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Purvis Marquees have been privileged to witness the city’s evolution into a dynamic hub for film and television production. Through our experiences, we’ve gathered unique insights into how Edinburgh’s thriving film sector operates and the ways in which various services, including ours, contribute to this vibrant industry.

Edinburgh’s journey to becoming a film-friendly city is a story of vision and commitment. The Edinburgh Film Charter, initiated by the City of Edinburgh Council in 1999 and updated in 2008, 2014, and 2019, stands as a testament to this dedication. This Charter, along with the Code of Practice for Filming, has not only attracted high-profile productions like “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Outlander” but has also nurtured a flourishing local film community. As Councillor Val Walker eloquently stated, this commitment has transformed Edinburgh into a cinematic canvas that captivates audiences worldwide.

In our role at Purvis Marquee Hire, we’ve had the opportunity to observe and adapt to the evolving needs of film productions. While we are primarily known for providing marquees, our involvement goes beyond mere supply. We’ve seen firsthand how these structures become integral parts of film sets, offering versatile spaces for a range of activities – from wardrobe and makeup to catering and production meetings.

One of the key insights we’ve gained is the importance of flexibility and adaptability in supporting film productions. Each project comes with its own set of unique requirements, and being able to tailor our services to meet these needs is crucial. This adaptability is not just about the physical structure of our marquees but also about understanding and aligning with the production schedules, locations, and specific requirements of film crews.

Another crucial aspect is the alignment with Edinburgh’s commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement. Our approach to providing marquees is deeply rooted in these values. We ensure that our structures and operations minimise environmental impact, reflecting the city’s broader sustainability goals. Additionally, we understand the importance of maintaining a positive relationship with the local community, a key principle outlined in the Film Charter and Code of Practice.

Working in the film industry in Edinburgh has also highlighted the importance of collaboration. Film productions are complex operations requiring the seamless integration of various services and suppliers. Our experiences have shown us the value of working in harmony with other local businesses and services to create a supportive ecosystem for film crews. This collaborative approach not only benefits the productions but also contributes to the local economy and fosters a sense of community within the industry.

The city’s film-friendly policies, coupled with the dedication of local businesses and services, create an environment where creative visions can be brought to life with efficiency and respect for the local community and environment.

As Edinburgh’s film industry continues to grow, we at Purvis Marquees remain committed to playing our part in this vibrant sector. Whether it’s adapting our services to meet the unique demands of each production or ensuring our operations align with the city’s sustainability goals, our focus is on supporting the art of filmmaking in this beautiful and historic city. The story of film in Edinburgh is still being written, and we are proud to be a part of it.