Cops grounded 27 drones under a new Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021 that was introduced to ‘protect’ the climate conference.
As part of a project called Operation Foreverwing, officers are working with the Home Office, Civil Aviation Authority and The National Police Chiefs’ Council to raise public awareness of safe drone use as well as misuse.
Police Scotland tweeted: “During COP26 Police Scotland seized 27 drones being flown illegally by members of the public.
“Officers were able to ground drones using new powers provided by the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021 before seizing them under airspace restrictions put in place to protect the conference.
“We are continuing to work with the Home Office, CAA and NPCC on Operation Foreverwing, to ensure the UK public are educated on their responsibilities for safe drone use, and the consequences of misuse.”