Monday saw us in Pitlochry delivering a drone workshop to fellow Scottish Fisheries Coordination Centre (SFCC) members. The aim of the course was to familiarise the attendees with drone flight and best practice guidance allowing safe, legal use of drones.

Stuart talks the group through pre-flight checks, Faskally House is in the background.

Drones are not inexpensive and whilst gaining confidence there is a certain amount of apprehension with regard to flying. I think all the attendees left with their confidence boosted and some ideas as to the value and potential uses of drones.

Faskally House and Marine Science Scotland from the sky. We took advantage of breaks in the showers to get the drones in the air.

It has certainly become an integral part of our kit and something that we really wouldn’t like to be without.

We would like to thank Sean Dugan of Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS) for organising and running the event yesterday.

Besides there functional use for Trusts, drones can provide a unique perspective for photography and make take fantastic photos.