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New BBC drama Granite Harbour filmed in Glasgow despite being set in Aberdeen

By Abbie Meehan

A brand new drama set in Aberdeen and filmed in Glasgow has been announced for BBC Scotland, and has recently started shooting in Scotland.

Set in Aberdeen and starring rising talents Romario Simpson (Small Axe, Noughts and Crosses) and Hannah Donaldson (Murder Island, Annika), Granite Harbour is a new three-part drama series for BBC Scotland, BBC One and iPlayer.

Alongside Dundee-born actress Hannah Donaldson, other leading Scottish acting talent joining the cast include Dawn Steele (Holby City, Liar), Gary Lewis (Vigil, Rig 45) and Fiona Bell (The Nest, Shetland).

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Granite Harbour centres on the story of Lance Corporal Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson) who arrives in Aberdeen as a new recruit to Police Scotland.

Having completed his final tour with the Royal Military Police, Lindo dreams of being a detective at New Scotland Yard.

However, he finds himself being sent to train as a Detective Constable in the North East of Scotland, he must quickly adapt to his new life in Aberdeen, a world away from anything this soldier has known before.

Lindo finds an ally in his mentor, DCI Tara ‘Bart’ Bartlett (Hannah Donaldson), a razor-sharp, streetwise Aberdonian who is used to going solo.

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Hannah will play ally and mentor to Davis, DCI Tara ‘Bart’ Bartlett. (BBC)

Together, this unlikely partnership must navigate the choppy waters of their first case – the murder of one of Aberdeen’s most recognisable faces from the Oil Industry.

Suddenly, Lindo and Bartlett find themselves thrust into a corporate battle between old and new energy.

Louise Thornton, Head of Commissioning at BBC Scotland says: “We are thrilled to have commissioned this new drama for the BBC Scotland channel and BBC One.

"Audiences will be treated to an intriguing and captivating story with strong characters that will play out against the dramatic city scape of Aberdeen and the North East.

"We are delighted to be working with our colleagues in BBC iPlayer to bring high quality content based in Scotland to audiences across the UK as part of our co-commissioning strategy.”

Granite Harbour joins a growing list of BBC dramas from Scotland, which include Guilt, Shetland, Vigil and forthcoming new series, The Control Room.

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