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Aerial Traveler: The Scottish Highlands

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Aerial Traveler - Scottish Highlands

Aerial Traveler

In this episode of the AirVuz Original series Aerial Traveler, you'll be taken to (and over) the famed Scottish Highlands.  The program features some of the most well-recognized Highlands spots in videos shared by members of the AirVuz community.  If you're thinking (or even dreaming) of planning a trip to this fabled region in the northern UK, you won't want to miss this narrated tour of places like the Isle of Skye; Eilean Donan, Kilchurn, Stalker, and Urquhart Castles; Glenfinnan Viaduct; Loch Ness; and more.

DVOW Nominee is Scotland's Highlands

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Splendid Scotland | Drone 4K

davidaguilar

The historic region of the Scottish Highlands are seen from a bird's eye perspective in this dramatic drone video by Drone Video Awards' winning pilot davidaguilar. He’s taken his DJI Mavic Air through this legendary area dominated by ancient mountain ranges, medieval castles, lochs, and glens. This cinematic, 4K piece features those incredible mountains, rivers, and lakes, as well as the magnificent looking rocks that dominate the Isle of Skye and the majestic castles of Glencoe. This video won DVOW in August, 2019.

DVOW Nominated Video of Scotland

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Spectacular Scotland - 4K Drone Video

LukeMaximoBell

This magnificent video by top contributor LukeMaximoBell will take you over some of the most beautiful and well-known sights of Scotland.  Featured locations include (in order of appearance): Eilean Donan Castle, Dunnottar Castle, Collieston, Pennan, Wick, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Duncansby Head, the Isle of Skye, the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Falls, Neist Point Lighthouse, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Edinburgh, and the Firth of Forth Bridge.  The video was a Drone Video of the Week Finalist in December, 2018. 

DVOW Nominee: Isle of Skye and Highlands

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Scottish Highlands

Flying Horizons

Talented pilot Flying Horizons gives us a 4K aerial tour of both Scotland's Isle of Skye and the mainland Scottish Highlands via his DJI Mavic 2 Pro in this film, which was picked as a DVOW Finalist in April, 2019.  It includes epic views of the Isle of Skye and its medieval castles, picturesque fishing villages, and rugged landscapes. The video also features footage of the Highlands on the nearby mainland, a mountainous region that is centered around Loch Ness, home to the mythical water monster “Nessie.” 

DVOW Nominated Video of Scottish Highlands

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Exploring the Highlands

alex lockwood

Nominated for Drone Video of the Week in April, 2018, this aerial showcase by contributor and pilot Alex Lockwood features the magnificent natural landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the region occupying the northern and western reaches of this semi-autonomous region of the United Kingdom.  The focus of the video is the mountain valleys known as "glens" which cover much of the area; it's a land of picturesque waterfalls, winding streams, mossy forests, and snow-capped mountains.

4K Aerial Tour of Scotland's North Coast

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Scotland's Highlands Aerial 4K - North Coast 500

JoeriSmits

See the famous North Coast 500 of Scotland by drone in this 4K film by pilot JoeriSmits. The 516-mile scenic route goes around the north coast of this northern region of the United Kingdom, looping around to begin and end at Inverness Castle. The route was created in 2015 to link many of the popular locations in the Scottish Highlands . This piece features some of the rolling hills, rocky coastline, and historic train tracks that make the area so famous. This video was a Drone Video of the Week finalist in November, 2019.

Scotland by DJI Mavic Pro 2

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Aerial Scotland

haussmannvisuals

Behold this magnificent drone tour of the Scottish Highlands, compliments of Haussmannvisuals, whose video of Hong Kong was selected as a Finalist for the second annual Drone Video Awards.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone, the video features epic aerial shots of Storr, Eilean Donan Castle, Glennfinan Viaduct, Neist Point and other points both on the mainland and the Isle of Skye.  If you enjoy bird's eye views of stunning cliffs, lochs, glens, moors, this video will satisfy your appetite! 

FPV: Buachaille Etive Mòr

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Buachaille Etive Mòr - The Full FPV Journey!

ARI3S FPV

Check out this highly cinematic first person view (FPV) video of one of the most iconic sights of Scotland, compliments of contributor and FPV pilot ARI3S FPV.  The scene is the Buachaille Etive Mòr, a mountain which sits just east of Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.  With a peak elevation of just over 1k meters (about 3.3k ft.), the mountain sits at the head of the glen (valley) of Etive.  One of the most-photographed sites in Scotland, the mountain appeared in the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall.  

Glencoe: Scotland's Famous Valley

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Glencoe

newcastlemale

Newcastlemale used a Phantom 4 Professional drone to create this marvelous aerial tour of Glen Coe, a famous valley in the Scottish Highlands.  The video features footage of Glencoe's most well-known sights, including Laggan Dam; Rannoch Moor; Bouchaille Etive Mor; and the village of Glencoe.  Long before Glencoe appeared in the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall, the village was the scene of a notorious massacre of 38 McDonald Clan members in 1692, since referenced extensively in popular culture.

Scottish Highlands: DJI Phantom 4 Pro

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Discovering the Scottish Highlands | Ben Mars

Ben Mars

The Scottish Highlands, which cover the northern and western portions of the region, offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the United Kingdom.  In this video, contributor and pilot Ben Mars uses his DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone to give us an unforgettable picture of this land, including shots of the mountainous Isle of Skye and the area around the village of Dornie in Ross-shire.  This video was picked as a finalist in for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in the Spring of 2018.

Over the Scottish Highlands

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A Flight over the Scottish Highlands

saionara

The blend of music, natural sound and narration really pull you in to this short film by cinematographer and aerial pilot, saionara. Or is it the incredible footage from the ground and the air of the Scottish Highlands that pulls you in to this piece? It’s hard to say which. This piece of the mountainous region that encompasses northwest Scotland is intriguing, cinematic, and does an excellent job creating the mysterious vibe the area full of folklore is known for. This video was a DVOW nominee in May 2019.

Highlights of the Highlands

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The Beauty of Scotland in 4K

New Entertainment Pictures

Top contributor New Entertainment Pictures created this magnificent aerial tour of the Scottish Highlands.  The video includes footage of the following sites:  Eilean Donan Castle, a 13th century structure destroyed in the Jacobite Rebellion; Glenfinnan, the West Highlands railway bridge of Harry Potter; the northwestern coast village of Kyle of Lochalsh; Inverness, the de facto Highland capital; Fort William, the second-largest Highland city; the Aberdeenshire town Stonehaven; and the Isle of Skye.

Aerial Tour of Scotland

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Scotland

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You’ve never seen Scotland in color like this! Top contributor Pava used a DJI Inspire 1 drone to create this amazing aerial tour of this Celtic land which occupies the northern portion of the island of Great Britain.  Enjoy the bird's eye views of breezy blue lochs, rolling green hills, historic castles, stunning Highland glens (valleys), and coastal cliffs pop in vibrant hyper-lapses.  Specific locations include, among others, the Isle of Skye, Eileen Donan Castle, Genfinnan Viaduct, and many more.

Edinburgh: Scotland's Capital

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Droneland 2018 - Edinburgh

Droneland

The jewel in Scotland’s crown is most certainly its capital city of Edinburgh. Edinburgh was the largest city in the Kingdom of Scotland for centuries, although its population is now exceeded by that of the younger city Glasgow.  In this marvelous aerial video by Droneland, the medieval and neoclassical buildings of Edinburgh nestle cozily into its hilly landscape.  Let your eyes feast on the amazing aerial views of this treasured city on the Firth of Forth, without doubt the epicenter of Scottish culture.

Scotland's Far North

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Scotland

newcastlemale

Top contributor Newcastlemale brings the beauty of northern Scotland to life in this magnificent video, shot with a DJI Mavic Pro 2.  The focus of the video is on the northern reaches of the region.  Areas featured are as follows: Dunrobin Castle on  Dornoch Firth; John O'Groats in County Caithness, which has the distinction of being the northernmost town in Scotland; Duncansby Head, the northernmost point of the island of Great Britain; and three spots in the Northwest Highlands: Durness, Shieldaig, and Torridon.

Scotland the Movie Star

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Highlands/ Scotland

nevinxavier

Contributor and drone pilot Ixnevin created this drone video of some of the most spectacular scenery in the Scottish Highlands.  The video opens with footage of Glen Coe, the valley which was the filming site of numerous feature movies, including Braveheart and the James Bond film Skyfall.  The remainder of the video was shot in the Isle of Skye, which has seen its own share of appearances on screen: TV shows and films shot here have included the Highlander, part of the Arthur series, and many more.  

Dunnotar: Scottish Fortress

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Dunnottar Castle (Stonehaven, Scotland) - DJI Mavic Air Drone Flight

Thecastlehunter

Content creator and pilot Thecastlehunter created this magnificent drone video of one of the great Scottish fortresses.  Dunnotar Castle is a ruined medieval fortification in Aberdeenshire, dating to the seventh century AD and possibly earlier. Dunnotar has been extremely important throughout Scottish history, notably being the place where the Scottish Crown Jewels were placed for safekeeping during the English Civil War.  More recently, it was used as a filming location for the 1996 movie Hamlet.  

Isle of Skye

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Fly in Skye

pepinair

Contributor Pepinair created this memorable drone video of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, part of the Inner Hebrides islands.  With fewer than 10k permanent residents, its coastline is dotted with peninsulas and lakes, with a mountainous interior where you can find some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes.  The Isle has attracted great literary interest, and was the setting for Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse.  Published in 1927, the novel is considered one of the great works of 20th century fiction.

Glasgow: Scotland's Second City

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Drone Footage of Glasgow, Scotland

AidanFlood

In this video, contributor AidanFlood captures Scotland’s most populous city from the air, giving us a look at the mix of old and new which is characteristic of Glasgow.  Using his drone he shows us the bridges of the River Clyde, historical landmarks such as the Kelvingrove Museum, modern buildings such as the SSE Hydro Arena and the SSEC, and some  reminders of the city's pivotal role in Great Britain's (and the world's) Industrial Revolution which began in the late 18th century.  

Skye's Neist Point Lighthouse

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Scotland in Motion: The Isle of Skye

L.A. Media

L.A. Media created this mini tour by drone of Scotland's legendary Isle of Skye.  The opening shot is of one of the most iconic landmarks on this famous isle in the Scottish Highlands.  Neist Point Lighthouse is located on a point of the same name, in the northeastern part of Skye.  It was built in 1909.  The lighthouse is important to protecting shipping traffic in the dangerous waters between the Inner and Outer Hebrides.  It is not a manned lighthouse; since 1990 it's been controlled remotely.  

Glenfinnan Viaduct: Harry Potter Bridge

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Glenfinnan Viaduct | Scotland

Play North

Play North used a drone to create this stunning aerial view of Glenfinnan Viaduct, an important train bridge in Scotland.  It's located on the West Highland Line, which runs through the Shire of Inverness in west central Scotland.  Completed in 1899, its iconic appearance has made it a shooting location for multiple movie productions.  The most well known of these is the Harry Potter series; the viaduct has appeared in all four films in the series thus far and is often referred to as Harry Potter Bridge.  

Rannoch Moor: Scottish Wetlands

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Rannoch Moor, December 2018

LKDWN
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Moors are a type of wetland which can occur both in the upland and lowland areas of Scotland.  In this video by contributor and drone pilot LKDWN, you'll get a drone's eye view of Rannoch Moor, one of Scotland's famous moorlands.  It is situated to the west of Loch Rannoch in Perth & Kinross, one of the Scottish council areas in the central part of the country.  Like many wetlands, the area is prized in part for its wildlife.  Famously, the moor is the sole natural habitat for the Rannoch-rush flowering plant.

Scotland's Eileen Donan Castle

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From Dusk to Dawn at Eileen Donan Castle - DJI Mavic Pro

SKYDRONAUTS

Skydronauts used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this aerial tour of one of the most famous castles in Scotland.  Eilean Donan Castle is in the western Highlands, on a small tidal island near the intersection of three lochs (lakes).  Built in the 13th century, the castle has captured the imagination of movie producers looking for iconic castle backdrops.  Some of the movies in which it's appeared include Highlander (1986), the 21st James Bond film The World is Not Enough (1999), and Made of Honor (2008).    

East Lothian: Tantallon Castle

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Tantallon Castle & The Bass Rock

Albacross Imaging

Albacross Imaging created this amazing drone video of two of the more well known sights in East Lothian county of southeastern Scotland.  Tantallon Castle is a 14th century fortress in a semi-ruined state.  It overlooks the Firth of Forth, the great river estuary on which Edinburgh sits.  You'll also see the Bass Rock, which sits just off the coast from the castle.  The rock is home to a castle which became a notorious prison after the English Civil War and is referred to as the Alcatraz of Scotland.

The Lochs of Scotland

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Loch Landscapes - Scotland By Sky Ep 2

Airspace_media

Airspace_Media created this drone tour of some of Scotland's famous lochs (lakes).  The video includes footage of Loch Lomond, which sits in central Scotland on the divide between the Highlands and Lowlands; Loch Ness, home of the famous Loch Ness Monster, which extends southwest of Inverness; Carrick Golf Course on Loch Lomond; Ben Lomond, a mountain on the shores of Loch Lomond; and the Trossachs National Park, an area of wooded glens (a type of valley common to the Highlands) near Loch Lomond.  

Buachaille Etive Mor

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Buachaille Etive Mòr

Albacross Imaging

While the James Bond movie series has always had a Scottish connection, Skyfall (2012, #25 in the series) went much further by making Scotland a "co-star".  One of the more iconic scenes in the movie, involving 007 (played by Dan Craig) driving his Aston Martin, was shot near Buachaille Etive Mor, a mountain at the head of the Glen Etive in the Scottish Highlands.  Contributor and pilot Albacross Imaging brings us this beautiful drone video of the stunning mountain, one of Scotland's more recognizable spots.

The Cairingorm Mountains

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Cairngorms - Mavic 2 Pro

Ian Appleton

Contributor Ian appleton used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 to create this beautiful drone video from a mountainous area of Scotland.  The Cairingorms are a mountain range in the Eastern Highlands area.  Covering several counties of northeastern Scotland, the peaks of the Cairingorms run up to about 1.3k meters (around 4.2k ft.).  Much (but not all) of the area covered by the mountains is part of Cairingorms National Park.  In 2003, the park became the second of two national parks designated as such by the Scottish Parliament.  

Kilchurn Castle

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Kilchurn Castle at Sunset

lee the flying scotsman

Scotland's Kilchurn Castle has a history inextricably tied to the Campbells, the famous Highland clan.  Built in the 15th century by a branch of the family, it's situated on the shores of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute.  The castle was substantially altered and enlarged in the early 17th century, and it later played an important role in the 18th century Jacobite Revolt before being damaged by lightning and falling into disuse.  You can see the castle in this drone video by lee the flying scotsman.    

Arthurs Seat: Volcano of Edinburgh

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BEAUTIFUL SCOTLAND - ARTHURS SEAT - 4K DRONE

Tom Durnford

If you thought Scotland was all about castles, lochs, and moors, think again.  Here is an amazing drone video from Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano in the region's capital city of Edinburgh.  It's part of Holyrood Park, which lies just to the east of Edinburgh Castle.  The volcano is a popular hiking spot, rising to a peak elevation of about 250 meters (just over 820 ft.).  The video, which shows Arthurs Seat as well as some of the surrounding parts of the city, was created using a DJI Mavic Pro Zoom drone.  

Bridging the Firth of Forth

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Forth Bridge - DJI Mavic 2 pro & Nikon D810

Ian Appleton

Contributor Ian Appleton created this beautiful aerial video of the Forth Bridge, the most famous span in Scotland.  Opened in 1890, the cantilevered rail bridge spans the Firth of Forth, the estuary of the River Forth on which the city of Edinburgh sits.  With a total length of almost 2.5k meters (just under 8.1k ft.), it was the longest cantilever bridge when it opened, and is still the second-longest today after Canada's Quebec Bridge.  The Forth Bridge has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  

Hutton's Unconformity on Siccar Point

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Siccar Point | Hutton’s Unconformity | Scotland

Play North

Contributor Play North created this fascinating drone video of one of the world's most studied geological formations.  It's called Siccar Point, a mini-peninsula off the North Sea coast of Scotland, just south of the Firth of Forth.  In the late 1700's a Scotish geologist named James Hutton used the highly unusual rock formation junction here to advance a theory of basic geological processes that has largely proven out; the rocks of Siccar Point have since been referred to as Hutton's Unconformity.  

The Birds of Brass Rock

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Flying the Mavic Pro Drone with 150,000 Gannets at the Bass Rock, Scotland 01/08/2018

Hightning McQueen

If you are old enough to have been freaked out by Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 classic the Birds, you might want to avoid this video.  Otherwise, prepared to be amazed by Hightning McQueens's aerial view of a HUGE flock of Northern Gannett birds on Scotland's Bass Rock, a volcanic structure which lies in the southern side of the Firth of Forth, near its mouth on the North Sea. Bass Rock is the home to the world's largest concentration of the species, the largest sea birds in the North Atlantic.  

Ben Nevis: UK's Highest Mountain

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Ben Nevis Scotland

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In this short drone video, you'll get a nice look at Scotland's Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.  It's situated at the western end of the Grampian Mountains, the middle of the three main mountain range which run on generally east-west axes across the region.  Ben Nevis has a peak elevation of about 1.35k meters (around 4.4k ft.) above sea level.  Its steep cliffs make it one of the most popular spots for rock climbing in the British Isles, as well as for hiking and other outdoor activities. 

St. Andrews, Scotland

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Castles & Cathedrals - Scotland By Sky Ep 1

Airspace_media

In this video, content creator and pilot Airspace_Media treats us to an aerial montage of drone footage taken from around the seaside town of St Andrews in Scotland.  Situated on the east coast in County Fife, it's a town famed for its involvement in the history of the game of golf also contains some highly historic sites such as the St Andrews Cathedral and Castle. The video includes shots of the town of St Andrews, the ruined St. Andrews Cathedral, and the St. Andrews Cathedral overlooking the North Sea. 

Eilean Donan and Trumpan Head

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Scotland Highlights

ernielearn

Contributor varunnahar put together this awesome display of the cinematic power of the DJI Mavic Pro 2 in one of the world's most beautiful regions: the Highlands of Scotland.  The video features excellent footage of the famous Eilean Donan Castle, which sits on a small tidal island in Ross-Shire near the meeting point of Lochs Duich, Alsh and Long.  Another prominently featured landmark is the distinctive yellow and white Trumpan Head Lighthouse on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Landmarks of Central Scotland

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Stirling Castle & Wallace Monument

AidanFlood

Contributor AidanFlood created this magnificent drone video of two of the most important sites in Central Scotland.  Built in the 15th century, Stirling Castle is one of the most historically significant castles in the country.  It was a principal residence of Scottish royalty for many years, and was the coronation site for Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.  Near the great castle is Wallace Monument, a tower built in the 19th century to commemorate the victory of the Scottish hero William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.

Scotland's Stalker Castle

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Castle Stalker

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Contributor LKDWN used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture this aerial video of Castle Stalker on Loch Laich in the fabled Highlands of Scotland.  The castle is situated in County Argyll, in the western part of the country.  Castle Stalker earned a spot in popular culture with an appearance in the 1975 comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  While most of the movie was filmed at Doune Castle (which lies well to the north), Castle Stalker was shown in the final scene as "The Castle of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh".

Legendary Muirfield Golf Course

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Muirfield Golf Course, Scotland

Jaybee2786

Check out this fantastic drone video of one of the world's oldest and most famous golf courses, compliments of contributor Jaybee2786.  Muirfield is located in Gullane, Scotland, a little over 30 km (around 20 mi.) east of Edinburgh.  The home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, the current course dates to 1891.  Muirfield has hosted the British Open a total of 16 times as of 2019, most recently in 2013.  It's also hosted the Ryder and Walker Cups multiple times, among other distinctions.  

Jedburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders

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Jedburgh Abbey - Scottish Borders UK

AvariceUK

The Scottish Borders is a region of eastern Scotland, just north of the border with England.  One of the cultural highlights of this area is Jedburgh Abbey, a ruined 12th century Ausugtinian monastery.  Once one of the great monasteries of Great Britain, it fell victim to the waves of violence which spread over the region beginning with the First War of Scottish Independence in the late 13th century.  Contributor AvariceUK made a beautiful drone video of this important cultural landmark.  

Finnich Glen

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The Devil's Pulpit, Finnich Glen

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LKDWN created this beautiful drone video of a once-obscure shallow valley in Scotland.  Finnich Glen is located on the outskirts of Glasgow.  It's about 35 meters (100 ft.) deep, with walls covered in moss.  Glen Fiddich has recently seen greater attention for having joind the long list of Scottish locations which have been used to film TV shows and movies.  Glennich Finn was a primary location for the 2011 film Eagle starring Donald Sutherland and has also been used in the Outlander TV series.  

Midlothian: Crichton Castle

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Crichton Castle

Kevin Whitson

Kevin White created a beautiful drone video of a well-known castle in the Scottish Lowlands.  Crichton Castle is situated in Midlothian, the Lowland county which lies immediately to the southeast of Edinburgh.  The structure originally dates to the 14th century but was modified significantly in the 15th under the ownership of Lord Chancellor William de Crichton.  The castle was used as a filming location for the 1995 movie Rob Roy, considered one of the best quasi-historical films about Scotland.  

James Bond's Scotland

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Skyfall / Glencoe [Scottish Highlands]

theperspectiveexperiment

Theperspectiveexperiment created this beautiful aerial view of a famous glen (or valley) in the Scottish Highlands.  Glen Coe is in the western Highlands, just north of Argyll.  Glen Coe's profile has increased considerably since it became the ancestral home of MI6 Agent 007 in Skyfall, the 2012 installment of the James Bond series, the 25th in the series.  The video even shows the exact spot where Bond (played by Dan Craig) and M (played by Judy Dench) stand and look out over the valley.

Glenfinnan: Historic Monument

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Glenfinnan

Albacross Imaging

The Scottish town of Glenfinnan was famous long before its viaduct became known as the Harry Potter Bridge.  That's because it was the scene of the opening of the Jacobite Uprising, the attempt by the Stuart familyand its Highland clan allies to depose the Crown.  In August, 1745, he stood on the shore of Loch Shiel and raised the Royan Standard.  Both the monument constructed to commemorate this historic event, as well as the viaduct, are on full display in this drone video by Albacross Imaging.

St. Andrews: Birthplace of Golf

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The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

Jaybee2786

The history of golf is grounded in the legendary St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland. It's been played there for more than 600 years (aside from a 45 year break in the 17th century when King James II banned the game to ensure young men also focused on sports like archery).   Golfers around the world - outside of the USA - have long adhered to the governing rules of the sport as defined by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, as seen in this aerial tour provided by contributor and drone pilot Jaybee2786.

Galloway: Rigg Bay

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Rigg Bay. Galloway

Albacross Imaging

Contributor Albacross Imaging created this fascinating drone video of a historical site in southwestern Scotland.  The spot is called Rigg Bay, and it's on the western side of the Solway Firth, which serves as the border between the Scotland and England regions of the United Kingdom.  The site was used to develop the famous Mulberries which were used to support the Allied D-Day landings in World War II.  These were artificial harbors built in the days immediately following the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

Shipwreck in the Firth of Clyde

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MV Captayannis Shipwreck Mavic

Highlandroner

Prepare to be amazed by this amazing drone video of a well known modern-era shipwreck in Scotland's Firth of Clyde, the great estuary on Scotland's western coast.  The ship is the  MV Captayannis, a 120 meter (just under 400 ft.) Greek-flagged ship which was carrying sugar to the port of Greenock.  She sank in a storm in January, 1974, and was never removed.  In this drone video by contributor Highlandroner, you can get a bird's eye view of this wreck, which has since become an unofficial bird sanctuary.  

Glen Affric

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Glen Affric - Scotland in Winter

JagerScot

While the term "glen" is sometimes used synonymously with "valley", a glen is really a particular type of valley which is commonly (although not exclusively) seen in the Scottish Highlands.  Glens are characterized by gently concave slopes and are wider than ravines.  In this drone video by contributor JagerScot, you'll get an aerial view of Glen Affric.  It's located about a half-hour west of Loch Ness.  Not as well known as Glen Coe, Glen Affric is often considered Scotland's most beautiful glen.  

Three Highlands Spots

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Scottish Highlands

newcastlemale

Top contributor and drone pilot Newcastlemale brings us these beautiful aerial views of some iconic sights in the Scottish Highlands.  The first stop is the wreck of the MV Dayspring, a fishing vessel which ran aground near the town of Corpach in 2011.  Next up is the Queen's View in Pitlochry, named after Queen Victoria who was struck by the views of Loch Tummel on a visit here.  The last spot is the Glenfinnan Viaduct, amongst the world's most recognizable bridges since being used in the Harry Potter film series.  

Sports Cars in Scotland

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Driving 15 Supercars in Scotland!

JW Media

In this video, you'll be able to take a ride along with contributor and drone pilot JW Media as he films 15 high performance sports cars winding their way through the twisty roads of Scotland.  The Lamborghini's, Ferrari's and other speedsters race past stately castles and spectacular glens of the Scottish Highlands.  One can only imagination the exhiliration these drivers must feel driving some of the world's finest automobiles through some of its most spectacular natural scenery! 

Urquhart Castle: Shores of Loch Ness

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Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness

Albacross Imaging

Check out this drone video of a famous Scottish castle on the shores of the fabled Loch Ness, compliments of Albacross Imaging.  Consructed in the 13th century on the ruins of an earlier fortification, Urquhart Castle is one of the largest in Scotland.  Captured by English King Edward I in 1296, the castle went on to play an important role in the Scottish Wars of Indepdendence which followed.  Urquart was virtually destroyed by pro-Stuart forces in one of the first Jacobite Risings in 1692.

Western Scotland, from Above

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The Last Light - Scotland By Sky Ep 3

Airspace_media

In the third installment of a series by Airspace_media, we get a montage of day and night drone videos taken from the Sound of Kerrera and Oban in the Highlands region of Scotland. Oban is a seaside tourism town within the Argyl and Bute council area of western Scotland.  The Sound of Kerrera sits between Oban and the island of Kerrera, one of the Inner Hebrides islands.  The sound is about a half a kilometer wide (roughly a quarter mile), and ferries provide regular service between the island and the mainland.

Dam on Loch Lemond

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The Loch Sloy Dam

Hightning McQueen

Here's a drone video of a well-known hydroelectric dam in Scotland, compliments of content creator and pilot Hightning McQueen.  It's known as the Loch Sloy Dam, which opened in 1950 in a ceremony attended by Queen Mother Elizabeth (barely into her fifties).  Its powered by water running into Loch Lomond, on the southern edge of the Scottisj Highlands.  During the five year construction period, twenty one men lost their lives building the dam, which is now a protected Scotland historical site as well.

Trump Turnberry Golf Course

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Trump Turnberry Golf Course, Scotland

Baldo81

Baldo81 created this beautiful drone video of Scotland's Turnberry Golf Course, now named Trump Turnberry following its purchase by the Trump Organization in 2014.  The course is situated in southwestern Scotland, on the coast of the Firth of Clyde.  First built in 1906, it was more or less re-done after World War II.  Among other distinctions, the storied course hosted one of the more memorable rounds in the history of golf: the British Open championship in 1977, when Tom Watson beat Jack Nicklaus.

Talisker Distillery and More

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SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & SKYE

Skyline View Productions

Contributor Skyline View Productions used a drone to record a van trip through the famed Scottish Highlands. The video opens with shots of Talisker distillery, located in Carbost, on the Isle of Skye. Established in 1830 and now owned by the Diageo liquor industry titan, Talisker’s is one of the more well known producers of Scottish single malt whiskey.  The video goes on to feature other Highland sights, including gushing falls, scenic beaches, rolling hills, and medieval castles.

Linlithgow: Mary Queen of Scots Birthplace

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Linlithgow Palace and Loch.

Hightning McQueen

Linithgow Palace is one of the most important castles in the Lowlands of Scotland.  It's located on Loch Linithgow, a bit south of the Firth of Forth and a somewhat further distance west of Edinburgh. Originally a utilitarian fortress, it was rebuilt as a royal palace in the 15th century and was the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. It fell into disuse following the unification of the English and Scottish crowns in 1603.  The castle was burned during the 18th century Jacobite Rebellion and was never re-occupied.  

Moidart: Rough Bounds of Lochaber

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The Rough Bounds Of Moidart-Scotland

JagerScot

Check out this stunning drone video of a remote corner of the Scottish Highlands, compliments of content creator JagerScott.  Moidart is an area to the west of Fort Williams.  Between the Irish Sea to one sides and four lochs which help to define the boundaries of the area, it's almost an island.  Sometimes called the Rough Bounds, it offers amazing views of the Inner Hebrides, the chain which runs to the west of the mainland Highlands.  THe Rough Bounds is part of a historical region known as Lochaber.  

Gosford House, East Lothian

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Gosford House

Albacross Imaging

Albacross Imaging created this marvelous aerial view of Gosford House, a well known manor home in Scotland.  Situated just south of the Firth of Forth estuary in the country's East Lothian district (near the Scottish capital city of Edinborough), the home was built in the late 18th century.  The house has appeared in a number of feature movies, notably The House of Mirth, a 2000 adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel.  Gosford was also also used to film the second and third seasons of the popular Outlander drama TV series.  

The Callanish Standing Stones

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Callanish Standing Stones & Luskentyre Beach Isle of Lewis & Harris

Albacross Imaging

The Callanish Standing Stones are an important Neolithic ruins site in the Scottish Highlands.  They are situated on the western coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The site consists of a circle of stones around a monolith, with rows of stones emanating outwards from the center ring.  The circle is believed to date to 2600-2900 BC.  In this drone video by Albacross Imaging, you can see the famous site, which has appeared in numerous TV shows, movies, music album covers, and works of literature.  

Loup of Wintry Falls, Endrick River

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The Loup of Fintry Waterfalls in Scotland

Hightning McQueen

Here's a nice aerial view of a well-known waterfall in Scotland, compliments of contributor Hightning McQueen.  It's called the Loup of Fintry, and it's situated on the Endrick River near the town of Fintry, about a half hour drive north of Glasgow.  The waterfall has a total drop of just under 30 meters or around 95 ft.  The river, sometimes called the Endrick Water, flows west for another roughly 25 km (around 15 mi.) past the falls to empty in Loch Lemond, the largest lake in the British Isles.

The Wallace Monument, Forth River

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The Wallace Monument in Scotland

Hightning McQueen

Scotland's Wallace Monument overlooks the town of Stirling on the Forth River, about 45 minutes northwest of Edinburgh. Erected in 1869, it commemorates one of the most significant events in Scottish history: the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, in which the great hero William Wallace inflicted a crushing victory on English forces led by King Edward I as they crossed the river here.  The great battle was immortalized in the 1996 movie Braveheart, although the scene was actually filmed in Ireland.   

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs

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Scotland is epic

epic drone films

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park in Scotland are two of the natural treasures of the United Kingdom.  Created by the Scottish Parliament in 2002, the park covers 1.9k square km (a bit over 700 square mi.) and is centered on Loch Lomond.  The largest freshwater lake on the island of Great Britain, Lomond is generally regarded as the border between the Scottish Lowlands and the Highlands.  You can see the park and loch from above in this drone video by contributor and pilot epic drone films.  

Marsco: Isle of Skye Peak

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The Red Cuillin-MARSCO-Isle of Skye-Wild Camp

JagerScot

The Cuilliin Mountains run across the southern part of the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands. The range is divided into the Black Cuillin group and the Red Cuillin group, the latter lying to the east of the Glen Sligachan.  In this drone video by JagerScot, you'll get an aerial view of a climb to the top of one of the most famous of the Red Cuillin - a peak called Marsco.  The mountain has a peak elevation of just over 735 meters (around 2.4k ft.) above sea level and affords magnificent views of the landscapes below.  

Crystal Rig Wind Farm

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Huge Wind farm and Whiteadder Reservoir in Scotland

Hightning McQueen

Blessed with strong, steady winds coming off the North Sea, Scotland has already at times hit the once-unthinkable target (for any major region) of generating 100% of its electricity needs from windpower.  In this drone video by Hightning McQueen, you'll get an aerial view of one of Scotland's largest wind farms - the Crystal Rig Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders region.  Commissioned in 2004 and the second-largest in the UK as of 2019, it currently has 85 turbines and a rated capacity of a bit over 200MW.

Quiraing by FPV

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Quiraing - Isle of Skye

ARI3S FPV

Located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the Quiraing is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall na Suiramach, which is the northern most summit of the Trotternish. A landslip is the sliding mass of land that runs down a slope or cliff. If you’re still not sure what that might look like, check out this first person view (FPV) video by pilot ARI3S FPV. The unusual location of Quiraing led to its selection as a primary ilming location for the 1996 movie adaptation of Shakespeare's great play MacBeth.  

Aerial Tour of the Highlands

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Scotland from the sky, 4K (DJI Mavic Air, Osmo Mobile)

adi_photograf

Contributor Adi_photograf used a DJI Mavic Air Drone and ground footage stabilized with a DJI Osmo gimbal to create this awesome mini-tour of the Highlands of Scotland.  Locations on the Isle of Skye include Old Man of Storr, a rocky hill; the Quiraing, a landslide on the Meall na Suiramach; and Fairy Pools; a waterfall in Glen Brittle.  Mainland locations include the Highlands informal capital Inverness and John o'Groats, an iconic small town located in the far north of the region.  

Highlands Landscapes

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Scotland

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In this drone video by contributor Maro, you'll get an aerial view of some of the spectacular natural scenery of the Highlands of Scotland.  The Highlands, which occupy roughly the northwestern half of the UK's northernmost region, are as distinctive from the Lowlands as the Lowlands are from England and Wales.  The video features some of the world's most spectacular scenery, including lochs, glens (the distinctly Scottish name for a distinctly Scottish type of valley), waterfalls, and rocky coastlines.  

The Cairngorms and Lake Morlich

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Loch Morlich & the Cairngorms | Scotland

Play North

The Cairngorms are a small mountain range in northeastern Scotland.  In 2003, Cairngorms National Park was established to protect the spectacular natural scenery of the area; it's the largest national park in Scotland.  In this drone video by Play North, you'll get a bird's eye view of these magnificent mountains as well as the nearby Lake (Loch) Morlich.  This area has been used to film numerous movies, notably Mary Queen of Scots (2018), the quasi-historical account of one of Scotland's greatest historical figures.  

FPV at Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe

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Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe, Scotland

ARI3S FPV

Mountain Surfing is a term of art in the world of first person view (FPV) drone piloting - it basically means flying a racing drone over mountain ridges and down slopes and (of course) capturing it in HD video.  In this video, contributor and FPV pilot ARI3S FPV takes on one of the highest peaks in the Scottish Highlands: Bidean nam Bian.  With a peak elevation of 1.15k meters (about 3.8k ft.), it's the highest peak in County Argyll in the western Highlands. It's located just south of the town of Glen Coe.  

The Hogwarts Express in Scotland

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The Harry Potter Train-Glenfinnan-Scotland

JagerScot

The Hogwarts Express may be the world's best-known train, and yet it exists only in the movies.  Specifically, the Harry Potter series, which grossed nearly $8 billion through eight installments.  The "real" Hogwarts is the Jacobite, a tourist steam-powered train on the West Highland Line in the Scottish Highlands.  In this drone video by JagerScot you'll see not only the train (which has been featured in all eight movies), and the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the filming location for one of its most iconic scenes.

The Highlands by DJI Spark

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Breathtaking Scotland

JarneButtiens

JarneButtiens used a DJI Spark drone to create this marvelous aerial tour of some of the highlights of the magical Scottish Highlands. Locations featured include Cairngorms National Park; Loch Ness, home of the (likely) mythical Loch Ness Monster; the Beinn Eighe mountain masif in the Highlands; Isle of Skye; the Glenfinnan Viaduct of Harry Potter fame; Glen Nevis, home of the highest mountain in the UK; the Mamores ridge in the Grampian Mountains; and Glen Etive, another famous Highland river valley.

Isle of Skye Road Trip

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Scotland 2019

Peter van Haastrecht

The Isle of Skye is home to some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the United Kingdom.  It's essentially an island extension of the Scottish Highlands, as the northwestern part of the semi-autonomous region of Scotland is known.  It's the largest of the Inner Hebrides, a chain of islands which run along the western coast of Scotland.  Skye is famous for its mountains, cliffs, glens, and castles; all of these and more are on display in this excellent drone video by Peter van Haastrecht.

Scotland Demo Reel

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Scotland - An Aerial Showreel

perfectview

Contributor Perfectview created this amazing drone reel highlighting his professional work across the great land of Scotland.  The video begins with shots around Cairngorms, a mountain range in the central Scottish Highlands.  The next clips are of a historical steam train which is based in Aviemore, also near the mountains.  From there the video will take you to the Hebrides Islands off Scotland's western coast, back to the mainland, including a stop in Aberdeen for some work that appeared on a TV show.

Ten Days in Scotland

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The Silence of Scotland (Drone 4K)

steffendeback

This drone video by contributor Steffendeback does an outstanding job of capturing what must have been a memorable 10 day trip around Scotland.  Using a DJI Mavic drone, he is able to capture the essence of this kingdom which has done so much to inspire travelers and movie makers alike.  You'll be treated to some amazing views of the country's famous moors (wetlands), its waterfalls, its tallest mountains, ruined castles and fortresses, snow-covered Highlands hills, and so much more.   

20+ Highlands Spots

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DJI Mavic Pro Short film - "The Real World" ft. Alan Watts - SCOTLAND

MavicMovies

In this piece by MavicMovies, you'll be treated to aerial views of nearly two dozen top sights in the fabled Scottish Highlands, which occupies roughly the northern third of the UK's Scotland region.  Locations featured in the video  include Aberfeldy, Blair Athol, Dunvegan, Eas-Nan-Arm, Eilean Donan Castle, Kenmore, Kilt Rock, Kinloch Laggan, Kinloch Rannoch, Kyleakin, Loch Ainort, Loch Rannoch, Neist Point, Old Man of Storr, Pitlochry, River Spean Dam, Skye Bridge; and more.

Rannoch Moor

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Rannoch Moor

newcastlemale

The roughly 50-square-miles of boggy moorland, known as Rannoch Moor, is something to behold from above. Shot in the winter on the Mavic 2 Pro by newcastlemale, it is easy to see why it is described as both desolate and beautiful. West of Loch Rannoch in Scotland, the area is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation that is notable for its wildlife.  Among other distinctions, Rannoch Moor is the home of the Rannoch Rush, a rare flower species.