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Drone week taking off in Inverness

12 September 2016

#hellodigital, part of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, is working with national trade body ARPAS-UK on a week-long event which will bring the latest in drone technology to Inverness.

‘Drone Week’ is taking place from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September at the #hellodigital demonstration centre on Inverness Campus.

We will be taking a closer look at the safe, legal use of drones across various industries such as tourism, agriculture, forestry, surveying, and search & rescue.

Sue Wolfe, Business Development Director at ARPAS-UK, commented: “It’s great to be working with #hellodigital on this fascinating event. ‘Drone Week’ will offer insights into the technicalities of drone operations as well as new business approaches and the challenges that come with them.

“Each session will be aimed at a different sector, so it’s going to be a week packed with information. The daily seminars will enable businesses to take a look at how drones have the potential to shape the future of certain industries whilst at the same time shedding some light on the rules and regulations of operating them.

“The Association of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems UK (ARPAS-UK) is a not for profit association which was formed in 2013. We encourage best practice and collaboration amongst our members and key stakeholders to promote growth within the RPAS industry.”

April Conroy, #hellodigital project manager, added: “We are excited to be working with ARPAS-UK and look forward to welcoming people from different industries to our event; whether you’re a hobbyist who wants to find out more about drones in general or you are looking for in-depth answers to sector-specific questions.

“At #hellodigital our goal is to bring individuals, businesses, communities and experts together to explore new ideas and innovations in the digital world. Our digital demonstration centre provides an ideal space to do just that and enable the region’s businesses to see and find out what technology can offer them.”

The daily seminars, which are also going to be live streamed online, will be followed by Q&A and networking sessions. There will be a flying demonstration in the Monday public session, if weather allows.

To find out more about what’s happening on each day and to book your ticket, please visit

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