EAST Lothian features in a film made by an award-winning Scottish photographer and filmmaker – and it was all filmed on a drone!

Jason Baxter, who is based in Edinburgh, has spent the past two years making and editing the film, called Scotland’s Coast, filming around Scotland’s 10,000 miles of coastline on an unmanned aerial vehicle or drone.

It was also produced to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.

Due to several parts of the film being shot in remote locations and Scotland’s unpredictable weather, Jason often had to travel hundreds of miles at short notice so he was in the right place at the right time, which is why the film took so long to make.

As well as being able to see the raw beauty of Scotland’s nature and coastline from new heights, the film also provides a hidden perspective on what Jason says are “natural gems”.

The film was released last month as Scotland started to emerge from lockdown and aims to help promote the travel and tourism industry across Scotland and allow businesses to promote Scotland and themselves.

It is also aimed at members of the public who are looking to reconnect with the country’s coastline.

Alongside parts of Fife and the Highlands, three parts of East Lothian are featured – Aberlady Bay (filmed on a sunny summer afternoon as a beach fly-over at low tide and the first location of the film), North Berwick Harbour and Tantallon Castle.

Jason said: “We are so fortunate to have such wonderful unspoilt and unparalleled landscapes in Scotland, that’s a key part of the film: to remind people of what we are entrusted with and the need to safeguard it for future generations.

“It truly is part of our unique heritage.

“With the impact of lockdown across the country, I am hoping the tourism sector will want to use this film to highlight the natural beauty of Scotland’s coast and promote the country as a great tourism and business location.”

The four-and-a-half-minute film, available as a free release, has a specially produced soundscape and no commentary. It can be embedded onto blogs and on online and social media channels with credit.

The film can be viewed at vimeo.com/452989856