Project information

Thermal Imaging Camera

We have received a grant of £2,000 from the Scottish Community Foundation towards the acquisition of a FLIR thermal imaging camera. This will be used from either an aircraft or helicopter to detect a missing person(s) in a time crtical search. We need to raise another £2,500.

October 2011 - October 2012

Charity information: Highland Air Search

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  • Need


    Missing persons are often concealed.


    A FLIR thermal imaging camera can detect body heat and could make a life saving difference in a time critical airborne search

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The saving of life/lives.


    » Use the FLIR thermal imaging camera to assist with this task.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... just one life saved that otherwise would have been lost.

  • Impact


    The aquistion of the FLIR thermal imaging camera will greatly enhance our airborne serach capability. Success will be in the saving of life or lives in time critical searches.


    If we do not raise the additional funds by October, we will have to repay the SCF grant.


    By email, letter, fax or telephone. Whatever their preference.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,500 Cost of Camera FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Scottish Community Foundation £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Scottish Highlands (Ross-shire & Sutherland)


    Local population.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Assets (aircraft, flex-wings and helicopter) with wealth of pilot and observer experience.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Richard Robins-Bird

    Search Pilot & Trustee

    Kenny MacGillivray

    Search Pilot & Trustee

    Bill Bain

    Observer & Trustee


Will keep a search aircraft airborne for 1 hour

We are impressed with the organisational planning, strategic objectives and beneficiary focus of Highland Air Search.

Ian Rideout, Operations Director, British Red Cross