A number of road closures are in force in a North-east town as filming gets under way on £2 million movie about Fraserburgh boy racers.
Born to Run is the third feature film of acclaimed writer-director Scott Graham, who grew up in the town.
Evening short-term road closures are in place over the next few weeks to allow filming to take place.
The following streets will be affected: Shore Street, Smiddyhill Road, Boothby Road and Robbies Road. The closures began last Wednesday and will end on Monday, April 16.
Inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song of the same name, the film follows fish filleter Finnie who is at breaking point because of his teenage son’s apparent indifference to becoming a young father.
One night he steals his son’s souped-up second-hand car and, from behind the blacked-out glass, joins the town’s boy racers tearing up and down the bypass.
The film-makers say the movie “explores the ties that bind us to our families and our communities”.
The feature-length production, which will be shot in the town next month and in April, is an expansion of his 2005 short film of the same name.
Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee chairman Councillor Peter Argyle said: “It is a testament to the work of our officers that Fraserburgh has been chosen as the location for this exciting new film. I understand the town beat off stiff competition from other areas of Scotland. It is great that a film about Aberdeenshire will use the real thing rather than a location elsewhere.”
Cllr Andy Killie, Banff and Buchan area committee chair and Fraserburgh and District ward member, said: “It is great to see that people from Fraserburgh and the surrounding area are being used as extras in this new film. This is great news for the town.
“Residents and businesses should be aware that whilst filming is taking place a number of local roads will be closed. I appreciate that this will be an inconvenience. Both the council and film production company are working together to minimise any disruption.”