I’m Angus Mackie, a professional photographer, photography tutor and commercial drone pilot, based just north of Inverness on the beautiful Black Isle.  I’m on the North Coast 500 and am well placed to discover most of the Highlands.  The iconic scenery of Glen Affric and the Cairngorms are close by whilst many of the wild and dramatic locations on the west coast are within easy reach.

Mountains, landscapes, coastlines….  As a landscape and panoramic photographer who specialises in 360° photography, I enjoy exploring Scotland and its wild and remote places and have discovered some of the best photography locations in the Highlands over the last 35 years of living up here.  With a broad and wide ranging knowledge of the Highlands, I still enjoy finding new locations and fresh perspectives for my photography.  The use of natural light to capture stunning scenery at spectacular locations is very much a key factor for my photography.

As a fully qualified and insured CAA Aapproved UAS (Drone) Pilot with full CAA Permission for Commercial Operations, I have approval from the CAA for a wide range of commercial aerial photography applications for both day and night time flying.

I’m a qualified Summer Mountain Leader, a Sea Kayak Leader and a UKCC Level 2 Sea Kayaking coach, with many years experience of leading and guiding.  I was also a longstanding member of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team for 20 years.


Welcome to the Scotland360° website from Angus Mackie.

Featuring web based, interactive images and video of Scotland and the Scottish outdoors, there are a number of key themes running through the site. Compiled from many of my images taken over the last 35 years of living, working and exploring in the Highlands, this website is a resource, a shop window and a travelogue featuring Scotland as I know and enjoy it.

Scottish mountain photography, sea kayaking photography around Scotland's beautiful and varied coastline, Scottish landscapes and iconic locations in Scotland are all showcased within the website.

360° Blog


If you enjoy photography and would like to better understand how to compose and take better landscapes, then join me on one of the Scotland360° Photography Workshops - on land or on sea....!!

A landscape photographer at heart, I specialise in sea kayaking, mountaineering and panoramic landscape photography. As a photography tutor experienced in running photography courses, I enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with others.

Whether you would like to join me for photographic group tuition or to plan that one to one specialist photographic day, if it's based in the outdoors, please contact me with your requirements.



I specialise in 360° panoramic photography and have considerable experience and expertise in this field. Preferring a wider scale landscape format for presentation of my photographs, many of my images are presented in a wide format to convey the sense of place more realistically.

Immersive, interactive photography is highly rewarding and has led to some exciting web based developments, some of which are now on my website.

A wide range of lenses, High Definition cameras mounted on my sea kayak and aerial photography from my drone all complement my approach to photography and panoramic perspectives.

360° Images


360° video in action on the sea. Join in the experience on a sea kayaking journey from the Ross of Mull to Iona. Rotate, zoom and pan the image and whilst you're doing so, enjoy the scenery and the action.

Click on the image below to experience the effect.


Interactive 360° photography on the summit of Sgurr Mor in the Fannaichs. Each panorama starts as a mosaic of up to 250 photographs stitched, blended and manipulated to achieve the final result.

Click on the image below to experience the effect.

For more information, or to make contact, please call 07780 787034 or email angus@scotland360.co.uk

Specialist 360° panoramic photography, virtual tours and virtual reality

Sea to Summit photography, workshops and phototours

Images on my Online Sales pages are all available for purchase as Digital Downloads for use on webpages, presentations or to print out for your own use and enjoyment.


As well as being a professional photographer, I’m also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters with many years of forestry experience. The two disciplines have co-existed nicely throughout the last 35 years and I’ve also added a number of outdoor qualifications.

My professional forestry experience spans Operational Management, through Windthrow Research to managing Geographic Information Systems and I’m currently involved with Forest Certification for sustainable forest management as well as long term programming and planning for forestry.

I’m a qualified Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and also an Institute of Chartered Foresters Assessor for those aspiring to professional membership.

Over the years in photography, I’ve produced audio visual presentations, runs of postcards, I’ve been commissioned by the BBC for an early project in 360° photography from the summits of mountains and I have also been featured in The Guardian, The Scotsman and The Herald, to name but a few newspapers.

I moved into photography tutoring in 2014 and not only have I run my own “Sea to Summit” photography courses but have also worked in association with Skyak Adventures to deliver photography courses for sea kayakers and with a national workshop agency to deliver landscape photography courses.

A contract with Highlands and Islands Enterprise allowed me to develop photography tutoring further in my own specialism of 360° photography. I ran courses in Inverness, Stornoway and Dunoon for managed account businesses to develop the capability for 360° photography for business use. The most popular output from these courses was the subsequent production of Virtual Tours using 360° imagery.

I’m also a qualified UAS (or Drone) Pilot with CAA Permission for Commercial Operations. I have a wide ranging scope of approval from the CAA which further extends my capabilities for aerial photography.

In the outdoor world, I’m a qualified mountain and sea kayak guide and coach with many years experience of leading and guiding. I was a longstanding, active member of Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team from 2000 to 2019.

In 2006 I was chaired and led the development team for a GIS based search management tool for the then Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland. The product, “Mountain Map” is a digital mapping system, customised for use in Mountain Rescue. This software was provided for all Mountain Rescue Teams in Scotland and is still in use today.

My Outdoor Qualifications Include

  • UKCC Level 2 Kayak Coach
  • BCU Sea Kayak Leader
  • MTS Summer Mountain Leader
  • RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • BASP First Aid Certificate
  • RoSPA Accredited and Qualified 4 x 4 Off Road Driving Instructor