1/2 Million escape to virtual Scotland

Date published: 09 October 2020

Our Virtual Reality 360 degree drone filmed videos have been viewed over 1/2 MILLION times!

Escape the New Normal and soar above St Kilda, Staffa take yourself to some of Scotland's most iconic seascapes, visit distilleries and board a ferry!

Our record-breaking Virtual Reality drone filmed videos have been viewed over ½ million times across social media channels providing a welcome distraction to the limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Eight iconic coastal location features in the innovative drone filmed videos. The videos are in 360-degree format that provides a further immersive experience.

The films include; flying high above the sea cliffs at St Kilda and soaring with the Puffins on Staffa. The top viewed video features one of Scotland’s most iconic yet inaccessible anchorages at Loch Scavaig that sits under the brooding Cullin mountains of Skye.

In addition, viewers are given stunning fly over views of sailing areas at Oban, Canna, Inverness and Mingulay. The 360-degree video also takes viewers inside distilleries at Oban and Islay and aboard ferries to Canna and Port Ellen on Islay.

For the full experience, simply click the images below, head to our YouTube channel and see the videos in their full-screen glory! Then, click and drag the video to look around and discover the magic that awaits you in the stones of our towering, crumbling castles; within the deep, dark waters of our lochs; and on the banks of our canals first carved from the rugged rock centuries ago. For an immersive experience so real you'll swear you felt the salt-spray of the sea air, choose the 4K version of the videos!

Create your own unforgettable moments as you sail Scotland by downloading our free brochure and make sure you share your adventures with us on social media by tagging them with #MustSeaScotland or uploading them to our gallery!

Explore the Isle of Canna in 360° VR

Small Isles

The Isle of Canna on Scotland's west coast might only be five miles long and just over a mile wide, but it's home to some BIG adventures!

Its soaring basalt cliffs make it a haven for seabirds such as shags, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, puffins, fulmars and Manx shearwaters, while the island's culture, archaeology and scenery make it one of the most interesting destinations in the Hebrides. It's also home to Cafe Canna, which dishes up delicious locally-sourced delights.

Enjoy an adventure around Islay in 360° VR

Inner Hebrides

Whether you’re treading its white sandy beaches, marvelling at its majestic scenery, or draining a few drams in one of its many distilleries, exploring Scotland's beautiful isle of Islay is an unforgettable experience.

Sail Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal in 360° VR

Caledonian Canal, Highlands

Take to the iconic waters of Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal for a monster-hunting, dolphin-spotting adventure in this spectacular 360° video! Wondering why you #MustSeaScotland? From breathtaking castles and incredible wildlife to the on-going mystery of Nessie, Inverness and Loch Ness has no shortage myths, majesty - and more than a little magic.


Explore the Outer Hebrides' Mingulay in 360° VR

Outer Hebrides

Whether you’re watching the sunset dip and dance over ancient standing stones; sinking your toes into some of the world’s best beaches; or marvelling at majestic wildlife, there’s no shortage of epic experiences to be had on Mingulay and the other islands of the otherworldly Outer Hebrides. It’s a land of myths and majesty where magic can be found all around you. It’s in the stones of its soaring sea cliffs; within the deep, dark waters of its anchorages; and in the stories and sounds of its rich Gaelic culture. Simply put, these incredible islands are some of the best reasons you #MustSeaScotland!

Undertake an adventure around Oban in 360° VR

Argyll & Bute

Undertake an adventure around Scotland's ‘Gateway to the Isles’ - beautiful Oban - in our 360 degree video. The largest town in Argyll & the Isles, Oban is home to some of the finest seafood found anywhere in Scotland as well McCaig’s Tower – a coliseum lookalike that crowns the heights overlooking the town; Oban Distillery – one of the oldest (and smallest – it only has two stills!) distilleries in Scotland; and many more wonderful sights, tastes and experiences.

Discover the magic of the Isle of Skye in 360° VR

Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides

Explore Skye in this 360 degree video and discover an island alive with magic - and why you simply #MustSeaScotland! The largest of the Inner Hebrides, Skye is home to some of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes. From the Old Man of Storr to the Quiraing and the Cuillin mountain range, Skye offers a plethora of sights to enthral the senses – and twist the tongue!

Uncover the secrets of St Kilda in 360° VR

Outer Hebrides

Uncover the secrets of St Kilda in this 360 degree video as you set sail to what feels like the edge of the world and discover why you #MustSeaScotland! An isolated volcanic archipelago that's home to soaring sea cliffs, lost villages, and the largest colony of puffins in Europe, explore just some of the wonders that await you on your next adventure around Scotland!

Step inside Fingal's Cave on Staffa in 360° VR

Inner Hebrides

Explore the myths, music and wildlife of the Isle of Staffa and set virtual foot inside the unique, haunting, and utterly unforgettable Fingal's Cave in this 360 degree video! A 227-foot cavern comprised entirely of hexagonal stone, Sir Walter Scott called Fingal's Cave “one of the most extraordinary places I ever beheld.” Click and drag the video to look around and see for yourself why you simply #MustSeaScotland


Fancy a wee peek behind the scenes?

Find out more about the creation of our #MustSeaScotland 360 degree videos and see how we worked with Airborne Lens to allow the world to experience some of Scotland's most incredible sights by clicking the image below!

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