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Brave – new film by Disney – to boost Borders tourism

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Disney's Brave is set for release in August

The latest movie from animation studio Disney Pixar is expected to give tourism a significant boost in the Scottish Borders and across Scotland.

The film is called Brave and it is being billed as an adventure comedy set in a Scotland of mountains, mists and castles. This mythical take in Scotland tells the story of an archer called Merida. Her task is to undo a curse before it is too late.

Brave has the voices of Robbie Coltrane, Kelly Macdonald and Billie Connelly.  Pixar made the blockbuster hits Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Up.

VisitScotland chairman Dr Mike Cantlay said Brave will be an important film for Scotland because it will be shown in more than 70 countries around the globe.  It opens in August, just after the world spotlight has focused on Britain’s Olympic Games. Scotland is set to shine in the spotlight when it hosts the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Scotland will also provide venues for four major golf events: The Open, Scottish Open, the Johnny Walker and, significantly, the Ryder Cup in 2014.

So the attention created by what is mostly likely going to be a smash hit will be more than welcome as Scotland gets set to take the spotlight in 2014.

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