Scotland Aerial Filming - Wild A dream drive through North 1 day ago   03:42

John Duncan


For my second aerial film, entitled ‘Wild Scotland’, I wanted to showcase some of the wilderness this magnificent country has to offer. From the Highlands and Islands on the west coast to John O’Groats and North Berwick on the east I’ve captured just a fraction of the stunning wilderness which Scotland has to offer.

I’ve spent the last few months travelling up and down the country capturing locations, carefully planning my schedule to take advantage of the best light, be that dawn or dusk. Along the way I’ve been lucky to pick up some unexpected shots such as deer near Ardnamurchan and a large group of seals in a bay near John O’ Groats at the very top of the British mainland. I was lucky to experience a prolonged spell of good weather so filming this was a much faster process than for my first aerial film; Beautiful Scotland -

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.

Big shout out to Drew Gibson ( who has done another magnificent job colour grading this and also to Pete Smith ( who created the sound mix. Cheers also to Rob Waugh ( for feeding back throughout the edit and helping suggest locations.

Locations in order –

An Teallach
Ardnamurchan lighthouse
Bidein A’ Ghlas Thuill
Mangersta Sea Stacks, Isle of Harris
Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris
Callanish Standing stones, Isle of Lewis
Duncansby Bay (Seal shot)
Tantallon Caslte
Bass Rock
Duncansby sea stacks
Glen Etive
Castle Stalker
Forth Rail Bridge
Neist Point, Isle of Skye

Music again by the fantastic Tony Anderson – Eyes Wide Open

For footage licencing enquiries please email me at –


Comments 182 Comments

Michael Firmbach
WOW! That‘s really awesome!👏👏👏
Jonas Stuart
Fab. I could've watched this for hours °¬)
Frankie Billington
Amazing video Thank-you
Scotland is so Ugly… if there is a beautifuul part it's nothing more than 3 minutes of videoPour people!!!!!Pour Country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Nothing atractive for tourist's
Nathan Unger
Jack Zhang
Come here again after I drive myself in Highland,perfect
Mountain Man BASE
Amazing work! Big fan! Would you be interested in filming some BASE jumping?
James Mackenzie
Hello John, just came by to let you know I always come back to this vid when I'm needing a lift. Thanks for showing our country off at its best. This movie is really moving and really beautiful. :Cheers, J
David Aguilar Photography
Wow the best drone video of Scotland I've ever seen! Great work man, so well captured the moments with the animals, light, and those epic places that are not so well known! Congrats.
Croulin Productions
Beautiful shots!! Check out the short film we just released about scottish wildlife -
Luton daddy
sana sliti
Beautiful work
And I run
Stunning...! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
The Speaking Shutter
May I know what was the setup used to shoot this?
Phantom 4 pro or Inspire ?
LeEcHeR 1
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!
Terry Edgerton
Great Stuff John. Thank you.🇦🇺
Jazz Cat
I moved away from Scotland to pursue my career but I watch this video every so often to remind myself how lucky I am to come from such a beautiful part of the world.
Step Conn
Stunning scenery stunningly captured. Getting your times right for the sun to play its part really paid off and including audio as well as the perfect music choice great work, masterpiece 👌 brings the pride back, thanks for the feeling👍
Mattia Stellino
i have been in scotland this summer, people are incredible, the land is just amazing, i will come back soon, i promise!
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A dream drive through North Scotland Aerial Filming - Wild 1 day ago   05:15

Floating through some spectacular scenery in NW Scotland, April 21st 2014.

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Music licensed from, it's called "Dreams and Visions" by Tony Anderson