Port Charlotte’s north side from the air, Isle of Islay

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Aerial picture of a coastal village with whitewashed houses, a beach and a small pier
Port Charlotte’s north side from the air, Isle of Islay

A drone view of Port Charlotte on the Rhinns of Islay, approaching along the coast from the Loch Indaal lighthouse. Port Charlotte pier visible on the left. A Mundell coach approaching the village from Bruichladdich, passing on its way to Portnahaven. Beinn Tart a’Mhill (232m) in the distance.

Port Ellen from the air, Isle of Islay

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Aerial picture of a coastal village around a small loch with a pier and harbour
Port Ellen from the air, Isle of Islay

A drone view of Port Ellen, the main port on Islay for the ferry and barley delivery for the famous Islay whisky. The pier and the grain silo towards the right with Loch Leòdamais stretching across the view. White Hart beach just below us.

Taken from a DJI Phantom 3 in June 2015.

Preparing for a drone flight over Port Charlotte in 2013, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a drone and a remote control on a pier
Preparing for a drone flight over Port Charlotte in 2013, Isle of Islay

A memory from the early days of amateur drone flying (and filming) back in June 2013. I don’t think affordable drones with built in cameras existed back then, instead it was a GoPro in a plastic holder (which you had to start filming before you took off and stop after you landed, as there was no remote. Also no video stream to a display. You just pointed the drone into the vague direction you wanted to film and hoped for the best). Still, filmed this video of Port Charlotte from the air on the day I took this picture. A bit shaky and wobbly, but that was all we had back then.