A major film studio project has revealed plans for a new location near Edinburgh.

PSL Land, the team behind the Pentland Film Studios project, has turned its attention to a site in Dalkeith to be the home of an international film and TV base.

The move comes after the project's initial proposal at Straiton was stalled when a Scottish court ruled in favour of a local farmer who objected to the development. 

Buccleuch Estates approached PSL Land with a new site at Saltersgate, which is 10 miles from the capital, and PSL have lodged a planning application.

Plans for the studio include a complex spanning 48 acres, with nine sound stages across 208,000 square feet.

There will also be workshops across 122,000 square feet, a commissary building, and media hub.

A data centre would be built at the original Straiton site, according to the new planning application submitted by PSL Land on Wednesday.

PSL are also in talks with Edinburgh Napier University about establishing an onsite Scottish Film Academy with teaching facilities, screening rooms and student accommodation.

Nick Smith, a former commercial director at Pinewood, said work could commence on the site as early as March and the studio could be in use by 2019 or early 2020.

Demand for studio space in the UK has boomed in recent years, with Scotland's film industry long calling for a film studio to be built to capitalise on Hollywood interest in Scottish locations, as well as to aid talent in the country.

Mr Smith told Variety: “You look at what’s happening in the Bristol and South Wales corridor or Belfast, and the one area of the U.K. that is missing out by a country mile and has been for years is Scotland."

Nick Waugh, commercial property director at Buccleuch Estates, said: “We recognise the importance of this ambitious project, and are delighted to play a role in helping deliver a world-class film studio to Scotland that will inevitably transform the Scottish creative industry and our reputation as a filming location across the globe.”

The move means that plans are currently underway to establish two major production facilities in Scotland.

The deal comes weeks after it emerged that a warehouse in Leith Docks, where parts of Avengers: Infinity War were shot, had been earmarked by the Scottish Government for studio development.