TV & Filming

We can provide advice, guiding and crew for photographers, both amateur and in the TV and Filming industry.


The unique quality of light and scenery on Skye makes it a visual Mecca for the arts community, both amateur and professional.

Mike Lates spent nine months working with the celebrated mountain photographer Gordon Stainforth. His book, The Cuillin is the best-selling photographical result. It is widely regarded as the authorative text on both the historical and modern climbing in the best mountains in the British Isles. Guiding and advice on lighting, timings and positions for stunning photography results are available at Skye Guides. Tents, sleping bags, props and models can all be provided; just ask!


TV and Film

For directors and producers with an eye for more ambitious film projects location advice, sourcing of props and extras and location management is available. Skye Guides Limited employs professional mountain guides and/or IRATA-qualified rope access technicians in all work at height locations to cover Health and Safety regulations. Risk assessments  are provided for all contracts.

Researchers please note that location advice will only be discussed once a contract is agreed.

Filming CV

BBC Alba; Bannan soap opera pilot. September 2013  (Cast & crew safety, props and stunt advice)

Timeline Films, Grand Tours of Scottish Islands, June 2013 Interview with Mike on Am Basteir and crew support

Pinewood- Prometheus January 2012

Red Lion Films; Jack the Giant Slayer – July 2011
Location advice, Cuillin & Trotternish

Kennedy Productions. Scottish Extraveganza – August 2008
Safety and access work to position & protect a piper. Eilean Donan Castle.

BBC “Inland and Upward” with Griff Rhys-Jones – September 2006
Casting, location advice, guiding and portering.

YOUNG FILMS – SEACHD (Gaelic language. 120 minutes) – June 2006
Filming on & around the Inaccessible Pinnacle at 3000 feet. Crew safety, stunts, & prop provision.Torrin Quarry used for close-up scenes. Roped access for crew, actors and stunt doubles.

YOUNG FILMS – SEACHD (Gaelic language. 120 minutes) – Winter 2006
Filming on & around the Inaccessible Pinnacle at 3000 feet. Crew safety, stunts, & prop provision.

YOUNG FILMS-FOIGHIOINN (Gaelic language. 15 minutes) – Winter 2005
Filming on & around the Inaccessible Pinnacle at 3000 feet. Crew safety, stunts, & prop provision.

Biggest outdoor activity magazine in US. Munros article – October Edition 2004
Interview, guiding and location advice.

T.F.1, (Television Francais 1)
Action shots & interview about guiding. Location and personnel advice for rest of documentary.

BERGHAUS – July 1999
Guiding, modelling and location advice. Still shots for clothing adverts.

STIG FILMS (Denmark) – April 1998
Technical safety support and stunt doubling at Eilean Donan Castle. Children’s period drama.

VAUXHALL – July 1997
Location advice and prop provision for FRONTERA still shots.

NISSAN – May 1993
Stills and movie for new Nissan 4* 4 vehicle. Source motorboat and provide location advice.

Main assistant in production of this classic modern “Bible” of the Cuillin of Skye.