THE first drone delivery service for Royal Mail has been launched.
The airborne service is being trialled in Orkney for three months, with the likely to develop into a permanent fixture.
The Orkney I-Port Operation will gape locals money in on vastly improved delivery times.
Mail will proceed to flown by airplane to Kirkwall’s Royal Mail delivery office, then pushed to the town of Stromness.
Drones will then take hold of on the job of carrying mail over to the islands of Graemsay and Hoy.
The electrical drones will aid circumvent climate disruptions, which frequently affect deliveries.
The mission is a joint effort intriguing Royal Mail, Skyports Drone Services, Orkney Islands Council and Loganair.
Chris Paxton, of Royal Mail, said: “Using drones will aid us to join island communities.”
Alex Brown, director of Skyports Drone Services, said: “By leveraging drone know-how, we are revolutionising mail services in remote communities, offering more ambiance pleasant and timely delivery, and serving to to cut the requirement for emissions-producing autos.