Restless Natives

Released; 1985

Location; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort Augustus. Scotland, UK.

We are back in Scotland for this classic of the 1980’s. The film is a fun crime caper about two hard up Edinburgh teenagers who start robbing busses in the Scottish highlands and wind up being folk heroes.

Although our lead characters live and work in Edinburgh a surprising amount of the film was shot in Glasgow including the joke shop, bus station and the grave yard.

There are a lot of places on the web with the wrong location information including one person who swears blind the joke shop is in Edinburgh but thanks to information supplied by Vincent Friell, the Wolfman in the film I can confirm the joke shop set was an empty shop in the Anderston area of Glasgow. They even brought over an Edinburgh bus to drive past the window for effect.

Not a hugely well known film now but ask people who grew up in the 80’s and im sure they will have a story to tell. I remember going out on my BMX and arguing with friends about who would be the clown and who got to be the wolfman.

Topped off with a sensational soundtrack by Big country this is a film well worth seeking out and after many years of being unavailable it has now been released on DVD.

Remember to get in touch if you want more information or let me know your memories over on the Facebook page..

Restless Natives

Released; 1985

Location; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort Augustus. Scotland, UK.

We are back in Scotland for this classic of the 1980’s. The film is a fun crime caper about two hard up Edinburgh teenagers who start robbing busses in the Scottish highlands and wind up being folk heroes.

Although our lead characters live and work in Edinburgh a surprising amount of the film was shot in Glasgow including the joke shop, bus station and the grave yard.

There are a lot of places on the web with the wrong location information including one person who swears blind the joke shop is in Edinburgh but thanks to information supplied by Vincent Friell, the Wolfman in the film I can confirm the joke shop set was an empty shop in the Anderston area of Glasgow. They even brought over an Edinburgh bus to drive past the window for effect.

Not a hugely well known film now but ask people who grew up in the 80’s and im sure they will have a story to tell. I remember going out on my BMX and arguing with friends about who would be the clown and who got to be the wolfman.

Topped off with a sensational soundtrack by Big country this is a film well worth seeking out and after many years of being unavailable it has now been released on DVD.

Remember to get in touch if you want more information or let me know your memories over on the Facebook page..

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