Are your pilots qualified?

Yes we hold a CAA recognised qualification RPQ-S. We also have our permissions granted for aerial work by the CAA.

Are you insured?

Yes we have insurance for our machines and cameras and £5 million public liability insurance for flight operations in the UK.

Where can I use a drone?

There are a huge range of applications where a drone can save time and money. We are able to fly anywhere in the UK, subject to risk assessment.

Why should I use a drone?

For many tasks, an unmanned aerial system is the most cost effective, efficient and safe option. We can achieve the same, and often better, results to that of a manned aircraft at a fraction of the cost. In many cases, a drone is the most appropriate solution to your aerial data gathering needs.

How safe is it?

Using a drone is often the safest option for a great number of tasks. Wherever it is dangerous or difficult to send personnel, it is far better to send the unmanned equivalent. Most notably, working at height, especially with equipment or tools, can be a risky undertaking, so using our system avoids this danger completely.

Can you see what the camera sees?

Of course! We have a live down-link of the imaging payload that is viewable by the pilot in command of the drone. This enables us to position the camera in the perfect position to capture the data you require.

How far can you fly?

We are currently operating under a standard CAA permission for aerial work which means we can fly up to 500m from the pilot horizontally and 400 feet (120m) vertically. It is possible to get exemptions to fly further and higher but it may incur extra cost and can take up to 3 weeks to organise. Generally the limits are more than sufficient for the majority of projects.

What are your flight times?

Flight times vary depending on the copter and camera payload but are typically around 15-25 minutes per battery set. These times may seem short, but with good planning, a lot can be achieved and we carry plenty of batteries.

Can you fly in bad weather?

For safety reasons we do not fly in wind speeds exceeding of 20km/h. Anything above 18km/h will start to affect the smoothness of the shot. Light snow is OK but we are unfortunately unable fly in rain.

Can you fly indoors?

Yes! As long as there is enough room then we can easily fly indoors. We are not subject to the rules and regulations placed upon us by the C.A.A. however a discussion needs to be had regarding insurance.

How close to people or buildings can you fly?

During take off and landing we have to be at least 30 meters clear of any person of vessel who is not under our direct control. During flight this distance increases to 50 meters.
However if we are on a shoot where everyone is under our direct control, we would brief everyone beforehand, then we are able fly as close as you want! (depending on the pilot and subject being comfortable of course)

Can you edit the media afterwords?

Yes. We can offer all sorts of post production editing, from basic to tv grade professional. Please contact us for more details.

How quickly can you get the footage?

We will happily provide any express service that you wish, be it next day or overnight editing.

How much does it cost?

Each project is different and presents its own unique set of requirements, so we assess every job on a case by case basis. Check the PRICES page for a ballpark figure or call

Will you give me a discount?

Yes !! Naturally, like any operator, we like to be paid to provide a professional service using only highly trained and experienced crews and equipment.  That said we’re more than happy to talk about mutually beneficial packages.

Not got your answer?  Contact us and we will be happy to assist with any of your queries.

You can trust us to provide a high level of service.  Rising View won Dundees Scottish Business Awards BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDER and are also finalists in the Grand Final of Scotlands Business Awards.

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Got a Question? Call our Drone Pilots today! We cover all of Scotland.

Aerial Drone Video & Photography Specialists in Edinbugh, Scotland

(0131) 3570365

Aerial Drone Video & Photography Specialists in Glasgow, Scotland

(0141) 2120833

Aerial Drone Video & Photography Specialists in Aberdeen, Scotland

(01224) 061795

Aerial Drone Video & Photography Specialists in Dundee, Scotland

(01382) 609015

Edinburgh (0131) 3570365

Glasgow (0141) 2120833

Aberdeen (01224) 061795

Dundee (01382) 609015


You’ve probably heard or read a lot in the press about unlicensed, unapproved drone operators that work without insurance or due care and attention; employing one of these companies is dangerous and potentially illegal. All UK pilots must have a BNUC-S or RPQ-S qualification, CAA Permission for Aerial Work and Public Liability insurance. Protect yourself and ask the operator if you are unsure, any approved operator should be happy to show you his ID, and approvals. We are.

Some of our clients

We have completed projects for a huge range of different and high profile clients.  Our aim is to always work professionally and collaboratively with them to ensure that we achieve the client’s specification to a high quality, on time and safely.  Just take a look at what our clients say about us!


  • Blackadders Solicitors

    I have used Rising View many times for drone shoots and have always found them to be very reliable and professional. First class service.

    Martin Paterson
    Director of Property Services
  • Balhousie Care Group

    Balhousie Care Group needed some creative videos for our website to showcase the refurbishment of new homes, Rising View used their creative talent to produce some great videos using aerial drone footage and 360 virtual tours. Their drone work is fantastic and we would highly recommend them to any other business.

    Tony Banks
  • Jon Frullani Architect Ltd

    First class service, very professional and great variety of uses.

    Jon Frullani
  • Forbes of Kingennie

    Rising View have done an exceptional job in creating a video of the resort. They were very professional and they accomplished everything we asked for, even when we were asking them to add in elements that they had never added before. We would definitely recommend using them.

    Libby Forbes
  • mtc.

    Dale is one in a million! You will not find someone with a more friendly ‘can do’ approach to business. Delivers astonishingly good value for money and a professional product to be proud of. Top class.

    Euan Johnstone
    Creative Director
  • Dundee United Football Club

    Rising view delivered exactly what they promised. It was provided with professionalism and all aspects were explained clearly before and during the process. Customer aftercare was prompt and I was left reassured that we were working with experts in this field.

    Joe Rice
    Press Officer
  • Baillies Estate Agent

    We were delighted with the speed of service, professionalism and attention to detail in our dealings with Rising View and will be using them again soon.

    Joe Dolan
    Property Manager
  • Abertay University

    We’ve been delighted to use aerials taken by RisingView. The work was carried out with professionalism and safety in mind at all times. The results are fantastic and would recommend for others who are looking for aerial footage.

    Lisa Trainer
    Video Producer
  • Brechin High School

    We asked Rising view to complete some drone work at our New Community Campus, which is three months away from completion. The work done was fantastic and is now on public display. From the drone images everyone can get an idea of how the site is looking. Work was done quickly and to an excellent standard we are very pleased with the result. Would highly recommend.

    Mr A. Mills
    Depute Head Teacher
  • Galloway Group LTD

    We are delighted with the services provided by Rising View. The video looks fantastic and is an excellent marketing tool receiving some great comments and feedback. Dale is a pleasure to work with and has met all our requests to the highest standard. We would definitely recommend Rising View to other companies looking for aerial footage.

    Nicola Di Marco
    Marketing/Business Development
  • St. Johnstone Football Club

    We were delighted with the unique video footage Rising View were able to record for us of McDiarmid Park. We’ve used what they recorded in our promotional videos and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services.

    Ross Cunningham
    Marketing & Communications Officer
  • Dundee Football Club

    Everyone is very happy with the footage I saw some yesterday myself and it looks amazing. I can say with much confidence that I am pretty sure that we will want to use the drone again.

    Steve Martin
    Commercial Director