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Each season brings new light and colour to the surrounding landscape. Once you finish roaming the hills you can stop over at any of the cities for a spot of lunch or perhaps book a theatre break in Glasgow or Edinburgh or Aberdeen. There are a number of shops and museums which are all popular with visitors from around the UK including Wales , England and Ireland.
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Drivers may also consider renting a car from a downtown location instead of a Scottish Airport. A list of the following downtown locations in Scotland where car hire is possible even on a one way rental from an airport to a town or city within the country.
Enter : Aberdeen, Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Dumbarton , Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Dundee, Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Edinburgh , Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter: Edinburgh East
Enter: Edinburgh West
Enter: Edinburgh North
Enter: Edinburgh South
Enter : Elgin , Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Falkirk , Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Glasgow, Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Glasgow West
Enter: Glasgow South
Enter: Glasgow North
Enter : Glasgow East
Enter : Greenock, Scotland (all areas) (GB)
If you are arriving by cruise ship into the port. Renters can collect a car from the ferry port branch. Drivers will need to make their own to the outlet from the ship.
Enter : Inverness , Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Hamilton , Scotland (all areas ) (GB)
Enter : Kilmarnock , Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Motherwell, Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Perth, Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Peterhead , Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Prestwick , Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Enter : Stirling, Scotland (all areas) (GB)
Scotland is a wonderful country to drive around in with your rental car from blue wheels. Roaming hills to glorious landscapes which will take your breath away as you drive around the Highlands visiting historic sites renowned the world over such Culloden close to Inverness or Banockburn near to Stirling Castle.
Scotland has a variety of different sight seeing options when exploring here with your holiday car hire. Take for instance golf which the country is famous and renowned the world over. A large number of links courses can be found up and down here including : St Andrews and Turnberry and Royal Troon.
The highlands are a special place to drive through with lots of twists and bends in the roads. Who could not tweet this as their favourite place to visit in the Autumn with falling leaves and gorgeous scenery. Visit : Inverness, John O'Groats, the islands
Head to one of the major cities such as : Dundee or Aberdeen or Glasgow or Edinburgh. They have lots to offer from museums to theatres to restaurants.
A good saying is four seasons in one day. This is normally the way in Autumn and Spring. Sunny days in Summer and cold winters. Always bring a jacket and umbrella when visiting.
Cash used in Scotland is Sterling. Credit and debit cards are widely used in all shops and bars and restaurants.
Scotland's first language is English. Gaelic is also spoken in the north of the country.
All of the UK uses 240 vaults with a three pin plug. Visitors to GB can use an adapter to work their appliances. Adapters may be purchased from supermarkets or travel shops.
Business Opening Hours:
Local shops banks are normally opened 9am to 5pm. Shopping centres are normally opened from 10am to 9pm.
999 is the Emergency Services number
+ 0044 is the code for Scotland outside the UK
Map of Scotland and Major Airports
National car hire UK can be booked in advanced or by short notice online. Best rates are often booked by customers in advance of their travel dates as rental companies sometimes can place special offers months ahead of your booking dates.
Peak times in the rental industry appear to be around Easter Holidays and summer and over the Christmas and New Year festive period.
The busiest time for everyone is Christmas as this date is stuck to the 25th December and everyone is trying to get home for this date whereas the Easter period can vary. Summer holidays can also be spread over the main summer months such as July and August depending on school holidays and when customers have access to their vacation days.
Driving Tips for Scotland
A full driving license is required before drivers can book a car hire in Scotland. Most rental companies require at least 12 months full license or 24 months. See quote for terms. A new ruling applies to anyone holding a UK license from June 2015. Check with the DVLA to find out more.
Side of Road:
Scotland is part of GB with all of the countries driving on the left hand side. Roundabouts and speed cameras are common amongst the cities and out on the country roads.
Speed Limits For Rental Cars :
30 MPH - A built area such as a town
40 MPH - Dual Carriageways
60 MPH - Single carriageways similar to the countryside
70 MPH - Motorways
The drink driving limit has been lower in Scotland since December 2014. The new law states:
50mg of alcohol to 100 mg of blood
22mg of alcohol to 100 mg of breathe.
In Scotland a new law came into force regarding drug driving in March 2015. Any driver stopped by the Police and found to be driving under the influence of drugs will be taken to the Police Station for a drugs test.
Scots law requires all passengers to wear their seat belts inside their vehicles for the duration of their journey. This law applies to children and back seat passengers. Children under age of 12 years or 135cm in height must wear the appropriate seat belts.
The use of mobile phones for either texting or calling is illegal in Scotland. Drivers will receive a hefty fine and points on their driving license if they are caught using a phone while driving.
Drivers can use GPS or satellite navigation as long as they set up their destination before driving. Adjusting the handset whilst driving is not advised as the distractions may cause a serious accident.
Scotland has a choice of two main fuel types to purchase by any driver who is filling up their car hire while out and about on the Scottish roads.
Black pumps = diesel fuel
Green pumps = unleaded petrol
Drivers are advised to find out which fuel their rental vehicle requires before filling up at a garage. Otherwise they will be picking up the tab for any repairs needed if they use the wrong fuel.
Current prices per litre in October 2015 are : £1.08 - diesel & £1.11 - petrol.
Around the United Kingdom car parking in towns and cities is mostly achieved by using and paying for car parks in town centre or at shopping malls. Single yellow lines have a restricted parking time which will be shown beside the road on a street sign. Double yellows and white hazard markings on the road mean no parking. Bus lanes can be used outside the restricted time zone without penalty. Always read the parking signs before you decide to park on the roads otherwise you will face a large parking fine.
A number of different options is at hand for renters when they book their car hire online.
1. Drivers can purchase an insurance waiver before they travel.
2. Renters can wait until they arrive at the branch before deciding on whether to waiver or purchase an insurance policy to reduce their excess.
3. There are a number of different agents which offer an insurance policy for any driver who wishes to reduce their deductible and liability.
Smoking is banned in public building in Scotland including bars and restaurants and hotels. A new law will come into force from October 2015 which bans smoking inside vehicles if any child under the age of 18 years is present inside the vehicle.