Orkney gets first drone delivery

The UK’s first-ever mail drone service has begun in Orkney.

A partnership between Royal Mail, Orkney Islands Council Habour Authority, Loganair and Skyports will see letters and parcels delivered between the Scottish islands ‘by air’.

This is very much a pilot and will initially operate for three months. Poor weather in the region has often affects the delivery service, and drones are seen as a way of improving the service.

Skyports will be using Speedbird Aero DLV-2 drones, which can carry up to 6kg. You will be pleased to hear that the aircraft are also equipped with a parachute!