Wild Scotland

Wild Scotland - Scotland Aerial Filming

The motive for filming Wild Scotland was simple: I wanted to showcase the most stunning scenery the nation has to offer. Filmed entirely by drone, I shot dramatic scenes up and down the country, from stags on mountainsides in Ardnamurchan to the world’s largest gannet colony at the Bass Rock. The project was shot over six months in order to take advantage of the very best light available.

I was delighted when the film gave me my second Vimeo ‘Staff Pick’. It also featured on National Geographic’s website and numerous social media platforms, as well as winning the landscape category at the New York City Drone Film Festival in 2016. The piece is one half of a duo of Scottish films I’ve created (you can watch the first, Beautiful Scotland, here), which have been viewed over 1.5 million times worldwide.
Behind the Scenes

Making this film involved a series of mini adventures. Hiking up Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill at 3am in the pitch dark, to film the spectacular serrated ridge of An Teallach, and hearing stags roaring in the valleys below is a memory that will stay with me for a very long time. Also filming Bass Rock near North Berwick, which is home is to the world’s largest single rock Gannet colony with some 40,000 pairs of birds, at first light was a real treat.

The film was mostly shot on the DJI Inspire 1 and for the more remote locations I used the DJI Phantom 3 which can be packed in a backpack really easily.

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