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Scottish Highlands: DJI Phantom 4 Pro


Discovering the Scottish Highlands | Ben Mars

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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.

DVOW Nominated Video of Scottish Highlands


Exploring the Highlands

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Nominated for Drone Video of the Week in April, 2018, this aerial showcase by contributor 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 a natural phenomenon somewhat unique to Scotland: 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.

DVOW Nominated Video of Scotland


Spectacular Scotland - 4K Drone Video


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. 

Iconic Highlands Locations


SCOTLAND - Autumn Isle Of Skye - Cinematic 4K movie with CGI

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Top AirVuz contributor and pilot Zdronu earned himself a fourth Drone Video of the Week nomination with this stunning video from the Scottish Highlands.   Shot with a DJI Mavic 2 drone, expertly edited, and set to an inspiring voice-over, much of the video was shot over the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides islands.   Other featured locations include the Glenfinnan Viaduct near Loch Shiel, which featured prominently in the Harry Potter movie series, as well as the iconic Eilean Donan Castle.  

Over the Scottish Highlands


A Flight over the Scottish Highlands


Let AirVuz contributor saionara take you over the Scottish Highlands in this excellent piece, which was picked as a Drone Video of the Week Finalist in May of 2019.  You will get some excellent aerial views of the rugged natural scenery which characterizes the northwestern part of Scotland, replete with majestic mountains, lochs, and the distinctive valleys known as glens.  Other highlights include an an epic view of the famous medieval fortress of Dunnotar (at the :45 mark), and the Ribblehead Viaduct at the 1:05 mark.  

The Outer Hebrides Islands


The Outer Hebrides | Scotland's Western Isles


For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor and pilot GraemeForrest brings us this DVOW nominated video from the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland.  The 65 islands (only 15 of which are inhabited) form a chain off the western coast of Scotland, a semi-autonomous region of the United Kingdom.  Shot in the Summer of 2019, the video includes footage of the following islands: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, North Uist, Benbecula, Baleshare, Grimsay, Berneray, Vallay, Lewis, Harris, Scalpay and Great Bernera.  

4K Aerial Tour of Scotland's North Coast


Scotland's Highlands Aerial 4K - North Coast 500


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.

Aerial Tour of 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.

DVOW Nominee: Eileen Donan and Isle of Skye


Scottish Highlands

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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.  The video opens with some epic shots of Eileen Donan Castle, which sits at the intersection of three lochs and is one of Scotland's most famous.  Then it's on to the Isle of Skye (the largest of the Inner Hebrides islands) for equally epic views of its two most famous sites: Mealt Falls and the Old Man of Storr rock formation.  

DVOW Nominee is Scotland's Highlands


Splendid Scotland | Drone 4K


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.

Edinburgh: Scotland's Capital


Droneland 2018 - Edinburgh


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


Fly in Skye

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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.

Jedburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders


Jedburgh Abbey - Scottish Borders UK


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.  

Ten Days in Scotland


The Silence of Scotland (Drone 4K)


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.   

Landmarks of Central Scotland


Stirling Castle & Wallace Monument


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 by DJI Mavic Pro 2


Aerial Scotland


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! 

Glencoe: Scotland's Famous Valley




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.

East Lothian: Tantallon Castle


Tantallon Castle & The Bass Rock

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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.

Aerial Tour of the Highlands


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


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.  

Scotland's Stalker Castle


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".

Rannoch Moor: Scottish Wetlands


Rannoch Moor, December 2018

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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.

St. Andrews, Scotland


Castles & Cathedrals - Scotland By Sky Ep 1


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. 

Buachaille Etive Mor


Buachaille Etive Mòr

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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.

Skye's Neist Point Lighthouse


Scotland in Motion: The Isle of Skye

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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.  

Finnich Glen


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 joined 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


Skyfall / Glencoe [Scottish Highlands]


Contributor 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 Demo Reel


Scotland - An Aerial Showreel


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.

The Cairingorm Mountains


Cairngorms - Mavic 2 Pro

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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.  

Rannoch Moor


Rannoch Moor


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.  

Arthurs Seat: Volcano of Edinburgh



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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.  

Glasgow: Scotland's Largest City


Glasgow by DJI Mavic Pro


For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor razvan78 brings us this excellent drone video of Glasgow, Scotland.  The video opens with a shot looking down the River Clyde towards the Glasgow Science Center, followed by a shot of the Squinty Bridge just upstream.  At about the :24 mark, you'll see the Squiggly Bridge (a bit further upstream), followed by a nice "reveal" of the SEC Armadillo auditorium.  Other featured locations include the SSE Hydro arena, the giant Finnieston Crane (just downstream from the Squinty Bridge), and more. 

Trump Turnberry Golf Course


Trump Turnberry Golf Course, Scotland

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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.

Scotland's Far North




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.

Shipwreck in the Firth of Clyde


MV Captayannis Shipwreck Mavic


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.  

Hutton's Unconformity on Siccar Point


Siccar Point | Hutton’s Unconformity | Scotland

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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 1700s a Scottish 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.  

Eilean Donan and Trumpan Head


Scotland Highlights


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.

Midlothian: Crichton Castle


Crichton Castle

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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.  

Highlands Landscapes



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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.  

Bridging the Firth of Forth


Forth Bridge - DJI Mavic 2 pro & Nikon D810

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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.  

St. Andrews: Birthplace of Golf


The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews


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.

FPV: Buachaille Etive Mòr


Buachaille Etive Mòr - The Full FPV Journey!


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.  

Kilchurn Castle


Kilchurn Castle at Sunset

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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.    

Loup of Wintry Falls, Endrick River


The Loup of Fintry Waterfalls in Scotland

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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.

Ben Nevis: UK's Highest Mountain


Ben Nevis Scotland


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. 

Highlights of the Highlands


The Beauty of Scotland in 4K

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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.

Urquhart Castle: Shores of Loch Ness


Urquhart Castle by Loch Ness

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Check out this drone video of a famous Scottish castle on the shores of the fabled Loch Ness, compliments of contributor Albacross Imaging.  Constructed 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 Independence which followed.  Urquart was virtually destroyed by pro-Stuart forces in one of the first Jacobite Risings in 1692.

The Birds of Brass Rock


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

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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.  

FPV at Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe


Bidean nam Bian, Glencoe, Scotland


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.  

Legendary Muirfield Golf Course


Muirfield Golf Course, Scotland


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.  

Inverary Castle


Inverary Castle Scotland


Inverary Castle is one of the most famous in Scotland.  Comparatively new by Scottish standards, it was constructed in the 18th century as a country house for the Dukes of Argyll, the chiefs of the powerful Campbell clan.  Considered one of the first Gothic Revival castles, it's located on the shores of Loch Fyne in the Argyll and Bute council area.  Seen from above in this excellent drone video by Neil_Stapleton, Inverary Castle "played the role" of Duneagle Castle in the 2012 Christmas episode of the hit TV series Downton Abbey.  

Dam on Loch Lemond


The Loch Sloy Dam

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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.

Talisker Distillery and More



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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.

Crystal Rig Wind Farm


Huge Wind farm and Whiteadder Reservoir in Scotland

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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.

Linlithgow: Mary Queen of Scots Birthplace


Linlithgow Palace and Loch.

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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.  

Dunnottar Castle: Fortification in Aberdeenshire


A Brief History of Dunnottar Castle, Scotland.

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Brand-new contributor PeeJay brings us this marvelous drone video of Dunnottar Castle, a famous fortification in northeastern Scotland.  Located on a tiny peninsula in Aberdeenshire, the structure dates to the 15th-16th centuries.  Long believed to be virtually impregnable, the Scottish Crown Jewels were moved here for safekeeping during the English Civil War in the mid-17th century; it later played an important role in the 18th century Jacobite Uprising.  More recently, Dunnottar was used as a filming location for the 1996 movie Hamlet.  

The Cairngorms and Lake Morlich


Loch Morlich & the Cairngorms | Scotland

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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.  

Moidart: Rough Bounds of Lochaber


The Rough Bounds Of Moidart-Scotland


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.  

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs


Scotland is epic

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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.  

The Wallace Monument, Forth River


The Wallace Monument in Scotland

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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.   

Glen Affric


Glen Affric - Scotland in Winter


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.  

The Callanish Standing Stones


Callanish Standing Stones & Luskentyre Beach Isle of Lewis & Harris

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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.  

Three Highlands Spots


Scottish Highlands


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.  

Quiraing by FPV


Quiraing - Isle of Skye


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.  

17 Days in the Highlands


Scotland | The Solo Path Taken | 4k


For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor and pilot benhawkinsalive brings us this fantastic aerial tour of the Scottish Highlands.  Shot with a Mavic Air drone over the course of a 17 day trip to the UK's northernmost region, the video opens with some epic shots from the Isle of Skye, including the Old Man of Storr rock formation and Neist Point Lighthouse.  Then it's on to the mainland for views of the famous Eileen Donan Castle in the Western Highlands; numerous glens, mountains, and lochs; Ardvreck Castle on Loch Assynt; and more.  

Isle of Skye Road Trip


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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.  Take an aerial tour of fabled Skye in this excellent drone video by Peter van Haastrecht.  The video features excellent footage of the island's rocky coastline, as well as the interior scenery consisting of mountain glens, stately manors, and ruined castles.

Isle of Skye's Storr


THE STORR ( Isle of Skye) Scotland


The Storr is one of the natural wonders of Scotland's Isle of Skye.  It's a rocky hill on Trotternish, the northeasternmost of the numerous peninsulas which make up much of the land area of this island in the Inner Hebrides.  Seen here in this drone video by new contributor Scotty Stephenson, the Storr is considered a prime example of a landform known as a landslip, a rock formation caused by movements such as landslides.  A popular climbing location, the hill reaches an altitude of about 720 meters above sea level (around 2.35k ft.).

Around the Highlands




For a first upload to AirVuz, bearonadrone brings us this fantastic piece from the fabled Scottish Highlands.  Mostly shot with a DJI Mavic Pro, the video features the following locations: the Kelpies, a set of horsehead statues in the Falkirk Council; the fabled glens (valleys) of Glencoe and Glenfinnan; the famous Eilean Donan Castle in the Western Highlands; the Sligachan Old Bridge, the Fairy Pools, the Storr mountain, and Dunvegan Castle, and Mealt Falls on the Isle of Skye; Loch Ness; and the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

Torridon Hills, Northwest Highlands


Scotland's Finest Mountains: Beinn Eighe - Torridon


Scotland's Torridon Hills offer some of the finest mountain scenery in the United Kingdom.  They lie in the Northwest Highlands, just to the north of Glen Torridon.  Made of highly eroded sandstone, the Torridons represent some of the oldest rocks in the world.  The grouping consists of five main hills which have peaks as high as 1.05k meters above sea level (just under 3.5k ft.), as well as a half dozen smaller peaks.  AirVuz contributor Tigertalis used a drone to capture an epic hike to Beinn Eighe, the second-highest of the complex. 

Fallkirk's Kelpies


The Kelpies, Falkirk - Scotland

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Among the more recent additions to the landscape of Scotland are the Kelpies - a set of two giant horsehead statues in the Lowlands' Falkirk Council.  Completed in 2013, the statues are the symbolic heart of a land redevelopment project known as the Helix, which involves redeveloping the eastern end of the Forth and Clyde Canal where it joins the River Carron, not far from its mouth on the Firth of Forth.  "Kelpies" are mythological horses which can transform themselves into a human, said to exist in Scotland's Lochs.  

Glen Coe and Isle of Skye




Check out these marvelous aerial views of the Scottish Highlands, compliments of new AirVuz contributor Jakevideo.  The first part of the video was shot around Glen Coe, in the north of Argyll County, where you'll see the Loch Etive sea loch, Buchaille Etive Mor Mountain, and the Duart Cottage.  Then it's on to the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides for views of the Old Man Of Storr, the great Quiraing land slip, the iconic Allt Dearg cottage, Sligachan, Kilt Rock, Neist Point, the Fairy Glen and Fairy Pools, and  Brothers Point.

Dunstaffnage Castle, Argyll and Bute


Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel


Dunstaffnage Castle is one of Scotland's oldest stone castles.  Situated near the entrance to Loch Etive, in the western council area of Argyll and Bute, the castle dates to the 13th century.  Seen here in this drone video by contributor Puppy59, it's been under the control of the powerful Clan Campbell since the 15th century.  The castle was the scene of fighting both in the English Civil War of the mid-1600's as well as during the Jacobite Uprising a century later.  Both the castle and the adjacent chapel are UK Scheduled Monuments.  

The Highlands by DJI Spark


Breathtaking Scotland


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.

Tioram Castle, Loch Moidart


Castle Tioram, The Highlands, Scotland


Check out this drone video of Scotland's Tioram Castle, compliments of contributor Dronescape.  The semi-ruined structure is situated on a small tidal island called Eilean Tioram on Loch Moidart in the western Scottish Highlands.  Originally controlled by Clann Ruaidhrí, the castle is believed to date to the 12th century, possibly later.  In subsequent times it served as the seat of Clan Macdonald of Clanranald, a branch of Clan Donald.  Unoccupied since the Jacobite Uprising of 1715, it's a scheduled monument under UK preservation laws.  

Galloway: Rigg Bay


Rigg Bay. Galloway

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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.

Gretna Green Blacksmiths Shop


Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop

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Contributor Eden Valley Drones brings us this marvelous drone video of one of the world's most famous wedding locations: Scotland's Gretna Green.  Located just on the northern side of the England/Scotland border, the town got into the wedding business in a big way when a 1754 English law gave parents veto rights in marriages involving those under the age of 21.  The rest is history: the blacksmith shop here has made countless mentions and appearances in popular culture, ranging from Jane Austen novels to the TV show Poldark.  

Gosford House, East Lothian


Gosford House

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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 used to film the second and third seasons of the popular Outlander drama TV series.  

Scotland's Stunning West Coast


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Scotland's western coast is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK.  Most of its territory falls on the northern side of the roughly southwest-to-northeast line which divides the Scottish Highlands (to the north) from the Lowlands.  In this excellent drone video by AirVuz contributor LKDWN, you'll get an aerial view of western Scotland.  Shot with a combination of drone and ground footage, the video features sights ranging from the streets of Glasgow to the iconic glens, moors, and lochs of the western Highlands.  

Glencoe in Winter




Check out these fantastic wintertime views of Glencoe, Scotland, compliments of top AirVuz contributor and pilot newcastlemale.  A "glen" is a type of valley with gently sloping sides which is found throughout the Scottish Highlands.  Glencoe is situated in the western Highlands, near the border between County Argyll and the Lochaber Council Area.  Named for the River Coe which runs through it, the valley is considered one of the most iconic natural sites in Scotland as well as the birthplace of Scottish mountaineering.  

Rosslyn Chapel, Midlothian


Rosslyn Chapel


Contributor Puppy59 brings us this aerial video of a famous church in Scotland called Rosslyn Chapel.  It's located in the village of Roslin, which is located just south of Edinburgh in the Lowland county of Midlothian.  Founded in the 15th century, it was closed to worship for centuries following the Scottish Reformation, re-opening as a Scottish Episcopal Church in the 19th century.  Connected to the Knights Templar, it was featured in the novel the Da Vinci Code and was used to film the 2006 movie adaptation of Dan Brown's blockbuster.  

Loch Lomond: Largest Lake of Great Britain


Loch Lomond, Scotland

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Loch Lomond is one of the most well-known Scottish lakes.  It's located in west-central Scotland, in the area generally defined as the border between the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands.  Covering a surface area of just over 70 square km (around 28 square mi.), it's the largest freshwater lake on the island of Great Britain.  With a maximum depth of just over 150 meters (around 500 ft.), it's also one of the UK's deepest lakes. Check out the legendary freshwater body from above in this excellent drone video by Red Roots Films. 

Isle of Sky: Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock


Kilt Rock & Mealt Falls on the Isle of Skye


Mealt Falls is one of the wonders of Scotland's Isle of Skye.  Fed by the nearby Mealt Loch, the falls drops 55 meters (around 180 ft.) directly into the Sound of Rasaay, the body of water which separates the islands of Skye and Rasaay.  The falls are located on the eastern side of the Trotternish, the northern peninsula of Skye.  In this drone video by AirVuz contributor Dronescape, you'll get an aerial view of the falls, as well as the nearby Kilt Rock, so named due to its resemblance to a Scottish kilt.  

North Coast 500 by Mavic Air 2


Stunning Scotland | DJI Mavic Air 2 Cinematic 4K


Brand-new AirVuz contributor craigpitts used a DJI Mavic Air 2 drone to create this impressive aerial video record of a trip around the Scottish Highlands.  The video was filmed in the course of a drive around the North Coast 500, a 830 km (500 mi.) route which covers much of the northern Scottish coastline.  The notional starting and ending point for the route is Inverness.  The video features some magnificent footage of glens, lochs, partially ruined castles, and other sites for which the Highlands are famous.  

Scotland by Mavic Pro


One week in Scotland

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AirVuz contributor and pilot Garid CC spent a week in Scotland with his DJI Mavic Pro, gathering footage to create this impressive aerial tour of the culturally distinctive UK region.  Shot primarily in the Scottish Highlands, the video features an amazing array of footage.  Showing the impressive capabilities of the compact drone, the video will take you over some of Scotland's famous glens, lochs, and moors.  Some of the recognizable landmarks include Castle Stalker and Eileen Donan Castle, and Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye.

Scotland 2020 Highlights


Airview Scotland. Mostly 2020 period

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New AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Airview Scotland created this excellent aerial highlight reel from Scotland.  The video features footage of some of the most well-known spots in Great Britain's culturally distinctive northern region.  Some of the recognizable locations include (in order of first appearance) the Wallace Monument overlooking Stirling in Central Scotland (just northeast of Glasgow), the new V&A Dundee Museum on the Firth of Tay, Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe, the Benedictine Dunfermline Abbey in Fife, and more. 

Old Man of Storr Drone Views


Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland


For a first upload to AirVuz, brand-new contributor Dronescape brings us this excellent drone video of a famous rock formation in Scotland called the Old Man of Storr.  The rocky hill is situated on the Trotternish, the northernmost peninsula on the Isle of Skye.  The formation is what's known as a landslip, a geological phenomenon caused by the action of gravity on rock and soil.  The Old Man of Storr has earned numerous cultural references, most notably appearing as a filming location in Ridley Scott's 2012 sci fi film Prometheus.  

Scotland Highlight Reel


Above Scotland // Aerial Showreel 2020


Top AirVuz contributor digitaltriangle put together this marvelous highlight reel of footage shot from across the great UK region of Scotland.  The video features a great mix of landscape, people, and "action" sequences involving activities like ridge hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.  Locations featured run from the glens and lochs of the Highlands to Lowland spots like the Forth Bridges and Edinburgh Castle.  You'll also see some lesser-known spots like a giant windfarm and an offshore oil platform.  

Scotland the Movie Star


Highlands/ Scotland


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.  

2020 Scotland Reel


Our best drone shots 2020 Scotland in 4K

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Take in these aerial views of over a dozen spots in Scotland in this excellent captioned drone reel by Airview Scotland.  Featured locations include the Seatton Cliffs, Loch Earn, Kilchurn Castle, Belvaird Castle, Leaslie House, Penicuik Tower, the town of Kingorn, Kingbarns, St. Monans, Bass Rock, Tantallon Castle, St. Konan's Kirk, Buchanan Palace, Dunfermline Abbey, Elcho Castle, the Wallace Monument, the Campbell Castle in Dollar, a rapeseed field near Loch Lomond, Clunie Dam, the Tummel River, and Garry Bridge.

20+ Highlands Spots


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


In this piece by AirVuz contributor 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.

Aerial Traveler: The Scottish Highlands


Aerial Traveler - Scottish Highlands

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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.




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Forth Bridges, Scotland.

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