Balloon Trips in Scotland

Scotland is renowned all over the world for its picturesque landscapes, and seeing them from above is a unique experience. Balloon trips in Scotland are available for most regions and they offer you the opportunity of discovering the hills, castles and lochs of Scotland from another perspective. The Lothians, Perth and Aberdeenshire are some of the most popular Scottish areas to explore from the sky.

Edinburgh, Lothians and Northern Scottish Borders (Peebleshire)

For Lothian and Peebleshire flights, the meeting point of the trips operated by Alba Ballooning is at Hillend, Edinburgh, just off the A720 Edinburgh bypass. The launch sites for the Lothian area include Easter Howgate, Penicuik, Arniston House and Mount Lothian. The Peebleshire area has launch sites at West Linton, Peebles and Eddleston. A typical flight route in this area consists of a flight over the Pentland Hills, the Moorfoot Hills and over Midlothian's landscape with its reservoirs, castles and villages.

Alba Ballooning

5 Primrose Gardens


Midlothian EH23 4LP


Perth and Kinrosshire

For the Perth, Kinrosshire and Fife area, the meeting point for the trips offered by Balloons Over Britain is at Kinross Moto Service, near Junction 6 on the M90. The launch sites for this area may vary according to the wind direction. When the wind blows from south, the launch takes place at Balado near Kinross and when it blows from north, from Bridge of Earn near Perth. The route for every tour is not always the same. With a western wind you can fly over Auchtermuchty and Cupar and with an eastern wind, over Clackmannanshire and towards Stirling and Dollar. Tourists can spot picturesque views over Loch Leven, Kinross, Ochil and the Lomond Hills or over the area of River Earn towards Auchterarder and Dunning by Gleneagles.

Balloons Over Britain Ltd.

Winchfield Park

London Road

Hartley Wintney

Hampshire, RG27 8HY



A balloon ride over Aberdeenshire is an ideal opportunity to observe miles of stunning landscapes and even some wildlife. The launch sites are located near Castle Fraser and Fyvie Castle, and each balloon basket can hold up to 19 passengers. Each flight lasts about an hour, according to the wind direction and intensity. Qualified pilots make every flight safe and fun. You can assist in the balloon preparations, take part in presentations and safety talks and enjoy a glass of champagne with the crew and your fellow passengers.

Virgin Balloon Flights

Jesson House

Stafford Court

Shropshire, TF3 3BD