About Us

Orkney Sky Cam is one of the few local drone businesses to hold an Operational Authorization granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Orkney Sky Cam is a small family run drone business in Orkney on the remote north coast of Scotland. We cover most aspects of aerial drone work from house portfolios, structure and building inspections to video advertising. We have permission for an altitude of 400 feet and a distance of 500m, this comfortably covers most situations.
The drones we use are a DJI Phantom 4 pro plus, DJI Phantom 3 Pro and a DJI Inspire 1. All drones have state of the art features including smart return to home, a 3 axis gimbal for steady movement, a visual positioning system and they are both GPS and GLONAS guided. We also have a Parrot Anafi thermal drone with 180′ axis for building and thermal inspections.
All have cameras that can record video from 720p to 4K ultra HD, they can also take 21mp stills.
Weather in Orkney can be a problem as we do not fly in the rain and we are restricted in strong winds.
We hold an Operational Authorization granted by the CAA. This does not mean we have free reign of the sky. We still have to follow strict rules and regulations.
Orkney Sky Cam holds public liability insurance for £5,000,000.

We have the ability to fly close to buildings, and into awkward positions where other means of access may not be safe, appropriate or cost effective. We can provide detailed high definition pictures of buildings and structures where access towers, cherry pickers and scaffold may not be viable. We offer a quick solution to investigating an area that needs to be inspected. We can liaise with the client on the ground ensuring that all areas of concern are inspected. The client or surveyor is able to see what the camera is looking at via a real time first person view(FPV), with more detailed results available once drone has landed.


DJI Mini 2
We have two Phantom 4 pros.
20mp stills and 4K video
Parrot Anafi thermal
21mp stills, 4K video with a FLIR Lepton 3.5 thermal-imaging camera with 180′ tilt and 3x zoom. Designed for inspections