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Hire a campervan in Scotland

Set out on a Scottish adventure with your motorhome rental! With its history of clans, castles, epoch-spanning geology, white sand beaches, sweeping forests and hulking mountains, Scotland has something for everyone. Soak up the stunning coastal scenery on the iconic NC500 road trip, ride ferries to remote islands, and warm yourself with a whisky right at the source. It’s also a great place to visit with children and dogs with plenty of outdoor activities for all age ranges. Hire a campervan in Edinburgh and explore the beauty of Scotland.

  • 4
  • 4

Surfer Suite VW T6.1 California Ocean campervan

  • 150 hp diesel
  • Integrated kitchenette
  • Outdoor shower (cold)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Park-assist and rear camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 2

Couple Cottage Motorhome without a pop-up roof (600)

  • 130 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • without pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance & tempomat
  • 4
  • 2+2

Family Finca Motorhome with a fixed high roof (600)

  • 177 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Fixed high roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.
  • 4
  • 4

Road House Motorhome with pop-up roof (540)

  • 140 hp diesel
  • spacious kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet room (warm)
  • WC
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance, rear camera, Tempomat, etc.

Your roadsurfer perks



Unlimited mileage


Free 2nd driver included


Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure


Roadside assistance


Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included


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Your road trip in Scotland

Home to some of the best scenery in the UK, Scotland can’t be beaten for its idyllic campervan and motorhome camping holiday destinations. Start your day in your campervan rental with a view of lochs and mountains, eat lunch in the forest, and cook a delicious dinner overlooking a white sand beach. It’s a great country for finding local produce so make sure to give yourself enough time to stop along the way as you drive those beautiful roads, and there are so many events happening year-round that there’s always something on to entertain you.

Driving rules in Scotland

As in the rest of the UK, in Scotland, you’ll drive on the left-hand side of the road. This means drivers turning left have priority over drivers turning right, and you should turn left at roundabouts and follow them clockwise. Drivers coming from the right on roundabouts have priority and you must wait for them before you join the flowing traffic.

  • Red lights at a traffic light mean stop!
  • You’ll find the speed limit on circular signs with a red border. In general, main roads have a 60mph limit, motorways 70mph, and roads in built-up areas 30mph, but there are exceptions, so make sure to stick to the speed limit shown.
  • Do not undertake on the motorway! Drive in the left-hand lane where possible unless passing slower vehicles – if you sit in the middle or right-hand lanes when there’s space in the left, you’ll slow down traffic, which no one wants!
  • Scotland has small and narrow roads in some places that might seem scary if you’re not used to them. These roads have passing spaces to make them usable by traffic driving in both directions. If you see a vehicle approaching, pull into the first passing space possible unless they’ve already done so.
  • Sometimes you may need to reverse to the nearest space. This is when the reversing camera in your roadsurfer vehicle will come in handy! Only pull into a passing space on the left-hand side of the road.
  • When you’re road-tripping through a new country, it can be tempting to slow right down as you drive along to get a chance to see the beauty around you. There’s no rule against this, but if you’re holding up traffic, make sure to drive at a sensible speed and let them pass when you have the chance to do so safely.

Camping in Scotland

Scotland is a haven for campers in the UK as wild camping is allowed in many places. As well as wild camping, there are many wonderful campsites in Scotland, some with full facilities including laundry and others with a much more back-to-nature feel. Whatever kind of campsite you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Scotland.

  • Wild Camping – the clue is in the name: wild. This means that there’ll be no facilities like bathrooms or electricity, so make sure you’re prepared. Wild camping is not allowed in laybys or road pull-offs, nor on private fields or access roads. Pay attention to signs as there will be adequate signage in places that you cannot camp. If that all sounds prohibitive, don’t be put off! There are still plenty of beautiful spots to wild camp and tons of information out there if you need it. Just remember to leave no trace!
  • Camping and Caravanning Club Campsites – these campsites are run independently, but as they are part of a network, they tend to all have similar standard facilities, including hardstanding, water taps, bathrooms, and laundry (sometimes it’s nice to have a little luxury!). The Club campsites are open to members and non-members alike, members get a discount on their stay amongst other benefits.
  • Independent Campsites – campsites run independently have wildly varying facilities, although you’ll be able to find out what to expect before you book. In Scotland, you’ll find camping sites in the forest, on the outskirts of towns, on the coast and in mountain valleys. Some have big camping fields, whilst others allow only a few campervans at a time for the ultimate peaceful getaway. Some have extensive bathroom, kitchen, and laundry facilities, some have a very back-to-nature feel with solar power and composting toilets, and some in Scotland even have their own nature reserve!

Events & festivals in Scotland

Burns Night, 25th January, whole country: this is an annual celebration of the life of Robert Burns. There are events all over the country, but some take place either side of the day so check ahead for the area you’re in.

Up Helly Aa (Fire Festival), end of January, Lerwick: fire festivals take place throughout the islands and this one in Lerwick is exceptional with its torch-lit processions and the burning of a replica Viking longship.

Fort William Mountain Festival, February, Fort William: the ultimate festival for adventure lovers. Watch inspiring films, hear incredible speakers, and learn tips and tricks for your favourite adventure activities. There are even activity sessions for running, biking, SUPing and climbing.

TradFest, April-May, Edinburgh: the pinnacle of traditional Scottish arts festivals, with music, arts and films showcasing the best of the country (if you’re headed to the islands, the Shetland Folk Festival also happens in April).

Whisky Month, May, whole country: keep an eye out for events wherever you are in the country celebrating this famous Scottish drink. Spirit of Speyside and the Islay Festival of Malt are just two of the many events across the country.

Highland Games, May to September, whole country: the Highland games happen throughout Scotland, and is a great place to see traditional athletic competitions including the caber toss, tug-of-war, Highland dancing, and bagpipe processions.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August, Edinburgh: one of the most famous fringe festivals in the world, this one is home to theatre, music, comedy, dance and more. The city really comes alive and it’s a great time to discover unknown acts. There’s also an art festival, book festival, and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo going on this month in the capital so it’s a great time to visit.

Tiree Wave Classic, October, Tiree: this is a professional windsurfing competition, but if you want to do more than spectate then there’s surfing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, and an event village with excellent nightlife.

Hogmanay, December, whole country: Scotland’s new year celebrations are not to be missed!

Popular travel regions in Scotland

The Scottish Borders were historically the site of myriad battles as the Scots waged war with the English in an attempt to decide who governed the land, resources, and people. Visit the border abbeys of Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh and Dryburgh, or hike along part of a long distance trail; the Pennine Way, St Cuthbert’s Way, and the Southern Upland Way all pass through.

The Highlands is perhaps the most well-known region amongst visitors as it’s home to Lochs Ness and Lomond as well as Ben Nevis, Scotland and the UK’s tallest mountain. Ski at Aviemore in winter, or make the most of the wild terrain in Cairngorms National Park for hiking and biking. Loch Lomond is a 90-minute drive from the Edinburgh roadsurfer station, making it the perfect destination for shorter campervan breaks.

The North Coast 500, or NC500 as it’s now known, brings you 516 miles of some of the best of Scotland, travelling the coast of the northern half of the country from Inverness. With mountains, white sand beaches, castles, remote villages, and dreamy roads to drive, it’s become a must-do for campervan enthusiasts for good reason.

The Isle of Arran is a consolidation of all that’s great about Scotland: mountains, moorland, beaches, and fishing villages, all on one peaceful island. Hike or bike along the Arran Coastal Way, climb Goat Fell Mountain, get a ferry to the Holy Isle, and relax on one of the many beaches.

The Hebrides, which includes the Isle of Skye, are a chain of islands off the northwest coast of Scotland connected by ferry. Lush scenery, otherworldly rock formations, and plenty of wildlife draw visitors in, who then stay for a relaxed pace of life.

FAQs

To rent a campervan or motorhome in the UK, you must be at least 21 years old and hold a valid driver’s license for a minimum of one year.

For all UK registered renters, a driver license check is compulsory at the time of pick-up at one of our UK stations in order to be fully covered by our insurance package.

If you are registered in the UK and have more than 6 points on your driving license and/or with specific past driving convictions you will not be able to drive our vehicles.

For this purpose, if you are renting in the UK you will need to provide the following:

  • Driving license number
  • Address information (As displayed on Driver’s license)
  • National Insurance ID

You can enter the required information on the website https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence in advance and generate a check code and show it at the time of pick-up at the station. Please note that this code is only valid for 21 days.

Drivers with a driver’s license from other European countries picking up our vehicles in any UK station are not subject to the driver license check.

You’ll need a VE103 vehicle on hire certificate to show you’re allowed to use a hired or leased vehicle if you’re driving it abroad. Read more on GOV.UK article “Taking a vehicle out of the UK: For Less than 12 months”.

You can get a VE103 for a fee from the:

  • AA
  • British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA)
  • RAC Motoring Services
  • Road Haulage Association (RHA)

Our campervan rentals in Europe and North America are pet-friendly and can be booked for you and your furry companion. Please note that there is an additional one-time dog fee that needs to be paid during the booking process.

Please remember to bring the following documents when you come to pick up your roadsurfer:

  • Identity card or passport of all drivers
  • Driving license of all drivers
  • VISA or Mastercard (credit or debit) for the deposit (with sufficient funds and please do not forget the PIN). If necessary, payment can also be made by EC card at German stations. You can find more information here.
  • If you are a British citizen, you will need to provide a driver license check. Find out more on GOV.UK.

The minimum rental period for our campervans and motorhomes is three days, applicable throughout the year, regardless of the season.

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