Stars in Fife for Whisky Galore remake

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A number of well-known faces descended on St Monans today (Friday) to shoot scenes for the remake of a classic Scottish movie.

The new version of the 1949 film Whisky Galore was being shot in and around the Auld Kirk in the picturesque village as locals witnessed actors including Gregor Fisher and Harry Potter’s Sean Biggerstaff do their stuff.

The Kirk is being used as the movie’s fictional Todday Parish Church and the cast and crew were filming scenes for most of the day.

The film is a modern adaptation of Sir Compton MacKenzie’s novel of the same name which was based on the true story of the wartime wreck of the SS Politician on the island of Eriskay.

The fictional version sees the people of the Hebridean islands of Great Todday and Little Todday salvage and smuggle a huge cargo of whisky from the SS Cabinet Minister, which is wrecked on their islands.

The film was one of the best-loved of all the Ealing Studios films and is considered to be the comedy masterpiece of the great Scottish director Alexander Mackendrick.

Whisky Galore is set for general release next year.

These pictures of the filming in St Monans were sent in by readers.

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