Warner Bros, which is preparing to shoot Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, has sent an executive to the cliffs and caves around Cape Wrath, and also to a sea cave close to the Whaligoe Steps near Wick, and has been in talks over filming in the north.
The producers are interested in using the caves and cliffs as part of the dramatic climax of the new film – the sixth in the series – in which the heroes wind their way along a sea-lashed coastline in search of the soul of the evil Lord Voldemort.
Sue Quinn, a London-based locations manager with Warner Bros, travelled to Scotland last month, taking a boat trip from Lochinver around Cape Wrath towards Durness, and then heading to Wick to check out the shore and caves at Whaligoe, near Lybster.
The article, which you can read in full here, says the locations are in competition with similar settings in Ireland and New Zealand.
“Half-Blood Prince” is targeting a November 21, 2008 release.