleton residents could not have been more welcoming and accommodating.

Owners of The Castle Inn pub, which sits opposite the castle ruins, kindly closed their business to allow filming on the premises.

They explained the brief closure to East Lothian Courier, stating “it has been a pleasure to have the production crew in.”

Locals noted seeing vintage vehicles, props (Haddington Train Station), crew vans, and fake signage transforming Dirleton into a movie set over the course of a week in August. The working title was A Scottish Love Story.

Yellowcraig Beach, North Berwick

On August 27th, director Doyle shared a photo from the last day of filming showing a heart shape made of leaves and flowers on a sandy beach.

Her caption reflected warmly on the cast, crew and overall filming experience in Scotland. She wrote, “A Scottish Love Scheme” entirely filmed, appropriately so, in Scotland.”

With over a mile of golden sand flanked by grassy dunes, this scenic beach facing the Firth of Forth estuary is a nature lover’s paradise.

From beach strolls to horseback riding, Yellowcraig Beach offers plenty of possibilities for a romantic movie finale.

The natural beauty of the crescent bay captured on film will showcase this Scottish treasure at its best.

Behind The Scenes

Filming at Hailes Castle, Haddington, and Yellowcraig Beach offered an unforgettable experience for the stars and crew of A Scottish Love Scheme, and their social media posts expressed deep affection for the locations.

Durance shares her excitement over the premiere of her new film with a short clip from the official trailer of A Scottish Love Scheme.

Surrounded by historic castles, charming towns, and breathtaking views, it’s no wonder Scotland is a favorite movie destination , especially for romance Hallmark films like A Merry Scottish Christmas.

Some other famous productions that were also shot in Scotland includes Behind Her Eyes, Black Cake, The Rig, A Castle for Christmas, and Outlander.

Where to watch ‘A Scottish Love Scheme’?

A Scottish Love Scheme premieres on Hallmark Channel on Jan 13 at 8/7c inside the United States and on W Network inside Canada.

You can also stream the film on Peacock upto 72 hours of its premiere on Hallmark in US.

If you still want to watch it on TV then the movie will re-air on the following dates:

  • Jan 14 at 6/5c
  • Jan 18 at 8/7c
  • Jan 27 at 10/9c
  • Feb 6 at 4/3c
  • Feb 25 at 11a/10c

2 thoughts on “Where was A Scottish Love Scheme filmed? See all Locations”

  1. I’ve been to Scotland 4 times….the best place to film a Hallmark movie! I am sure the locals were charming.

    • The locals are definitely part of what makes Scotland so special. I’m sure they were thrilled to have a Hallmark movie crew in town.


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