Scottish Location Manager – Based in Glasgow, Central Scotland.

Derek has over twenty years of location management experience of filming around Scotland for film, television, adverts and documentary location.

He was worked with the smallest documentary crews to the largest of international film crews shooting in Scotland.

Getting permission for filming in Scotland, dealing with local authorities, police and landowners etc., can be tricky, but Derek has the experience to make things easy for any visiting film crews ensuring that filming in Scotland can be achieved with the minimum of fuss.

Often gaining clearance for filming permission in Scotland's highlands and wild terrain often means dealing with The National Trust and Historic Scotland. Getting the permits for filming in these Scottish locations is a process that Derek is well familiar with therefore providing the green light for film production to be carried out unhindered.


Photographic DatabaseDecent

With a large database of photographs incorporating interiors and exteriors of stately homes throughout the country, to city locations where we have a proven track record in working with local authorities and planning departments, police etc. in order to achieve the set ups and controls required to accomplish the shots that Directors, DOP’s and Producers need to make their projects special.

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Recent Production Credits

- TV Comedy Series, Mountain Goats, BBC Scotland
- Bollywood Film, Baar Baar Dheko, Arc Light Films Ltd
- Feature film, Hec McAdam, for MTP
- Feature Film, Sunshine on Leith, DNA/Black Camel Productions
- Feature film 'Not Another Happy Ending'

- Commercial For RBS for Another Film Company, London
- Commercial for Dewars Whiskey, for La Belle Allee Productions
- Commercial for McDonalds, for ThomasThomas, of London
- Commercial for Irn Bru - for MTP, Glasgow
- Commercial for Blood Transfusion – MTP, Glasgow
- Commercial for Early Cancer Detection - For MTP
Centurian, Large-scale action feature by Neil Marshall
- Rab C Nesbett, BBC comedy series
- Cowards, BBC comedy sketch show for Angeleye MediaPotter
- How Not To Live Your Life, BBC comedy series 1 and 2
- Descent 2, sequel to The Descent
- Raven, Children's show for CBBC.
- Miss Potter, Hollywood feature starring Rene Zellawigge, Ewan   McGregor, Emily Watson
- Nina’s Heavenly Delights, British feature film
- Almost  Heaven,  Canadian/UK feature starring Tom Conti
- The Descent, a horror/ chiller directed by Neil Marshall
- BBC Scotland Gaelic, “Saorsa”
- MTP commercial for Lexus
- A Holiday House in Scotland, drama for Bavaria TV


We always meet the challenges

For An Anarchist’s Story set in Barcelona 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. Due to budget constraints we had to find interior and exterior locations that matched Spain of the 1930’s  … in Glasgow!

CBS, The Early Show
From Greenock to St Andrews, the Keoghans Heroes production crew required good planning and route management in order to achieve a record breaking stunt – completed in 4 days on foot across Scotland with their presenter putting a golf ball all the way - along with (sometimes spontanaeous) voxpops involving many provincial organisations in various towns over this 110 mile journey. Planning time ONE day. .… .this was guerrilla filming.

Phil Keoghan,  Director of CBS The Early Show

“Hi Derek,

On behalf of our crazy team, I just wanted to thank you once again for your incredible location management support last week in Scotland. We all agree it would have been crazy to attempt our adventure without you, you've got great energy and there's no doubt that you helped us avoid a lot of angst with directions.

It's always refreshing to work with people who get into the spirit of the thing, your words of encouragement along the way really helped me pull through. I think the photo below says it all, the true meaning of No Opportunity Wasted! I really hope we can work
with you again in some capacity."