VIDEO: TV crew take over Dundee street after star Martin Compston gifted ‘Sunny Dundee’ glasses

A TV crew took over a Dundee street on Wednesday as production continues on a new crime show.

The Courier reported that filming on Traces, a series created by Val McDermid which explores the world of forensic science in Tayside, had begun yesterday.

The show will feature Line of Duty and Sweet Sixteen star Martin Compston, who was spotted in City Square on Tuesday at noon.

The Scot chatted to locals and visited City Chambers with his wife, where he met council staff and emerged with a pair of ‘Sunny Dundee’ glasses.

Dundee councillor Lynne Short said: “He was a real gent. Folk who work at the council got the chance to meet him and he left with a pair of Sunny Dundee glasses.”

Today the crew were in Wellington Street, where the road was closed for filming.

Pictures and footage above this article shows filming taking place today, including a scene involving actress Molly Windsor on a cycle.

There was no sign today of Compston, who yesterday posted a photo of himself next to the Oor Rabbie Rides Again Big Bucket Trail statue.

Posted by Dundee City Council on Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Earlier in the day Compston posted a photo from V&A Dundee, where filming is said to have taken place on Tuesday morning.

He wrote: “Location was decent this morning.”

The show, produced by Red Production Company, is being written by actress Amelia Bullmore and also stars Windsor, Laura Fraser, Jennifer Spence and John Gordon Sinclair.

New crime drama starring Line of Duty’s Martin Compston to be set in Dundee

Wellington Street and Nelson Street will remain closed today until 3pm to allow for filming.

Last week the council’s city development convener councillor Alan Ross said: “It’s great news for Dundee that so many productions are choosing to come here and show off the city to national and global audiences.

Filming on Traces takes place in Dundee. Photo: Dundee City Council.“This makes such a positive impact bringing opportunities for businesses, tourism and the people of Dundee.”

Traces tells the story of three women working in forensics as they probe a shocking murder case and pursue justice.

Residents told ‘do not park’ on Dundee street as filming begins on new crime show starring Martin Compston


Kirkcaldy-born McDermid’s story aims to shine a light on the role of science in solving mysteries.