Saltire Aerial Surveys, a division of Hydro-Dynamics Ltd, is a Fife based Remote Photography and Video Company creating digital media for a wide array of applications throughout Scotland and the UK.

Aerial Photography is the art of taking photos from the sky. Aerial Videography likewise, is the art of taking video from the sky. Both have their uses and are most commonly brought into play for such things as Real Estate and home showcasing, construction/developer use and advertising & marketing but applications are limitless.

We have now expanded our survey and inspection services to include remote controlled, camera-equipped UAV’s which provide an aerial perspective that will captivate and delight your audience. These small, highly manoeuvrable craft can fly at low altitudes to capture pictures that full size crafts simply are not capable of, at a fraction of the cost.

These applications are great for surveying on specific grounds or the sheer joy of looking at the world from a different perspective. SAS uses a remote controlled copter to take aerial shots. This method is great for low altitude aerial photography and is very cost-effective. Because these crafts are battery powered they are extremely quiet, making it easy to fly in neighbourhoods and business districts without causing a disturbance.

Unmanned radio controlled aerial copters are exceptionally accurate and have the ability to take great shots of landscapes, real estate, construction projects, entertainment attractions, business properties and survey sites. It offers the most versatile form of aerial photography and aerial videography available.

Our camera equipped UAV’s can provide extremely stable HD Aerial Footage for Real Estate Aerial Photography, Inspection, Development, Construction, Demolition and Fire Damage as well as Feature Films, Television, Independent Films, Commercials, Documentaries and all your Aerial Media needs. We are a Fife based company offering our services throughout Scotland and the UK.

Aerial Photos & Video Make An Impact!

They provide an overall view that is simply not possible from ground level. See the entire scope of a property and demonstrate the advantages of its location. Show access routes and neighbouring developments. Aerial Images make perfect legal documents, planning tools, presentation aids, promotional or marketing materials, and are a wonderful way to showcase any property.

We can fly where no full sized craft can

We are able to take off on a moment’s notice and fly through narrow areas such as city streets or natural obstructions at low altitudes. We can fly closer to subjects and perform shots too dangerous for a full size aircraft.

We’re Green!

Because our aircraft are all electric, we are much better for the environment than manned helicopters or even gas-powered radio controlled models. No noise pollution either!

Instant Results

You can get your video on the spot after we land.

Video Editing

We can edit the film for you, even adding music or voice-over for a professional result that can be used for presentations, uploaded to a website or treasured as a keepsake for years to come.

Attention Producers

Add a dynamic perspective to your commercial, television show or film with aerial videography. Our remote controlled, camera equipped UAV’s can fly through narrow areas such as city streets or natural obstructions at low altitudes. They are able to fly very close to subjects and perform manoeuvres too dangerous for a full sized aircraft. And because they are all battery powered, there is no noise disturbance.

Estate Agents

Aerial photography and video gives a breath taking view of any home. Show prospective clients the entirety of a property while showcasing the beauty of the neighbourhood from a unique perspective. Give a copy of the video to the buyers as a Thank You gift – they’ll treasure it and will remember you. You’ll increase sales and differentiate yourself from the competition!


Aerial pictures can be utilized in promotional campaigns and brochures to showcase your business. Use aerial videos on your website, in PowerPoint Presentations, e-mails and computer software applications.

Promote Golf Courses, Parks, Attractions, etc.

Aerial photos and video of your grounds can be utilized in promotional campaigns, brochures, presentations and on your website to show customers the scope of your facilities.

Contractors, Architects, Development Engineers and Landscapers

Aerial photos and video show all of the details of your project and surrounding area. They provide an excellent, cost-effective measurement of construction progress and are extremely helpful in the design and development phase. Catalogue the entire project when you video before, during, and after completion.


Aerial pictures can be utilized in yearbooks, promotional campaigns, brochures, construction progress, etc. In addition, aerial photos and video are excellent for the school’s website to show prospective students the campus and surrounding area.


Aerial photos and video showcase your property, fields and livestock like no other photograph can accomplish.


What better way to capture your outdoor wedding, family reunion, company picnic or gathering than aerial pictures or video?

Sporting Events

Show off the home team when you film the big game from above like the pros do. Priced reasonably, this is perfect for schools and colleges. Post them to your website!

A Unique Gift

Who wouldn’t love an aerial picture or video of their greatest investment and hard work? An aerial video or photo of one’s home is a unique gift that will be treasured for years to come. In addition, pictures and video can be shared with out-of- town friends and family.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further any of the services we can provide.