HOLLYWOOD blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was partly filmed just an hour outside of Glasgow, it has been revealed.

Eagle-eyed fans heading to see the movie from today will spot Glen Mallan Jetty at Loch Long, Arrochar, in Argyll and Bute.

Filming took place in April last year with the local council’s film office and roads teams, who worked alongside Universal Studios to smooth the logistics of getting up to 20 American rig trucks safely over the Rest and Be Thankful with all the equipment needed for filming.

The crew had a very positive experience of filming in Argyll.

Nicholas Oliver, location manager, described how the footage filmed “looked incredible.”

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Loch Long in the film

He added: “It’s going to look so good on the big screen. I really appreciated all the help and advice - it all fell into place perfectly.

“It really has been a very positive and refreshing experience filming in Argyll and Bute.”

This is the latest in a line of blockbuster movies to feature the area.

It’s estimated that £168,000 was spent bringing the production to Argyll, contributing to the overall £1.3 million generated for the local economy by film production companies during 2017.

Leader of the council, Aileen Morton, said Argyll and Bute’s “stunning natural landscape is one of our biggest assets.”

She continued: “I’m delighted that major international studios are making the most of all it has to offer as the ideal set for all sorts of film productions.

“Being part of Jurassic World shows we have the capacity and the locations to support large-scale, high-profile productions.

“I have seen the previous Jurassic movies and I’m looking forward to seeing this one, particularly since it’s filmed right on our doorstep.

“This really opens up Argyll and Bute to a global audience.”

See the trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom here. Glen Mallan is featured at approximate 0.57 seconds.