For the past 10 days a film crew from Warner Brothers have been in Evanton, Scotland filming around the Black Rock Gorge area, to use shots as the backdrop in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
According to The Ross-Shire Journal the project has been shrouded in secrecy but a spokeswoman for Warner Brothers in London said:
"Yes, this was pre-production filming and the shots will be used in the next Harry Potter film. We have not confirmed the final cast yet and we don't start shooting proper until later in the summer. Further details will be out in the next few weeks."
The Black Rock Gorge is on the 21,000-acre Novar Estate owned by the Munro-Ferguson family and estate manager Cameron Ross said:
"The crew spent about 10 days here between setting up, filming and then tidying up afterwards. It all went very smoothly and, from the estate's point of view, we were delighted to be involved. The arrangements all happened very quickly. Warner Brothers first came up in early March to do reconnaissance. They had a shopping list of various sites. They had a look at Novar and a few others sites across the north and I'm glad to say that the Black Rock Gorge seemed to fit what they were looking for, both in terms of dramatic landscape and accessibility for getting people and equipment in and out safely."
Thanks to Arlee for the tip.