About Studio Scotland
Studio Scotland is a professional film, TV and video production company which has worked with clients around the world for over 35 years.
Stewart Menelaws (Managing Director)
Deborah Forrest-Menelaws (Director and Head of Production)
A brief history…
It's been over 35 years since Scottish born; commercial advertising photographer Stewart Menelaws started "The Studio" later to become incorporated as Studio Scotland Ltd. Later to be joined by successful agency owner and Marketing Director, Deborah Forrest and photographer Keith Elman from the USA, in those early days they were located close to Edinburgh city centre where as a team they would soon carve out a name for creative photographic work. Stewart quickly became known for his lighting effects, camera and darkroom trickery, and although commissioned to shoot a diverse range of subject matter from fashion to architecture, he specialised in high quality product photography that included many household brand names. His work would regularly be seen on Bus Stops, Bill Boards, Magazines, Coffee Table Books, Brochures, TV Adverts, Shop Window Displays, Food Packaging etc…
Deborah meanwhile took her place as HoP (Head of Production), having cut her teeth in front of the camera as a child actor with 20th Century Fox, going on to write, film, direct and produce dramas, short form docs and commercial videos and then honing her skills in market research and journalism in the 80s and 90s to make her the perfect all-rounder that every studio needs.
The company has received a number of regional and national awards and commendation for its business practices and has also recently had one of its productions awarded ‘best educational documentary 2018’ by the CMA.
After many years experience in the imaging industry working with Advertising Agencies, Design Groups and Creative Directors, the company turned its full attention to the Film and Video production world and became known very quickly for its reputation as a mature team of seasoned, highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals.
While the company, on occasion, uses various freelancers and sub contracts studios in other countries. A recent addition to the crew is Doug Petrie who originally joined after a 2 year stint on a previous feature film production and who now regularly edits and assists on productions both here in the UK and Internationally.
"My relationship with Studio Scotland came about by chance when searching desperately for a 'can do will do' creative organisation that could grow, develop and work closely with me, often pushing back the boundaries to discover new, exciting and effective creative marketing ideas. The driving force behind every new project was and is Stewart Menelaws, a quiet and sincere individual, who pushes himself to the limits to find the solution. The consistent dedication, the total reliability and the determination to produce the best possible work has to be their mission.
Often , when all others had gone home for the day, or had given up trying, or had produced typically “ run of the mill” work, the team at Studio Scotland kept going, often through the night to ensure that deadlines were achieved and the end result exceeded expectations. Despite their achievements, they have never sat on their laurels. They constantly educate themselves as to new techniques, keeping abreast of technology. Taking personal ownership and a deep sense of pride will ensure that Studio Scotland will always deliver."
-Steven Allenby (MD PBS (NW) Ltd, former Director Morrison Homes & Rowland Homes)
When you contract the team at Studio Scotland Ltd… be in no doubt… YOU are in very good hands.
Studio Scotland Ltd, The Studio, Inverkeithing, Fife, KY11 1BT, Scotland, UK
tel: (+44) 01383 415690 / email Studio Scotland
Photographic and video productions shot throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and the USA.
Anglian Water Group
Boss & Co Gun Makers
Business Training Scotland
Caledonian Nursing Homes
Chivas Brothers Distilleries
City Inn Hotels
Cotton & Chintz
Crieff Hydro Hotel
De 4 Tenorer
Electrical Contractors Assoc
Fife & Tayside Forum
Fighting Fire (Div of Fife Builders Ltd)
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Central Business Park
Heriot Watt University
High Street Trading
Holland & Holland Gun makers
Kenmore Homes (Highmore Homes)
Knight Frank & Rutley
Knockhill Racing Circuit
Michael Kelly Assoc
my Organiser Ltd
National Geographic Channel
Noble & Company
Pearsons of Duns
Purdey Gun makers
RNIB (Royal Nat Inst for the Blind)
Rocco & Torrelli
St Astier Limes
Superleague FA (Spain)
Teenage Cancer Trust
The Digital Computer Company
The Scottish Lime Centre
The Secret Bunker
The Thistle Foundation
Various Advertising & Design agencies throughout the UK
Various Cable TV companies (via agents)
Western General Hospital
Whitekirk Golf Course
Winning Scotland Foundation
...and companies covered by Non-Disclosure Agreement
Company policy, legal and payment terms...
Studio Scotland Ltd is a limited company registered in Fife, Scotland. The company has been trading since 1987 and was incorporated in 2002. Business Registration No:243737
Studio Scotland Ltd has a strict payment policy of 14 and 30 days depending on the nature of the project or unless other terms are agreed in writing. All materials remain the sole ownership and property of Studio Scotland Ltd until full payment is made. World wide copyright remains with Studio Scotland Ltd, unless other terms are agreed in writing.
It is the client's responsibility to ensure all imagery (whether motion, stills, CGI, illustration or graphics), all audio (whether musical composition, voice-overs, interviews or special effects), all copy and / or all necessary release forms, clearance forms / permits and licensing have been secured. Studio Scotland Ltd will not accept any liability for any materials, supplied by the client, that have not complied with the necessary copyright terms. Studio Scotland Ltd can advise on general copyright matters while professional lawyers can be commissioned for the more complex projects.
All images and content on this website (except where specifically noted) have been created by Studio Scotland Ltd and are under copyright. It is illegal to copy any part of this website and/or its contents.
Although every care is taken by our organisation to ensure that this website is free from any virus, we strongly recommend that you check for viruses using your own virus scanner as Studio Scotland Ltd will not take responsibility for any damage caused as a result of virus infection.