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 Video - The Old Inverurie Paper Mill

Tuesday 1st December 2015

Been a long time again but here is my latest video showing the old closed and now knocked down Inverure Paper Mill, this was filmed in very early 2015 prior to any demolition works happening - Click Here to View Video.

New Pictures - Inverurie Paper Mill Demolition

Monday 6th July 2015

Aerial pictures of the Inverurie Paper Mill sited just outside Port Elphinstone near the town of Inverurie which was open from 1860 until 2009. Currently building number 4 is being knocked down to make way for a new up and coming project that isn't 100% decided yet but more than likely be an energy from waste powerstation which turns household and industrial waste into energy thats sold back to the national powergrid.


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New Pictures - Craiginches Prison Demolition

Saturday 28th February 2015

A few aerial pictures of the demolition works happening at the Craiginches Prison (HMP Aberdeen) sited in Torry Aberdeen where it was open from 1890 until 2014 with all inmates being moved to the new super prison called HMP Grampian in Peterhead. It is believe that the area will be used for flats but at the time of writting wasn't 100%.


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New Pictures - Northbay Pelagic Fire Damage - Peterhead

Sunday 25th January 2015

A few Aerial pictures of the Northbay Pelagic fish factory sited in Peterhead cuty centre where a huge fire ripped through during the course of over 10 hours on the 17th January 2015. Flames and Smoke could be seen for miles with homes being evacuated nearby for safety reasons, it was later found and released that an electrical fault in a store room had caused the fire to start first igniting foam and spreading to nearby boxes.


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New Video - Sovereign BF380 Shipwreck - Inverallochy

Sunday 25th January 2015

My first video in over a year due to other commitements so thought I would do a short edit first, this video follows on from the pictures that were taken of the Sovereign BF380 Shipwreck which ran a ground back in 2005. Click Here to View the video

New Pictures - Sovereign BF380 Shipwreck - Inverallochy

Saturday 17th January 2015

Aerial Pictures of the Banff registered Sovereign BF380 which ran aground off the coast of Inverallochy near Fraserburgh during a stormy night back on 18th December 2005. At the time of the accident there were 5 crew members on-board who all were saved and rescued by a sea king helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth.


The vessel was left listing at an angle of 30 degree's for sometime but due to weather and decay she is nearly completely on her side as you can see in the photo's.


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New Pictures - Kintore Golf Club, Aberdeenshire

Saturday 17th January 2015

Some aerial pictures of Kintore golf course which is sited just outside of Aberdeen near Inverurie. Founded in 1911 with an original 9 hole layout the course remained pretty much unchanged until 1991 were they purchased extra land to enable them to increase it to the full 18 holes.


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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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