Brave film premieres in Hollywood
Scottish movie hopes to boost tourism
A NEW animated film set in a mythical Scotland has had its world premiere in Hollywood.
Brave, created by Disney/Pixar, features the voices of Scottish stars including Billy Connolly, Elgin-born Kevin McKidd and Robbie Coltrane.
It opened the Los Angeles Film Festival at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and First Minister Alex Salmond walked a special green carpet – to reflect the landscape of Scotland – at the premiere.
Officials hope the film will attract extra visitors from around the world and boost the country’s economy by £140 million.
Mr Salmond said: “This is a fantastic film, it’s great fun and a terrific showcase for Scotland across the world.”
Set in the Highlands, the film follows the journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor.
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