The new Amazon Lord of the Rings prequel could be filmed on the shores of Loch Lomond, according to reports.

The bonnie banks have been tipped as one of several potential filming locations for the £1bn series.

According to reports, production crews looked at locations such as Portree, Dunskey Castle in the south-west and Scourie in the north-west, which have all been earmarked as potential locations.

Callander and Balloch Castle Country Park have also been visited.

The filming in Scotland comes following a number of successful productions in the last few years with the likes of Avengers: Infinity War, the Fast and Furious films and Netflix historical drama Outlaw King all having been recently been shot here.

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The prequel from Amazon Studios to JRR Tolkien’s trilogy is set to have the biggest budget in television history, with the series set to be shown in 2021.

Filming is set to begin this year after Amazon paid £200 million for the global rights to Lord of the Rings.

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said of the series: “We’re not remaking the movies, but we’re also not starting from scratch.

"It’ll be characters people love. There’s no shortage of ambition for the project.”

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Filming in Scotland has brought in significant amounts for the Scottish economy with more than £30 million brought into the economy of both Glasgow and Edinburgh from filming in 2017.

Despite the reports, the filming has not been confirmed by Amazon.