It’s not a stunning piece of Georgian architecture or a centuries-old fisher cottage that can lay claim to being Pennan’s most famous building. That title goes to a less conventional structure – a traditional red telephone box.

The payphone was granted listed building status and Pennan was catapulted into the spotlight after it was used as the backdrop to Bill Forsyth’s 1980s movie blockbuster, Local Hero. Everyone who comes to visit makes a call from the iconic phone box where oil executive Mac would connect to his Texas HQ, and drop his coins in when he heard the pips!

It’s possible to enjoy a drink and some food at The Pennan Inn which also featured in the film. However, fans may be a little confused about the interior as scenes in the bar were actually filmed at The Ship Inn along the coast at Banff.