Video: Stunning aerial footage of Queen Margaret University

Soar shows the vast QMU campus
Soar shows the vast QMU campus
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A new aerial film by Queen Margaret University’s award-winning filmmaker Walid Salhab shows Queen Margaret University’s campus at Musselburgh, towards the east side of Edinburgh.

Filmed on a sunny day in April 2016 using a DJI Inspire 4K flying camera, Salhab captures the scale of QMU’s campus, encompassing an impressive academic building, students union, sports facilities and student village.

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The film shows students enjoying the good weather in the landscaped grounds and relaxing on the decking. Walid even captures the swan on the SUDS pond as well as music therapy students dancing in the gardens.

Walid’s film demonstrates the University’s proximity to the stunning East Lothian coastline and the surrounding town of Musselburgh.

Musselburgh train station is located right next to the University and the A1 runs alongside the campus.

‘Soar’ also captures Edinburgh’s famous hills – Arthur’s Seat, located next to the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood, and the Pentland Hills, situated to the south of the city next to the city bypass.

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Salhab is best known for his breathtaking stop motion and time lapse films of Edinburgh and East Lothian and his portrayal of the Kelpies near Falkirk.

Contracted by the Helix to produce the Kelpies film, Walid is the only filmmaker to have had access to the complete build phase of the momentous Kelpies structures – thereby visually documenting a period in Scotland’s history.