THEY were the Craiglang codgers who were all but killed off at the end of their hugely popular TV series - only to say farewell to fans in an arena afterlife.

Now it has been revealed where Still Game's Jack and Victor's final resting place actually is - as their fully dressed 'skeletons' sit on a Scottish hillside.

Still Game's stars started the long goodbye to their fans last month with the opening instalment of a farewell run of live shows in Glasgow - set in an alternative world to the hit TV show.

After nearly 20 years and 62 episodes seen by millions of fans, the duo were last seen in the final TV episode of the sitcom heading up Ben Lomond before fading away at the TV show's emotional final, with Victor asking: "Do you think they’ll be wondering where we went?"

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But the pair were reunited with their departed pals from the Clansman for a fun-filled farewell fling masterminded by creators Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill for a 15-show run at the SSE Hydro.

They are reincarnated in surreal style for the farewell perfomance where thousands of fans joined them for nearly two hours in the afterlife.

Producers needed some film footage to drop into the stage show – of Jack and Victor’s skeletons out in the wilds. And it has been revealed that that scene was shot at Lang Craigs - the mix of ancient woodland, sheltered glens, jagged outcrops, newer plantations and rugged moorland which lies at the foot of the spectacular Kilpatrick Hills.


By coincidence, the location is a name reversal of the beloved sitcom stars’ home in Craiglang.

The "resting place" was revealed by the charity Woodland Trust Scotland, who own the woods and helped producers achieve their plan.

Filming took place just past the welcoming cairn at the site entrance -- on the right fork of the path, for fans wanting to pay their respects to the fictional pair.

Woodland Trust Scotland spokesman George Anderson said: "We were delighted to help out, and it is an absolute honour to play even a small part in the story of such a Scottish institution.

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"We were sworn to secrecy about the filming until the stage show was over. The camera crew snuck in with a couple of fake skeletons early one Sunday morning.

"Lang Craigs is well known locally but we think a lot of Glasgow folk drive past on their way to Loch Lomond, with no idea it is there.

"Hopefully its status in Still Game history will bring more people this way.

"It offers superb hiking and stunning views of the Clyde, Dumbarton Rock and Ben Lomond. Like all our sites it is absolutely free to visit."

Jack and Victor were already old codgers when Kiernan and Hemphill introduced Still Game to TV screens in 2002.

After a nine year sabbatical from 2007, they returned more popular than ever following a record breaking run of live shows at the Hydro.

The stage show, performed to 10,000 people per night at the Hydro arena ended its run on Sunday night meaning the legendary creations would have been seen for the last time.

Fans were also treated to the video footage of the skeletons -- side by side and still in their iconic bunnets - alongside a musical number titled We're Deid.

Still Game producer Michael Hines said: "From Craiglang to Lang Craigs. It’s been a long journey and one of the last filming days we had on Still Game was achieved with the help of The Woodland Trust.

"They were brilliant in helping us find the right filming spot. I can’t thank them enough and it’s a fitting resting place."

Writing in the official programme, Mr Kiernan and Mr Hemphill recalled the "crazy journey" for Still Game since it was first staged before an audience of just eight at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

They told their fans: "The show will always be much more than a sitcom for us. It's about friendship, community, and the need to look out for each other.

"We hope Still Game has shown you that old age is nothing to fear, it comes to us all. And most important of all, try to have as much fun as Jack and Victor."

Mr Hemphill also insisted that there was no chance of another comeback after the show's run ends on October 13.

He said: "We were a bit hesitant to commit to the idea we had for this Hydro show, because it is very different, but once we did we went at it with gusto and we've had such a laugh writing it.

"These characters have been amazing to us, but we don't want to take the p*** and do the rock star thing of having six retirements.

"We're at the end of the story now. That's something that you don't mess with lightly," he added.