Why choose us over other companies?

Meadowhead Aerial Photography Scotland is a small, privately owned company based in Aberdeenshire and on the Island of Lewis where Richard is located.


Both Richard and Tom are fully qualified pilots  (RPAs) or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) which are often referred to as "drones" by the media. We satisfy the Civil Aviation Authority requirements to own and operate our equipment proficiently and safely having approved operations manuals and insurance requirements in place.


From Tom's previous experience of holding a private helicopter pilot licence and the knowledge gained building and maintaining our own equipment, you can be assured that you are dealing with a team that has Health and Safety at the forefront of our business but also an incredible wealth of technological knowledge of UAVs. When speaking to us you quickly understand our passion for this new technology!


We are available at short notice if required to carry out aerial photography around the UK using the impressive Inspire 1 Pro, or the DJI S900 hexacopter with a DJI X5 4K camera which allows us to take high definition videos and static photographs, we also have a couple of DIi Mavics which are handy to take into some more remote locations due to their small size and weight. The costs may not be as high as you think.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


We have invested in high quality equipment so that you can rest assured that whether you require a video and/ or still photos from us, the service you receive will be first class.


MAP Scotland is available for a variety of work such as

  • aerial shots of properties prior to sale

  • aerial shots of your home as an unusual gift

  • surveys of properties (e.g. roofs) and other difficult to access areas

  • surveys of country estates for assessment of work required e.g. storm damage of woodland, flooding

  • Film and creative work where we now have post production facilities


We are very well placed to provide aerial footage of the progress of work on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), particularly the Northern leg of the route and would welcome any enquiries regarding this.


Use of RPAs (Remotely Piloted Aircraft) for photography can cut out the need for erecting expensive scaffolding and also allows visualisation of difficult to access places. Recently we carried out an aerial survey of a 15th-century church tower in Hinton St George, Somerset, and obtained shots of forest damage after a storm in Sutherland and Caithness which allows fast assessment of what work is to be done, and how best to access the hillside areas. We have also been actively involved in a natural history documentary in Scotland.