A SCOTTISH YouTube series written by an Ayrshire woman and filmed in the area has premiered its second episode on YouTube.

Maddy Bryce, who lives in Kilbirnie, is the writer of the crowdfunded series ‘Cavendish’ which is based on the school-life of a temperamental English footballing scholarship pupil, Gracie Bennett (Maddy).

Filming took place in a range of locations including in Ayrshire, with the opening sequence shot in Kilbirnie, with Blairquhan Castle in Maybole and the gardens of Brig O’ Doon in Alloway also featured.

Trades Hall in Glasgow is the setting for the interior of the fictional school.

Writer Maddy moved to North Ayrshire in 2018 with no on-screen acting or screenwriting experience, but has found Scotland to be an “epicentre” of incredibly dedicated and emerging filmmaking talent.

In addition, the series’ director of photography, Dee McGloin, is from Arran.

Maddy said: “The crew for the first two episodes are a fantastic mix of students, professionals, complete newbies, and retired folk from various parts of the film industry.

“There was no question that I wanted to show off Ayrshire.

“I’m proud to call this my home now, and doesn’t everyone want to feel proud of where they live?”

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing people to stay indoors those behind the series hope that people will watch the episode for “a bit of escapism”.

To watch episode two of ‘Cavendish’ which premiered on Saturday visit the So Scottish Productions YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCYqvS808tGDcjNa8-xipsw/videos

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