Shetland TV Drama

Paisley’s Southend Provides Backdrop Of Shetland For TV Drama

TV crews pictured Tuesday 9th May 2023 in Paisley for filming scenes of the hit drama.


It’s been a busy few days of drama on the Renfrewshire streets since film crews arrived at the weekend, but yesterday it was in the more relaxed setting of Stockholm Crescent for scene 78 ( Bam’s final scenes ) with Lorraine McIntosh Scottish singer, vocalist with Scottish band Deacon Blue, and actress who turns 59 this Saturday.


I won’t give out the spoilers on what happens, but its great yet again to see Paisley being put on the map, Maybe its time P A I S L E Y letters were put up on the Gleniffer Braes as its turning into out own little version of Hollywood with the amount of filming being done locally.


Shetland season 8 will see Ashley Jensen taking over detecting duties from the previous lead, Douglas Henshall.

Joining the cast of Shetland for the eighth series are Phyllis Logan (GuiltDowntown Abbey), Jamie Sives (GuiltAnnika), Dawn Steele (Holby CityGranite Harbour), Don Gilet (EastEndersSherwood), Ann Louise Ross (River CityKatie Morag) and Lorraine McIntosh (OutlanderMy Name is Joe). The guest cast will star alongside series regulars including Steven Robertson (playing DC Sandy Wilson), Lewis Howden (Sgt Billy McCabe), Anne Kidd (Cora McLean), Angus Miller (Donnie), Conor McCarry (PC Alex Grant) and Eubha Akilade (PC Lorna Burns).