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Drones are evil! Or are they?

Drones have revolutionised the way we conduct inspections in various industries. They have proven to be incredibly efficient and cost-effective, making them a popular choice for businesses looking to improve their inspection processes.

Drone inspection of wind turbines
Drone inspection of wind turbines in Caithness, Scotland.

One of the major benefits of using drones for inspections is their ability to access hard-to-reach areas. Drones are equipped with cameras and sensors that can capture high-resolution images and videos, making it easy to identify potential problems in areas that are difficult to access, such as rooftops, tall buildings, and pipelines. This not only saves time and money, but it also reduces the risk of injury to workers.

Another benefit of drone inspections is their ability to gather data quickly and accurately. Drones are equipped with cutting-edge technology that allows them to collect data in real-time, making it easy to identify issues as they arise. This data can then be analysed and used to make informed decisions, leading to faster and more efficient problem-solving.

Drones are also environmentally friendly, as they do not require fuel or other resources to operate. This makes them a great option for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and be more eco-friendly.

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Industrial inspection of a distillery chimney.

In addition to these benefits, drones are also incredibly versatile. They can be used in a wide range of industries, including construction, agriculture, and oil and gas. This makes them a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes and industries.

Overall, drones have proven to be an incredibly efficient and cost-effective way to conduct inspections. Their ability to access hard-to-reach areas, gather data quickly and accurately, and be environmentally friendly make them a great option for businesses looking to improve their inspection processes. If you're looking to take your inspections to the next level, consider using drones to get the job done.

Get in touch if you would like to know more about how drones could be beneficial to save you time, money and unnecessary working at height permits.


Scott MacDonald - Professional drone pilot

Scott MacDonald

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. My company, Flying Scotsman UAS, is CAA approved, holding GVC and PCFO certificates, and fully legal with a £5m Public Liability Insurance.

My services include:

  • Aerial Inspections

  • Aerial Surveillance and Security

  • Topographical Surveys

  • Drone Surveys, 3D and 2D mapping

  • Golf Course flyovers and mapping

  • Commercial Videography

  • Property photography and videography

Some of my previous clients include:

  • The National Trust

  • Visit Inverness Loch Ness

  • D&E Coaches

  • Inverness BID

  • Inverness Golf Club

If you wish to know 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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