The sleeping Giant – Shortlisted image, British Photography awards 2019

Southspear Media & Surveys Ltd.


Is a safety focused, certified and insured drone business based in Shetland.


We provide several aerial imaging services to our customers, particular strengths are in FPV, outdoor sports, landscape and industrial imaging with a specialist focus on wildlife.


We have a wide range of drones to fit any need and can offer a drone pilot service as well as rental of equipment.


Below are just a few of many happy customers we have had the pleasure of working with.

Services include:

  • licencing material from our huge Archive - Access terabytes of high quality 4k and 5k resolution material ranging from landscape to rare wildlife, animal behaviors and experiences of Shetlands wildlife.

  • Commissioned drone pilot services - Hire a skilled, CAA certified & insured pilot to either fly your equipment or provide a number of craft to meet your needs.

  • Surveys & inspection - With a fleet of craft with advance optical zoom capabilities any range of detailed survey applications can be catered for at up to 5k resolution.

  • Consulting, guiding and scouting services - Take advantage of a detailed insight to locations and make use of our detailed knowledge and local networks.

  • Equipment hire - Contact us to discuss your kit needs ranging from gopros to High end Drone equipment and safety gear.

  • Coaching and drone tours -Join us on planned trips tailored to your needs. We focus on building your knowledge base and skillset while embeding safe systems of work, all the while you will be the field gaining hands on experiance. We will help you to, "Get the shot". Take advantage of our detailed knowledge of the islands and our wildlife. We can give you opportunity to trial equipment, or work with you and your own kit under guidance to help you maximise its potential.