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Drone Videographer and Photographer based in Inverness Scotland - Inspections, Mapping, Security, Golf Courses | Videography and Photography

Inverness Scotland's Drone Videographer and Photographer

Who is the Flying Scotsman?

Hello everyone!

My name is Scott MacDonald and I am the Director of Flying Scotsman UAS.

Professional drone pilot, videographer and photographer based in Inverness, covering from Inverness to Glasgow, Stornoway to Orkney and the whole of the Highlands and Islands and the rest of Scotland, after spending over 9 years in the RAF, I feel aviation is in my blood.

Our services include

Scott MacDonald - Drone Videographer and Photographer based in Inverness Scotland - Inspections, Mapping, Security, Golf Courses | Videography and Photography
Drone Videographer and Photographer based in Inverness Scotland - Inspections, Mapping, Security, Golf Courses | Videography and Photography

Drones are not the future, they are the now! 

We are a faster, safer and more economical option to conduct Roof Inspections, provide Perimeter Security, Property Photography and Videography, Structural Inspections and Topographical Surveys.

We are  CAA approved, holding GVC and PCFO certificates, and fully legal with £5m Public Liability Insurance.

Some of our previous clients include:

The National Trust, Visit Inverness Loch Ness, D&E Coaches, Inverness BID, Inverness Golf Club.

If you wish to know any more information about my services please click here to contact me, or drop me an email at

Keep on discovering your new heights.


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Flying Scotsman UAS Limited

InBusiness Centre

24 Harbour Road, Inverness


01463 515000

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Drone Videographer and Photographer based in Inverness Scotland - Inspections, Mapping, Security, Golf Courses | Videography and Photography


Here is a sample list of some of the equipment we have to meet your requirements

  • DJI Mavic 3 Pro

  • DJI Mavic 3 Cine

  • DJI M30T

  • DJI  Phantom 4 Pro RTK

  • DJI Inspire 2 Drone

  • Ground Control Points

  • Ground Support Vehicles

  • Radio Communications

Some Of Our Clients

Here Is What Our Clients Say About Us

Drone Videographer and Photographer based in Inverness Scotland - Inspections, Mapping, Security, Golf Courses | Videography and Photography

“We can’t thank Scott enough for the professional drone footage he put together for D & E Coaches.

We are able to see a live view of what the drone sees and sets the whole scene in one shot, of the beautiful scenery of the “Highlands” alongside our fleet of Vehicles – the drone captured it all”

D&E Coaches

Drone Videographer and Photographer based in Inverness Scotland - Inspections, Mapping, Security, Golf Courses | Videography and Photography

“We were delighted with the quality of drone video provided by Scott MacDonald and would highly recommend his service. 


His drone was terrific for capturing aerial shots of the Inverness Golf Course and the film he put together was superb"

Inverness Golf Club

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is drone inspection process?
    The drone inspection process typically involves capturing high-resolution aerial imagery and video data using drones equipped with specialized cameras and sensors. This data is then processed and analyzed by experienced professionals to assess the condition of structures, infrastructure, or assets. Drone inspections offer a safer, more efficient, and cost-effective alternative to traditional manual inspections, providing valuable insights for maintenance, repair, and decision-making.
  • What are the pros of using a drone for inspection processes?
    Drones enable safe and cost-effective inspections of hard-to-reach areas like roofs, towers, and bridges. They provide a bird's-eye view and capture high-resolution photos/videos for detailed analysis.
  • Are drone inspections accurate?
    Yes, drone inspections are highly accurate when performed by experienced pilots using proper equipment and software. The aerial vantage point and zooming capabilities allow inspectors to get precise data.
  • How can drones be used for inspections?
    Drones can be deployed for visual inspections of infrastructure like roofs, buildings, power lines, cell towers, and wind turbines. Thermal and multispectral cameras mounted on drones also inspect for defects invisibly to the naked eye.
  • Are you a licensed drone operator?
    Absolutely! Our team consists of fully certified and insured commercial drone pilots who operate in full compliance with Civil Aviation Authority regulations for your safety and peace of mind.
  • Can drones be used for mapping?
    Yes, drones equipped with specialized cameras and sensors can be effectively used for mapping various terrains, landscapes, and infrastructure. Drone mapping is a popular application in industries like construction, agriculture, mining, and environmental monitoring.
  • Who needs drone mapping?
    Drone mapping services are beneficial for businesses, organizations, and individuals involved in land surveying, urban planning, real estate, mining, forestry, precision agriculture, environmental conservation efforts, and infrastructure inspection and maintenance.
  • What are the benefits of drone mapping?
    Drone mapping offers several advantages, including cost-effectiveness, high-resolution aerial data collection, efficient data acquisition even in remote or difficult-to-access areas, and the ability to generate accurate 3D models, orthomosaic maps, and elevation data for informed decision-making.
  • How long does drone mapping take?
    The duration of a drone mapping project can vary depending on the size of the area, the required level of detail, the complexity of the terrain, and the specific mapping requirements. Some small-scale projects may take a few hours, while larger or more complex mapping missions could span multiple days.
  • What is drone mapping called?
    Drone mapping, also known as UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) mapping, aerial photogrammetry, or aerial surveying, refers to the process of capturing aerial imagery and data using drones equipped with specialized cameras and sensors, which is then processed to create accurate 2D maps, 3D models, and other geospatial information products.
  • How are drones used in security services?
    Drones equipped with cameras and sensors are used for aerial surveillance, monitoring of events and facilities, and capturing footage to enhance security measures across various sites and venues.
  • How much does drone security cost?
    The cost of drone security services can vary depending on factors such as the specific requirements, duration of the operation, size of the area to be monitored, and the level of expertise and technology involved. Typically, drone security services are priced based on hourly or fixed rates, with additional fees for specialized equipment or personnel if required.
  • What is the positive impact of drone technology in security services?
    Drone technology enables efficient monitoring from aerial vantage points, provides valuable situational awareness, and allows for rapid response to potential security threats, ultimately improving safety and security.
  • What are the limitations of using drones in security services?
    Potential limitations include battery life constraints, restricted flight zones, line-of-sight requirements, and privacy concerns that need to be addressed through proper regulations and responsible operation.
  • How do security drones work?
    Security drones are typically equipped with high-resolution cameras, thermal imaging sensors, and sometimes even night-vision capabilities. These drones can be programmed to follow pre-determined flight paths or controlled manually by trained pilots. They can provide real-time video and data feeds, enabling remote monitoring and rapid response to potential security threats. Advanced features like object tracking, facial recognition, and integration with existing security systems can further enhance the effectiveness of security drone operations.
  • What types of golf courses can benefit from your drone services?
    Our drone videography and photography services can benefit golf courses of all types, from prestigious championship courses to local municipal courses, providing stunning aerial imagery and data for marketing, course management, and event coverage.
  • Can drones be used for commercial purposes?
    Yes, drones are increasingly being used for various commercial purposes, including aerial photography, videography, inspections, surveying, and monitoring in industries such as construction, agriculture, real estate, and more.
  • How are businesses using drones?
    Businesses are utilizing drones for tasks like aerial mapping and surveying, site inspections, monitoring assets and infrastructure, capturing marketing content, delivering goods in certain cases, and collecting valuable data for analysis and decision-making.
  • Can your drone services be used for golf course renovations and redesign projects?
    Absolutely. Our drone videography and photography services can be invaluable for golf course renovations and redesign projects, providing detailed aerial data, imagery, and video footage to assist with planning, progress monitoring, and showcasing the transformed course.
  • Can a drone follow a golf ball?
    While drones can theoretically be programmed to track and follow the trajectory of a golf ball, this capability is not commonly utilized or offered as a service by most drone operators. The small size and speed of a golf ball make it extremely challenging for drones to consistently and reliably follow its path throughout an entire golf swing and flight.
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