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Welcome to BestViewedFromAbove.co.uk a website displaying images and video from various platforms in and around the Aberdeen area.

 

As the site develops we will be posting help and tips for all you new people out there as well as very soon offering Aerial Photography services on completion of my certification course.

New Pictures - Menie House, Trumps Golf Course

Sunday 8th June 2014

Sundays weather couldn't go to waste so nipped in by Mr Trumps International Links Golf Course for some pictures but decided only to go as far as the Menie House building, I thought it would be unfare for golfers to pay upto £190 per round only to listen and be distracted by a small heli-cam. I am hoping to get permission to do video and Pictures in the near future but am not holding my breath.

 

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New Pictures - St Nicholas House

Saturday 17th May 2014

Some aerial pictures of the now part demolished St Nicholas House which housed all of the council's administration staff prior to moving to Marshall College across the road. All works should are expected to be completed later 2014 where a £103 million redevelopment called the "Marshall Civil Square" will commence that will bring shops, cafes and help bring out the best of Provest Skene House and Marshall College.

 

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New Pictures - Aberdeen Football Club Stadium

Sunday 16th March 2014

Here's some aerial pictures of the Aberdeen Football Club stadium sited at Pittodrie near Aberdeen's city centre. Home to the club since 1903 with a total capacity of 21,421 it is made up of four stands - Richard Donald (Dick Donald), Main Stand, Merkland Road (Family Stand) and finally the South Stand where also the away supporters sit.

There are plans for a new stadium to be build out beside the Cove area of the city but nothing has been set in stone, the plan for Pittodrie? Well as Stewart Milne is a major shareholder and club chairman we can all guess whats going to be built........just in case you don't here's a hint - Flats.

New Pictures - Jimmy Chungs Fire Damage

Saturday 22nd February 2014

The fire at Jimmy Chungs chinese restaurant on the Beach Esplanade in Aberdeen started at around 04:30am on the 20th Feb 2014 but at the time of writing no formal cause has been found or been made available to the public. It took a total of 70 fire fighters just to get it under control and was still smoldering 12 hours later causing a huge amount of damage to Jimmy Chungs but worse still three other businesses were effected too, TC Fish Restaurant, Pier Bestro and ADS Janitorial.

 

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New Pictures - Craiginches Prison

Saturday 11th January 2014

Aerial pictures of the now close Craiginches Prison grounds within the Torry area of Aberdeen which operated with a capacity of around 220 from 1890 and 2014. Also the site for the last capital punushment hanging in Scotland during 1963 of Henry Burnett after killing Thomas Guyan with a single shot gun wound to the head. All inmates have moved to the new Peterhead state of the art super prison.

 

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New Video - 2013 So Far...

Saturday 23rd November 2013

2013 So Far...Best Viewed From Above 2013 So Far...Best Viewed From Above

Again been longer than expected to post another video but do really enjoy how i've put this together, a lot of footage hasn't been used so hopefully before the end of the year there will be another one. hope you guys enjoy and thanks for the support.

New Pictures and Video - Royal Cornhill Hospital After Fire

Thursday 14th November 2013

Aerial pictures and video of the damaged caused to the Royal Cornhill Hospital after it went up on fire on the 5th November 2013 requiring 70 fire fighters to get it under control.

 

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New Pictures - Aberdeen Harbour at Night

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

My very first attempt at taking an aerial picture at night, tried a lot of different settings on the camera until I got a picture close to being presentable. Not bad for the first go but a lot of learning to do all the same so expect to see some red and green LED's floating about the sky at night.

 

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New Pictures - Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

Tuesday 6th August 2013

A few shots from one of my latest outings at Dunnottar Castle just south of Stonehaven in Scotland. These were taken on a beautiful sunny summers day using my DJI S800 craft prior to a little accident caused by...ME!

 

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New Pictures - Normandy Beach, France

Monday 24th June 2013

Taken during my first day of the tour of Europe these pictures were taken just outside of Normandy Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

 

Truely a wonderful site that has to be visited, not that many pictures due to security personnel taking a keen interest in me and my equipment.

 

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New Pictures - Aberdeen Harbour

Tuesday 11th June 2013

Here are some more pictures of Aberdeen Harbour taken during the fine spell of weather we have been having. This flight could of ended in disaster but luckily enough there are fail safes onboard that saved the craft from making a splash!

 

Still really good pictures and starting to really like this helicopter!

 

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