Scotland by DJI Mavic Pro 2
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!
DVOW Nominee: Isle of Skye and Highlands
Talented pilot Flying Horizons gives us a 4K aerial tour of both the Isle of Sky and the mainland Scottish Highlands via his DJI Mavic 2 Pro in this film, which is also a DVOW nominee. 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 Scotland
Silent and still, the Eilean Donan Castle sits upon the reflective waters where three lochs meet, in the opening aerial shot of LukeMaximoBell's drone footage of Scotland. This travel reel takes us high above all the wonders of the United Kingdom nation that's full of history, mist-filled landscapes, and salty sea air of the coast. See places like Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Edinburgh, famous spots in the Highlands, and more in this fantastic Drone Video of the Week nominee.
DVOW Nominated Video of Scottish Highlands
Nominated for Drone Video of the Week, this aerial showcase by contributor Alex Lockwood defines life in the valleys (also known as glens) of the Scottish Highlands, the region occupying the northern and western reaches of Scotland. Picturesque waterfalls, winding streams, and wildlife mix with mossy forests surrounded by misty, snow-capped mountains that create a pristine and diverse environment to capture with a flying camera aka a drone.
Scottish Highlands: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
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 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 in the Inner Hebrides islands. This video was picked as a finalist in for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in the Spring of 2018.
Aerial Tour of Scotland
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. And remember to keep your eye out for the seals and the steam train!
Two Drones over Scotland
Scotland’s wide-ranging natural and architectural beauty are on display in this diverse aerial showcase. The digitaltriangle creative agency braved challenging weather conditions to capture historic Scottish castles, bridges, misty hiking trails, snowy mountains, crashing coastlines, and more. They used two DJI drones - an Inspire 1 and a Mavic Pro - to create this expansive tour of the region, one of the few parts of Great Britain which never came under Roman control.
Buachaille Etive Mor
While the James Bond movie series has always had a Scottish connection, Skyfall (2012, #25in 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. Albacross Imaging brings us this beautiful drone video of the stunning mountain, one of Scotland's more recognizable spots.
Scotland: Braveheart Country
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 Skyfall. The remainder of the video was shot in the Isle of Skye, which has seen its own share of movie filming: TV shows and films shot here have included the Highlander, part of the Arthur series, and many more.
Edinburgh: Scotland's Capital
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.
Isle of Skye
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
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.
Bridges of the Firth of Forth
The Firth of Forth is an estuary where several of Scotland's most important rivers (the Firth, North Sea, and Fife) empty into the North Sea. It is actually a fjord dating from the last glacial period. The Firth is crossed by three bridges: Forth Bridge, Forth Road Bridge, and Queensferry Crossing, the last having just opened in 2017. Contributor John Banks used a drone to give us an aerial look at these three spans across this important waterway, on which sits the great Scottish capital Edinburgh.
Jedburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders is a region of eastern Scotland, just north of the border with England and south of the Scottish capital Edinburgh. One of the cultural highlights of this area is Jedburgh Abbey, a 12th century Augustine Abbey. Contributor AvariceUK made a beautiful drone video of this important cultural landmark. The video includes excellent aerial views of the abbey from virtually all angles, including some direct overhead shots.
Ten Days in Scotland
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.
Scotland's Eileen Donan Castle
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 for their work. It first appeared in the 1986 film Highlander, followed by the 21st James Bond film The World is Not Enough in 1999 and Made of Honor in 2008.
Dunnotar: Scottish Fortress
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.
Landmarks of Central Scotland
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. Near the great castle is Wallace Monument, a tower built in the 19th century to commemorate the 13th century Scottish hero William Wallace.
Glencoe: James Bond Country
Newcastlemale used a Phantom 4 Profesional drone to create this marvelous aerial tour of Glen Coe, one of the most famous glens (valleys) of the Scottish Highlands. It's named after the Coe River, which flows through the valley. The video captures the area during the autumn, when a mist covers hangs over the trees, as well as in the dead of winter, when the area is blanketed in white. Whatever the season, you'll see why this is one of the most popular sights of the Highlands and indeed in all of Scotland.
Aerial Tour of the Highlands
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, a small town in the far north of the mainland.
Rannoch Moor: Scottish Wetlands
Moors are a type of wetland which can occur both in upland and lowland areas. In this video by LKDWN, you'll get a drone's eye view of Rannoch Moor, a famous moorland in Scotland. 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.
Sports Cars in Scotland
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!
Tantallon: 14th Century Scottish Fortress
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
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 (valleys) near Loch Lomond.
Scotland's Stalker Castle
Contributor LKDWN used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture this aerial video of Castle Stalker on Loch Laich in Scotland. It's 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".
St. Andrews, Scotland
In this video, 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.
Western Scotland, from Above
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 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 (a quarter mile) wide, and ferries provide regular service between the island and the mainland.
The Isle of Skye
L.A. Media created this mini tour by drone of Scotland's 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.
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.
James Bond's Scotland
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.
Scotland in the Summer
Scotland in the summer may be the closest thing to heaven one can find in the United Kingdom and indeed the entire world. In this video, contributor John Banks treats us to an amazing bird's eye view of this land which forms the northern portion of the island of Great Britain and has been part of the UK since the early 18th century. The video includes drone footage of the Isle of Skye, Glen Etive, Malaig, Forth Bridge, North Berwick and more great spots around beautiful Scotland.
Ear Trumpet Media 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.
Scotland Demo Reel
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.