Eilean Donan Castle iPhone cases and gifts

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Eilean Donan Castle is set to take a starring role in a new movie by Oscar winning set designer Roger Christian .

In 1980 he produced a film Black Angel which told the tale of a knight who rescues a princess while returning home from the Crusades, and was made entirely in Scotland, at locations such as Eilean Donan Castle, Bernera Barracks at Glenelg, Loch Eck in Argyll. Photogold is publishing a new range of Christmas gifts including Eilean Donan Castle iPhone cases and gifts with our partner Redbubble .

Black Angel was shown in 1980 in cinemas in Europe and Australia as part of screenings of The Empire Strikes Back – and became a cult classic.

Now he is going to return to the Highlands to turn Black Angel into a full length film.

He said: “I have to film in Scotland, and in late September and early October as I did the first time.

“The quality of the natural light at that time of year in Scotland is like nothing else in the world.

“It allowed us to shoot scenes that would have required CGI, technology that was not available to us at that time.”

Christian was involved in the original Star Wars movie as well as  Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace, as well as Alien.

The original Black Angel was found last year and made available online, ending fears that the film had been lost forever.

Visit Scotland has produced a map of film locations in Scotland .

A number of major film releases in recent years have featured well known locations in Scotland including

the Glenfinnan Viaduct, which appears in the Harry Potter movies, Glencoe, which featured in Skyfall, Braveheart and The 39 Steps, and Eilean Donan Castle, seen in Highlander and Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.

Stephen Spielberg’s latest smash hit  of the BFG was filmed in Skye, the Western Isles and Orkney.

Picture by Photogold photography

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

Four new Jack Vettriano prints published

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Artist Jack Vettriano has published four new limited edition prints – Morning News , Afternoon Reverie, Just the Way It Is and One Moment in Time..

Just the Way It Is is a Jack Vettriano Limited Edition Giclee Print. 

Image Size: 20 x 16.8 ins / 50.8 x 42.7cm
Framed size: 34.0 x 29.0 ins / 86 x 73cm

Published in 2012
Paper: 350 gsm Museum Etching paper
Edition Size: 250 + 25 Artist’s Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist.

Just the Way It Is is available unframed or framed in a curved warm black/brown frame selected by the artist himself. Our unframed prints come mounted and acetate wrapped for protection.

Vettriano’s most famous image , The Singing Butler , goes on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery , Scotland or the first time in 20 years’

It is part of an exhibition entitled “From Van Gogh to Vettriano – Hidden Gems from Private Collections”.

Vettriano’s artwork became the most expensive painting by a Scottish artist when it sold for £750,000 eight years ago. The exhibition ends in April.

The Singing Butler is Vettriano’s best selling print and it has been loaned to the gallery for the exhibition by a private collector in Scotland.

In 1992 when Vettriano painted the picture and submitted it for inclusion in the Royal Academy summer show, it was rejected.

About Photogold David Rankin

Photogold art gallery features limited edition prints and posters by top UK artists , online since 1998. www.photogold.co.uk

Methil Power station is demolished

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The 300ft chimney stack at Methil Power Station, Fife has been blown up – marking the demolition of the last part of the building.The iconic structure was visible for miles and featured in Jack Vettriano’s Long Time Gone.

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Hundreds of spectators gathered to watch as the concrete structure came down.
ScottishPower, which owns the site, said that it had decided to use explosives after consulting with experts. Vettriano has paid tribute to the building , saying that it was the backdrop to many important events in his life , including his first kiss.The power station, which became operational in 1965, provided more than 1,000 jobs and generated electricity for more than 3.5 million homes before closing in 2000.

About Photogold David

Photographer David Rankin set up the UK's first online prints gallery , Photogold , in 1998 http://www.photogold.co.uk