Scott McCombie and Rachel McKerral: shaken, not stirred

Scott McCombie and Rachel McKerral: shaken, not stirred

Staff from the National Trust for Scotland swapped fleeces and walking boots for snappier dress to celebrate the latest James Bond release, part of which was filmed on one of the charity’s top outdoor properties.

Glencoe property manager Scott McCombie and ranger Rachel McKerral recreated the roles played by Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench in Skyfall, which opens in cinemas tomorrow.

The charity couldn’t run to an Aston Martin DB6, so substituted one of its Land Rovers.

Part of the new Bond blockbuster was filmed in Glen Etive, on the NTS’s Glencoe estate. The conservation charity welcomed the Hollywood production to their site in the Scottish Highlands earlier this year.

Glimpses of what was captured in Glencoe have already featured in the trailers for the movie.

Mr McCombie said: “Who can fail to be blown away by these stunning backdrops?

Glen Etive: the trust hopes to see an influx of visitors after the Bond filming

Glen Etive: the trust hopes to see an influx of visitors after the Bond filming

“We hope that after seeing this latest Bond movie more people come to see the beauty of this area for themselves.”

But the charity warned visitors its staff are not always so dapper. The ranger staff who help care for Glen Coe, Glen Etive and Dalness, don’t always look so glamorous and are normally found in fleeces and hiking boots, it said.

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