Ross Laing

Edinburgh Drone Company

Drones in Mountain Rescue

Ross Laing is the founder and creator of Edinburgh Drone Company (EDC). The company was established in 2018 and provides expertise in the sub 25Kg Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry at a local, national and international level.

From an early age Ross has been inspired by his family, particularly his father, who was an engineer and teacher. He specialised in product design, detailed hand drawing as well as woodwork and metal work. Ross prides himself in being taught by, and inspired by, talented craftsmen and woman who illustrated great joy from sharing their knowledge with others. This grounding in traditional techniques has inspired the values of EDC.

Ross studied Business with Marketing at Edinburgh Napier University and enjoyed his time in the city.

Ross now works with emergency services and mountain rescue teams daily to build internal drone programmes. The majority of our service is focused on support, reassurance, knowledge sharing and lessons learned.