Use of Drones on Scotland’s Canals

From Neptune’s Staircase to the Crinan Canal and The Kelpies, Scotland’s waterways offer an array of incredible sights and countless opportunities for taking great pictures and video.

However, if you‘d like to use a drone on our property, for safety reasons the following rules apply:

  • All commercial drone users must submit a filming application via our filming hub and ensure that all appropriate certification, including insurance, is in place and that a safe flying plan is agreed. Charges may apply to filming or other commercial activities.
  • Leisure drone operators must follow the Civil Aviation Authority Drone Code at all times; flying over boats, lock chambers, bridges, The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies, and other members of the public is not permitted.

If in doubt, please contact our filming team via 

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