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Bespoke Car Hire Scotland

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Terms & Conditions

Driving Licences

Drivers must be aged 23 years or over (Group …. upwards & minibus - 25 years or over) and possess a full category British driving licence for the type of vehicle hired. If a new style British driving licence is held, both parts must be shown Overseas visitors must produce a valid domestic driving licence or an international driving permit accompanied by a passport. Drivers are required to have held a full driving licence for at least 12 months and have a clean insurance record although endorsed licences may be accepted. Minibus drivers must be experienced in driving this type of vehicle and have the necessary licence entitlement. No people other than the renter or approved additional driver/drivers are permitted to drive the vehicle hired. Seatbelts must be worn at all times as required by law.

Milage Allowance

Minimum rental period is 1 day. Mileage allowance:
1-3 Days – 250 miles per day
4 Days plus – unlimited mileage
Weekend rental (Fri 4.00pm to Mon 9.00am) – 600 miles.
Mileage excess charges:
Economy & Compact groups– 4p per mile
Midsize to Family Plus – 7p per mile
Executive and People Carriers – 10p per mile.
Minimum hire period is 4 hours subject to availability. 4 Hour and Evening hires incur per mile fuel charge. Mileage allowance:
1 Day plus – 250 miles per day.
Mileage excess charges:
Economy & Group A – 10p per mile
Group B – 12p per mile
Group C, D & E – 15p per mile.

Fuel Policy

Our vehicles are all supplied full of fuel. Any fuel shortage will be charged at local pump prices along with a 10% refuelling surcharge.


If cancellation is necessary and up to 24 hours notice given, no charge. If less than 24 hours notice the hirer may be liable to 1 day's car rental charge.

One Way Hires

Vehicles can be picked up in any one town/city or airport and dropped off in another location (not in the same town/city) the one way fee is £15 for Groups 1 - 6 and £25 for Group 7 and above.

Hire Extentions

Subject to availability rentals may be extended by contacting the rental office and arranging an extension during time of original rental, failure to do so will result in the vehicle being uninsured. Late payments for extensions may be subjectto an administration fee.

Vehicle Availability

To avoid disappointment vehicles should be booked in advance. Models shown and all descriptions are for general guidance only and while every effort is made to comply with requirements we cannot guarantee a specific model. Please note that automatic and estate vehicles will incur an additional charge.
We reserve the right to refuse hire and to cancel bookings due to inclement weather and operational problems outwith their control. We also reserve the right to change terms and conditions without notice.


The price of a vehicle hire rental is inclusive of VAT & insurance.

The excess/liability is £500 for all vehicles. This is not paid in advance; it is only taken in the event of an accident or damage during the period of hire. You may, if you wish, waiver this excess, at the branch, at a cost of £10 per day or £50 per week when you collect the vehicle.

Our vehicles are not insured for use in Northern Ireland, Eire and mainland Europe. Insurance is valid for all of Scotland includding all the islands as well as England and Wales.

Our Insurance Covers

  • Third Party Liability unlimited (including passengers in hired vehicle)
  • Full repairs to rental vehicle (excluding excess)
  • Breakdown recovery
  • Theft of vehicle and accessories (excluding excess)

Please note:

  • Cover would default if the necessary security precautions were not implemented i.e. if the keys were left in the ignition or the radio front was left in the vehicle.
  • We reserve the right to increase the excess with each incident.
  • The standard excess is £500, however, a higher excess may be applied in certain circumstances.

Our Insurance Does Not Cover

  • Theft of property within the vehicle
  • Drivers of hired vehicle's personal injury or loss of life (own insurance would have to cover this).

Insurance Requirements

  • All drivers must hold and produce a full category British Driving Licence for the type of vehicle hired and proof of their address. If a new style British driving licence is held, both parts must be shown.
  • Overseas visitors must produce a valid Domestic Licence and/or International Driving Permit and valid passport.
  • UK visitors must produce proof of address, e.g. utility account or bank statement.
  • Licence/Permit must be valid for the current period of the rental and have been held for a minimum of 12 months.
  • A licence may have a restriction to the number of seats on a vehicle, which the licence holder is entitled to drive. For most European countries this is 8 plus driver.
  • Any penalty points should be notified.

Additional Drivers

(Up to 2 additional drivers may be added for a one-off charge of £15 per driver provided they meet all the insurance requirements and have a valid driving licence. All drivers must be present at time of hire, although additional drivers can register later personally at any branch. )

Driving in the UK

Driving on the Left

Please remember that driving is always on the left-hand side of the road.


The UK has a large number of roundabouts. While European visitors may be familiar with them American visitors may not. The simple rules of a roundabout are:
  • Always give way to all traffic from your right.
  • Travel clockwise (even if it means you have to go all the way round to get to your junction). 

Driving Licence and Insurance

The holder of an overseas driving licence may, for a period of up to one year, drive a motor vehicle in Britain . Visitors bringing their own cars from overseas require green-card insurance and the car registration documents.


Drinking & Driving

You are strongly advised not to drink and drive. If caught and convicted, the criminal penalties are severe.


Speed Limits

Unless otherwise signposted, speed limits on UK roads are:
Motorway Dual Carriageway Single Carriageway Built Up Areas
Unmarked police cars patrol regularly and remote speed cameras are positioned on many roads.



Many fuel stations throughout the country are open 24 hours a day and all provide unleaded and lead-replacement petrol and diesel. In remote areas, distances between stations are greater and opening hours may be shorter. Fuel is priced and sold by the litre.


Seat Belts

It is compulsory to wear seat belts, both front and rear. Small children and babies must be restrained in a appropriate child seat or carrier. Child seats should be ordered when you book your car.

Pick-up & Drop-off

Why book with us?
Personal, friendly advice from expert local team
Currently 23 branches all over Scotland
Competitive prices, incl. insurance
One-way hires available

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