There was carnage on the streets of Glasgow as bodies lay scattered on the ground, cars were abandoned in the middle of the road and soldiers patrolled the boundaries.

But yesterday’s grim scenes weren’t a real life horror, just the first day of filming for a Zombie Apocalypse film.

A handful of professional actors, plus around 20 crew, were in action in Washington Street from 8am as the first scenes were shot on an eight week movie.

Location manager Paul Clampett, 37, from Bathgate, said they were filming across Scotland over the next two months.

He said the first day had gone “really well.”

“We chose this street because we wanted a post-apocalyptic scene and the buildings are ideal,” he explained.

“It’s a derelict street and the road is wide enough so we’re not crammed in and the actors can express themselves.”

Paul could not give much away about the film, but said it focused on three post-apocalyptic perspectives - the zombies, the soldiers and the survivors.

He said it was being produced by a new company - Zombie Apocalypse Limited - made up of a collaboration of people from across the UK.

“We’re planning for it to go to DVD,” he said.

“It depends on how it goes post-production”.

Paul, a freelance location manager, said they were also filming in Irvine and Peterhead.

He said issues with the Hallmark Hotel, which had previously criticised the council over a lack of notice over the road closure, had been resolved after he opened the section of the road to allow access to the hotel car park.

“I decided to bring our shooting to a smaller area so it wouldn’t restrict the hotel and their car park,” he said.

“Members of the public have been curious and there were two helicopters flying above here when we started which people were asking about but they weren’t ours!”

* Meanwhile, filming for a new BBC drama was also taking place in the city yesterday.

Crews were setting up in West Princes Street to film outside scenes for Rillington Place, which the BBC announced last month would begin filming in Scotland.

The three part drama, starring Tim Roth and Samantha Morton, is

based on the real-life multiple murders by John Christie in Notting Hill in the 1940s and Fifties. The subsequent tragic miscarriage of justice, which led to Timothy Evans being hanged for a crime he did not commit, contributed towards the abolition of capital punishment in Britain.