Lights, camera, action!
The latest film is based on the 1996 version and meets up again with Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie to discover what they are up to. Although the first film was filmed largely in Glasgow, Edinburgh actually features in many key scenes in the new film and also includes Leith.
Fun dedicated tours are available to give an insight into the film. A few experiences are highlighted below:
Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
Renton (Ewan McGregor) and Spud (Ewen Bremner) go running up Arthur's Seat in the early summer sunshine.
A selection of Old Town locations in Edinburgh
Renton is chased through Edinburgh's Old Town, running past locations including the Grassmarket, Victoria Street and Fleshmarket Close.
Edinburgh Airport and Princes Street
Renton arrives into Edinburgh Airport and is met by a bunch of tartan clad girls welcoming him home. Princes Street is only a tram journey away and he is in the city centre.
The Douglas Hotel, Clydebank, Glasgow
Doubles for the Port Sunshine pub and scenes of lots of action.
Wolf and Water pub and Café Tartine, Leith
Renton and Simon/ Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) meet at the Wolf and Water pub based on Commercial Street on the Shore, a trendy part of Leith. Simon is also pictured in front of nearby French bistro Café Tartine.
Corrour train station, Rannoch Moor, Highlands
The gang makes a stop to one of the most remote stations in Britain to pay their respects to Tommy, the character who died in the first film. This station is on the West Highland Line between Glasgow and Mallaig in the Highlands.
Cameo appearances: The Forth Road and Forth Rail Bridges, Scottish Parliament and St Stephen's Church Edinburgh
Renton and Simon make a memorable journey across the Forth Road Bridge. They also pay a visit to the Scottish Parliament to talk money. In addition, Spud's support group holds a meeting at St Stephen's Church in the city near the beginning of the film.
If you wish to visit Scottish locations used for filming, including the T2 Trainspotting film, visit: