What do giant robots, King Arthur, and singer Harry Styles have in common?  They’ve all gone to the Isle of Skye for filming.

The BFG and Sophie, with the Isle of Skye's famous Quiraing in the background.

The BFG [image via Disney]

Transformers: The Last Knight, due to be released June 21, was partially filmed on the Isle of Skye. The Skye Times reports that Transformers: The Last Night was filmed in part on Skye, which is the largest of Scotland’s Hebrides Islands.

Filming took place at the Quiraing and the Storr.  Lealt Quarry is also thought to have been used by the film crew, and a helicopter was seen flying over that location with a camera attached. Car parks at the Quiraing were closed in August to allow for filming of Transformers: The Last Knight, the latest in the film series about giant battling robots.

The Quiraing and the Storr are both part of the Trotternish Ridge and have long been popular with hikers and nature photographers. They’ve become popular with movie makers, and if you’ve watched The Land that Time Forgot (1975), Stardust (2007), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), 47 Ronin (2013), Macbeth (2015), or The BFG (2016), you’ve seen the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.  The Wickerman (1973) and Prometheus (2012) were filmed at Storr.

As SCIFI.radio reported last month, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was also partially filmed on the Isle of Skye. Singer Harry Styles of One Direction fame filmed the music video “Sign of the Times” dangling over Skye from a helicopter.

Michael Bay directed Transformers: The Last Knight.

Director Michael Bay of Transformers: The Last Night [Photo by Andrew Cooper via Paramount]

Transformers: The Last Knight is the fifth live-action Transformers movie. It will star Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edmund Burton, an astronomer who knows more about the history of the Transformers than most Earthlings.  Mark Wahlberg will reprise his role as inventor Cade Yeager. English actress Laura Haddock, who played Starlord’s mother, Meredith Quill, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, will be starring as Professor Vivian Wembley of Oxford University.


Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.