A Flying Start to the Day

© the artist. Image credit: Highland Council

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The painting was commissioned by Dan-Air in recognition of the part played by Highland Airways and Inverness in establishing the first scheduled air network in northern Scotland. Depicting four types of aircraft, the painting includes 20 personalities involved in the daily running of the airline, including Captain E. E. Fresson who established Highland Airways.

Edmund Miller was a member of the Guild of Aviation Artists and painted several images of historically significant aircrafts and individuals.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (High Life Highland)



A Flying Start to the Day




oil on canvas


H 85 x W 110 cm

Accession number

INVMG 1986.061

Acquisition method

gift from Dan Air Services

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Castle Wynd, Inverness, Highland IV2 3EB Scotland

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