Where was Vigil filmed? Scotland filming locations for BBC series - and is Dunloch naval base a real place

The BBC One drama was filmed across Ayrshire in Scotland, featuring breathtaking shots of the Glasgow and the Clyde

The BBC One submarine thriller continued on Sunday (5 September) with episode three gripping viewers.

Starring Suranne Jones and Martin Compston, the series follows DCI Amy Silva on board the fictional HMS Vigil after a death occurs on board the vessel.

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Filmed across Scotland, the series features some breathtaking scenery to accompany the thrilling storyline.

Here’s all you need to know about where BBC’s Vigil was filmed.

Where was Vigil filmed?

The BBC One series was filmed in Scotland.

A large portion of the show was filmed in Glasgow, using various locations across the city including Finnieston Street, Hamilton Park Avenue, Blythswood Square, and the Squinty Bridge along the Clyde.

Where is Vigil set?

Vigil is set at a fictional nuclear Submarine base, and on board the fictional HMS Vigil, a Royal Navy nuclear submarine.

The peace camp in Vigil is inspired by the real-life Faslane peace camp, which is located next to Faslane Naval base in Scotland - the home of the Trident nuclear programme.

Is Dunloch Naval Base a real place?

No, Dunloch Naval Base is not a real place.

The submarine naval base is a fictional version of the real life naval base in Faslane, Scotland.

Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde is located in Argyll & Bute, and is the home to the UK’s real life Trident submarines and workforce.

What is the plot of Vigil?

Vigil fellows DCI Amy Silva and her team investigating on land and at sea a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

The series is set in Scotland and follows the events after a fishing trawler goes missing and a death occurs on-board a Trident nuclear submarine.

When does Virgil start on BBC?

The first episode of Vigil will air on Sunday 29 August on BBC One at 9:00pm.

The second episode will air the following night on Monday 30 August on BBC One at 9:00pm.

The following episodes will air each week on Sunday evenings from then onwards.

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