Long distance drone flights “to boost business” in remote Scotland – The Scotsman

New laws which will allow drones to fly longer distances than ever before could boost business in the most remote parts of Scotland, it has been claimed.

Business leaders will gather in Inverness for Drone Week from tomorrow (Monday) to hear how new regulations, currently being devised, will allow Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS) navigation of the unmanned aircraft in the UK for the first time.

With longer drone missions possible under the reforms, drone technology will allow parts of the Highlands and Islands to become more accessible, said Dr Sue Wolfe, business manager for the Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (ARPAS).

Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and coastal management are among areas expected to benefit from the new flight rules, by simplifying and cutting costs of tracking and mapping vast open spaces.

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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