The Loch: Where is it filmed?

The cast of ITV's murder mystery reveal the challenges of filming in the Scottish Highlands

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ITV drama The Loch is set on the shores of one of Scotland’s biggest tourist attractions: Loch Ness.

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This vast, very deep, freshwater loch in the Highlands is of course famous for being the home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster, and it’s the perfect backdrop for a murder mystery starring The Missing’s Laura Fraser and Downton’s Siobhan Finneran.

“The landscapes, the weather and the moodiness is something we’re using to try and give the whole thing a darkness,” explains director Cilla Ware. “The water metaphors are working very well. On the surface everything seems fine but underneath there’s something really rather nasty.” 

In this behind-the-scenes video, the cast and crew tell us what it was like filming in the Highlands. Yes, there are monsters that plague visitors, but they’re much smaller than Nessie… 

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