AROUND 200 million people caught a quick glimpse of the Leaderfoot Viaduct, last night when the iconic Borders landmark appeared in the new trailer for the latest Indiana Jones movie which was screened during the Super Bowl coverage.

But Borderers watching were probably surprised to see a train on top of the Viaduct more than 50-years after the tracks were removed and no sign of the Eildon Hills or the River Tweed thanks to some computer wizardry. Watch the trailer here. 


In June 2021 Harrison Ford visited the Scottish Borders to film scenes for the movie which has now been named ‘The Dial of Destiny.’

And before filming, he was spotted in Melrose shopping for some traditional Scottish treats at Martin Baird Butchers and Abbey Fine Wines.

News spread fast and when the 78-year-old star arrived at the Viaduct wearing his trademark leather jacket and fedora hat, crowds gathered on the nearby road bridge to catch a glimpse at the A-lister actor.

Among those present was Border Telegraph Camera Club member Neil Renton who captured the scenes and  kindly supplied these photos.

Border Telegraph: Photo Neil Renton Photo Neil Renton

Jones was joined by Captain America star Toby Jones for the shoot. 

Directed by James Mangold the film will also star Antonio Banderas, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and John-Rhys Davies.

The blockbuster will be the fifth in the franchise and is due to be released on June 30 2023.

And for those who didn’t stay up to watch the game, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in one of the most exciting Super Bowls ever.