Lochnafoy: Where was The Loch filmed? Filming Locations of Loch Ness series

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The ITV drama The Loch takes us not only to the deep and mystical waters of the Loch Ness, but also to the stunning Highlands of Scotland. Everything seems fine on the surface of a little village on the shores of the lake. However, underneath there is a real monster threatening the inhabitants of the community.

Heading up the cast of this six episodes production are Laura Fraser (The Missing, Breaking Bad), Siobhan Finneran (who starred in The Stranger Netflix series set in Cedarfield) and Don Gilet (EastEnders, Brief Encounters).

As it already happened with the village where Broadchurch was set, also the fictional town of Lochnafoy is an amalgam of several locations. Here is our The Loch (also known as Loch Ness) filming locations report:

Lochnafoy town
Fort Augustus is the main setting for the town of Lochnafoy. This is an aerial view featuring the The Highland Club Scotland at the left. Image courtesy of ITV

The Loch Fort Augustus
Many scenes were filmed in the streets around the locks and bridges of the Caledonian Canal.
Image courtesy of ITV

The Loch town
The house of Annie's family is also on Canal Side, as well as the War Memorial Hall that served as exteriors for the city hall. Image courtesy of ITV and Google Maps

Loch Ness town
One of the key locations is the Police Station. The exteriors were filmed in this house at The Carnoch st in Glencoe Village. Image courtesy of ITV and Google Maps

Where is The Loch set
The school building is Blairvadach Outdoor Education Centre in Shandon, near Helensburgh, West of Glasgow. In Glasgow are located the studios used to film this production. Image courtesy of ITV and Google Maps

The Curling club scene
We discovered that the very first scene of the series was filmed at Greenacres Curling club in Howwood (Renfrewshire), also West of Glasgow. Image courtesy of ITV

The Loch Lochnafoy
The place where the first body was found was filmed in a quarry in Ballachulish. Pictured, the hill up the crime scene on the top of the quarry, looking over Ballachulish village and Loch Leven. Image courtesy of ITV

The killer rocky hills
According to production designer Andy Harris, a second quarry near Aberfoyle (Sglèatach or Aberfoyle Slate Quarry) was used for the 4th episode. Image courtesy of John Mcsporran

Where is The Loch Ness filmed
The Lochnafoy Memorial Hall is the Queen's Park Bowling Club in Glasgow.
Image courtesy of ITV

Highlands scenery and road
The show has plenty of beautiful drone aerial shots of the Glencoe valley and Càrn Mòr mountain near Fort William. A small submarine drone was used to film underwater shots. The footage of the dead body was completed in a water tank in a studio, combining these images with visual effects. Image courtesy of ITV

Lake and serpentine road landscape
View of Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus, at the beginning of South Loch Ness Trail.
Image courtesy of ITV

The farm house
McGrelish Farm is Shemore Farm in Alexandria, near Loch Lomond.
Image courtesy of ITV - Map

The Dam scene
The dam from episode 5 is Glen Finglas Dam near Brig o' Turk (Stirling).
Image courtesy of ITV and Ian Taylor

The doctor mansion
The house of local doctor Simon Marr is Campsie House at the grounds at Lennox Castle in Lennoxtown (East Dunbartonshire) - Map

Have you recognised some of the shooting locations of The Loch? To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

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  1. The police station:


    1. The beach that the youngsters laid the bones etc out on is Dores Beach at Dores Inn. Such a beautiful place, it’s made to have you believe it’s filmed in one place when in fact it isn’t. I visited the area twice now as I fell in love the first time, and after rewatching I found lots out!

  2. The school building is Blairvadach Outdoor Education Centre in Shandon, near Helensburgh which is West of Glasgow.

  3. The police station looks like Glencoe Village. The peculiar shaped mountain being the Pap of Glencoe.

    1. The police station is the Rectory at Glencoe Village.

  4. The hill up the crime scene is the top of the Ballachulish Quarry looking over Ballachulish village and Loch Leven

  5. Bottom picture Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus?

  6. When Tench was in the phone box was it filmed in Carradale, Argyll ?

    1. No, phone box is in Glencoe Village

  7. The "Lochnafoy Memorial Hall" was Queen's Park Bowling club in Glasgow.

  8. I've watched two episodes so far. The only "negative" I have with the programme is the splendor of the cinematography. It's so stunningly beautiful; I'm searching places in, near and around the places it's filmed and looking at real estate for sale. I would definitely say the location shoots are integral to the show.. like another character. Originally from England, having lived in the USA for decades.. what a lovely place to think of retiring. Might be a dream.. a nice one though. Now, back to The Loch. Thanks all for sharing. Google maps has had a workout from me prior to submitting this.

  9. The shot of Loch Leven above Ballachulish seems to have been airbrushed into another shot in the distance. Otherwise the Ballachulish Bridge would be visible to the left of the islands. I suspect they've merged it in with a shot of Loch Ness in the background.

  10. Yes - here's a view of Loch Leven from nearby: https://goo.gl/maps/d3WrS6vGRfC2 - you can clearly see the bridge behind the islands. Compare it to the photo above. A nice bit of clever graphics, ITV!

  11. I think the doctor's house is Campsie House in the grounds of whar was Lennoxtown Castle Hospital in Lennoxtown to te north of Glasgow

  12. McGrelish Farm is Shemore Farm, Loch Lomond. Shemore Farm
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  13. Ep5 is Loch Mhor Dam

  14. I actually make the dam to be Glen Finglas Dam, [https://goo.gl/maps/r99dk71fG562][http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3711023], but it took a lot of searching to work it out!

  15. Simon Marr's house - following the earlier comment re. the house being at Lennox Castle, I think this is the map reference: [https://goo.gl/maps/CGwdqFQzmCG2]

  16. Thank you for sharing the filming locations. Great stuff!

  17. I’ve almost finished series one of “Loch Ness” and. Liked it very much. Is there to be more series? I hope so!!


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