As well as contracted work, I work daily capturing images for national (And Local) newspapers. You can see below a selection of publications my work can be regularly seen in.

Craig Mathieson
(British Polar Explorer), Macdonald Aviemore Resort (Hotels and resorts), The Travel Channel, Inverness Caley Marina, Inverness University of Highlands and Islands, BBC Focus Magazine, brechin tindal oatts (Law/Litigation), Communicating By Design Limited, The Independent, The Times, Golf Illustrated, The Guardian, BBCI, The Herald, The Scotsman, The Sunday Post, Daily Record, Edinburgh News, The Catholic Church of Scotland, The Star, Metro, The Scottish Sun newspaper, Daily Mail, The Inverness Press and Journal, The Stirling Observer, The Strathspey
Herald, Total Film Magazine, TV Digital (German) magazine, Aeriel Camera Systems, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Danny Alexander MP, BBC In House magazine, BBC (Day in
Pictures), BBC News, Scottish Television News (STV), British Philatelic Bulletin (Royal Mail), Mobility (UK Government agency), Mammals UK magazine, Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain (Calendar), Chartered Institute of Housing, Safedem (Demolition), SUST (Scottish Government funded) and others (Available on request).

Below you can browse a selection of images taken from the UAV, fixed wing aircraft (Piper Warrior) and 10 Metre elevated pole.

The carnegie club skibo castle aerial image

Above: The Carnegie Club Skibo Estate

The carnegie club skibo castle aerial image

Above: The Carnegie Club Skibo Estate golf course

Above: Aerial image of fire at tourist attraction, Scottish Highlands.

Above: New water treatment plant in Aviemore, Scotland

Above: Vertical aerial image of new Kart racecourse in Aviemore, Scotland

Above: Commercial property Greenock

Above: Dalwhinnie Distillery aerial photograph

Above: Ruthven Barracks Kingussie Scotland aerial photograph.

Above: Drumochter, Highland. Aerial still taken from video created for TV documentary.

Secluded bothy on the West Coast of Scotland

Above: Inverness UHI campus under construction aerial image

The image below shows the balloon! Further down you will notice lower level aerial images taken with the custom elevated pole.

Above: City of London. All permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority, Diplomatic Protection Group and Greater London Police gained as part of the Aerial Photography Service.

Above: Pole Aerial shot showing chainsaw carver in action at Carve Carrbridge, Highland

Above: Pole Aerial shot at Carve Carrbridge, Highland

Above: Aerial image from fixed wing aircraft showing Waste processing site near Aberdeen, Scotland

Above: Balloon aerial image at steel processing works in Strathclyde

Above: Kite aerial photograph showing the historic City of Adelaide ship in Irvine, Scotland

Above: Balloon aerial image at quarry / quarry equipment manufacturer demo day.

Above: Pole aerial image for Terex Finlay

Aerial Photography Scotland and worldwide. CAA approved UAV aerial photographer and videographer.

From producing content for the BBC, SKY, The Travel Channel and others to major publications such as The Times, Guardian and more, Aaron has the experience to produce both still images and broadcast quality aerial video.

Using the DJI Inspire X5S UAV for high quality broadcast exceeding quality footage and excellent quality aerial images.

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Above: Drone video of farming operations short.

Above: Loch An Eilean, Highland, Scotland aerial image.

Peter Farrer Chief Operating Officer of Scottish Water press image.

RWE Energy Kingussie Shinty press image.

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh and Scottish Parliament

Zara, the UK's third Polar Bear press image

Aerial photography from fixed wing aircraft and tethered Helium Balloon nr Aberdeen.

Aerial photograph near Dundee, solar panel PV installation. Old aerial photography setup.

Aerial Photography?

Yes, I take images worldwide. On client request in sensitive locations use my tethered Aerostat. My rig is a large Blue Balloon (Bluebird) tethered using high tech Dyneema line and a stabilised radio controlled DSLR pan/tilt camera rig. Images come out clear, and the rig can be used where many UAV's and fixed wing aircraft cant, such as London City. The Helikite is near silent as it is non powered.

I am approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to operate a UAV. The DJI Inspire X5 takes fabulous images and video, it is even possible to create 3D land maps! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for UAV imaging requests, the website has an aerial photography booking enquiry form Here

Above: Excavating buildings bombed in WW2 from the dirt in Dresden.

When very high altitude images are to be taken, I utilise a fixed wing single engine aircraft for a flyover, circuiting the target area gathering images as I fly! All flights with the Helikite are approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. You can find Aerial Scotland aerial photography at

Aerial image of Ruthven Barracks, Scotland. Taken from screenshot of video.

Inverness aerial photograph from a fixed wing Warrior aircraft

Above: Husky

Pole Aerial Photography?

Yes! I use a custom built extendable portable pole to create elevated images. Whether it be an archaeological dig or corporate company headquarters, the pole is a fantastic way of creating a single photo, or for something a little different, a multi image stitched panorama. The pole can be used in pretty much any area when all other aerial solutions are shown to be impractical.

Pole aerial image - Inverness Caley Marina

Pole aerial image - Timber sawmill, Boat of Garten Scotland

Press photography?

Certainly! I work with a number of UK organisations and companies to create images for print and online publishing. With a 4x4, high quality camera equipment and GPS tagging, I can photograph almost any location or event

Peter Andre press image

Craig Mathieson Polar Explorer Scotland press image

Winter bridge image for TV weather production backdrop

Light painting

Kessock Bridge, Inverness Scotland


From Scotland, England, Ireland, Greece to Romania and Germany, the USA and other countries, I can often cover worldwide assignments with only 24 Hours notice. For assignments in Scotland it is often possible to be on location within hours of a call.


I love Flickr, which is why I upload much of my work on it. See my Flickr photostream Here!

How do I contact you?

You can email me any time (As soon as you send it, it will beep in my pocket!) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I connect?

I'm on Twitter:

Above: Billboard Bullboard Spain

Aerial image of Donald Trump's golf course nr Aberdeen

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Note I do not undertake wedding assignments.

Below you can browse a small selection of images I have taken. View them all on my Flickr photostream here:

Sally Gunnell OBE

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister and UK selfie queen.

Above: Grandmaster Flash fans

Above: Grandmaster Flash

Photograph of Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond MP

Above Gary Boyd, UK PGA tour golfer. Below, SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge

Below: First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon

Above: Donald Trump poses for the opening of his new golf course, Aberdeen. Pics

Above: Berlin Brandenburg Gate by night

Above: The late "Dreadlock Mike, Michigan"

Pope visit to Edinburgh and Glasgow

Above: Scotland's former First Minister Alex Salmond, Golfer Luke Donald and then CEO of Barclays Bank, Bob Diamond.

Above and below: On the set of "The Angels Share" with Ken Loach (Below)

Above: Neil Marshall directs Centurion.

Above: On the set of "Three - Love Lies and Betrayal" A Bolywood production with Vikram Bhatt and Nasheel Al Sardeer.

Above: British Premier David Cameron

Above: Charles Ingram, resident in car on A9 road, Scotland. National coverage.

Above: Royal Scottish Geographical Society Polar explorer in residence, Craig Mathieson. Craig was described as Scotland's greatest living explorer by the
Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

Above: "Tony the Fridge" who completed a record breaking run from John O Groats to Lands End with a Smeg fridge on his back. Pics

Above: Carrbridge in winter.

Above: The late Mercedes the Polar Bear in snow.

Above: Child inspects an exhibit at the Dundee Science Centre

Above: "Dreadlock Mike", who later was infamously mown down and killed in a hit and run near the Comerica Stadium, Detroit.

Above: Fountain at Timisoara, Romania.

Above: Chainsaw carver at Carve Carrbridge, chainsaw carving competition in Scotland

Scottish Parliament Edinburgh night image.