|21 December 2015|

An oscar-winning animation inspired by the history and beauty of Scotland will be beamed into millions of homes on Christmas day.

Disney-Pixar’s Brave will make its terrestrial television premiere on the BBC, and with viewing numbers expected to be very high for the 2012 blockbuster, it will provide a big boost to Scottish visitor attractions, according to VisitScotland.

During production of the 2012 movie, Disney-Pixar animators visited a number of locations throughout Scotland, with the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis and Dunnottar Castle, near Stonehaven, proving two of the biggest inspirations.

Mike Cantlay, chairman of VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to see that BBC1 is screening Brave in such a prime slot on Christmas Day. Inspired by our stunning landscapes and some of our most iconic locations, it really is the perfect family movie. Set-jetting is a hugely popular pastime and I’m sure that watching this fantastic adventure unfold from the comfort of their sofas on 25 December will inspire families to come and explore the real Scotland for themselves.”