Ayr landmarks which have featured onscreen are included in a new tourism book by VisitScotland celebrating John Logie Baird. 

Dunure Castle, which appeared in Outlander, and Culzean Castle Gardens, where Helen Mirren filmed parts of The Queen, are among some of the Ayrshire attractions featured in the guide. 

TV Set in Scotland contains details of more than 60 television programmes, which have either been filmed in Scotland or have Scottish links. 

The 36-page book is dedicated to inventor and engineer John Logie Baird who was born in Helensburgh on August 13, 1888, and is considered one of the fathers of television and the first to show TV pictures to the world. 

Highlights of the book include: 

 – Outlander (Dunure Castle and Harbour): Season Three of the romantic time-travelling adventure features the harbour in the village of Dunure, as well as Dunure Castle which stands in for Silkie Island. 

 – The Queen (Culzean Castle): Her Majesty, played by Helen Mirren, is seen strolling in the castle’s stunning Fountain Court gardens in the Stephen Frears-directed film. 

 – Great British Railway Journeys (Ayr): The second series of the BBC Two documentary saw Michael Portillo travel from Ayr to the Isle of Skye. 

Jenni Steele, Film and Creative Industries Manager at VisitScotland, said: “The list of television shows and locations featured in TV Set in Scotland is not exhaustive, but this fun and informative guide, which contains firm fan favourites alongside little-known gems, serves as a starting point for visitors wishing to explore the many on-screen locations and nearby attractions. 

“The impact of filmmaking in Scotland goes far beyond production spend. Scotland’s appearances on TV have the potential to reach huge global audiences and, with research finding that one in five visitors are inspired to visit after seeing it on-screen, the opportunities for the tourism industry are immense.” 

TV Set in Scotland will be available free of charge in attractions and VisitScotland iCentres throughout the country and for download at visitscotland.com.