Driving information

Car Rentals
We can arrange for car rental at most major cities, airports and ports in Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe. Below is a selection of rental agencies that we recommend.

Please select the area where you will be visiting:


Scottish islands including:

Orkney Islands - W. R. Tullock
Shetland Islands - John Leask & Son
Isle of Skye - Kyle Taxis
Isle of Man - Athol Car Hire
We are happy to announce the following Self drive packages available through Scots American Travel Advisors: Thornbury Castle,nr Bristol

McDonald Bath Spa, Bath

Langtry Manor, Bournemouth

Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath



Thinking of planning a vacation in Europe? Let Kemwel be your first and last stop for cheap car rentals. Why not ask about some of their great discounted car rental rates in the UK, Ireland or France?

SUV's, Luxury , Convertibles and Sports Cars

Seeking that special car or truck for your European vacation? Ask Kemwell about their specialty cars available in Europe.

Airport Transfers, Limo & Town Car Services

Don't want to drive yourself?  Kemwel offers only the finest in chauffeur services and transfer services. Let Kemwel find a driver that works for you!

Motorhome, Camper, and RV hire

Want to have a home away from home in Europe, and not have to buy it? Take advantage of Europe's first class scenery and campgrounds with a motorhome rental from Kemwel.

Peugeot Short Term Car Lease Program

Going to need a car in Europe for over 17 days? Kemwel offers everything from economy cars to minivans, all brand new, for our very economical Peugeot Leasing program.

Kemwel Pick-Up and Drop off Locations Scotland:

Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamilton, Inverness, Perth, Prestwick, Stirling

Pick-Up and Drop off Locations England:

Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Burton On Trent, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chester, Coventry, Crawley, Croydon, Darlington, Dartford, Derby, Doncaster, Dover, Durham, Tees Valley, Eastbourne, East Midlands, Enfield, Exeter, Falmouth, Finchley, Fulham, Gloucester, Great Yarmouth, Grimsby, Guildford, Harlington, Harlow, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Hull, Humberside, Ipswich, Kingston, Lancaster, Lancing, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Lowestoft, Luton, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle, New Malden, Newquay, Northampton, North Cheam, Norwich, Nottingham, Orpington, Oxford, Penzance, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Preston, Reading, Richmond Upon Thames, Salisbury, Sheffield, Slough, Southampton, Southport, Stafford, Stansted, Stevenage, Stockport, Stoke On Trent, Sunderland, Swansea, Swindon, Tamworth, Taunton, Teesside, Telford, Truro, Wakefield, Walsall, Warrington, Watford, Wellingborough, Weymouth, Wigan, Woking, Wolverhampton, Woodford, Yeovil, York

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Pick-Up and Drop off Locations Wales:

Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Colwyn Bay, Fishguard, Newport, Pembroke

Pick-Up and Drop off Locations Ireland:

Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Killarney, Knock, Rosslare, Shannon, Sligo

Pick-Up and Drop off Locations France:                 

Abbeville, Agen, Aix En Provence, Ajaccio, Albertville, Albi, Alencon, Ales, Amboise, Amiens, Angers, Angouleme, Annecy, Annemasse, Antibes, Arcachon, Arles, Arras, Aubagne, Auch, Auray, Aurillac, Auxerre, Avallon, Avignon, Avranches, Bandol, Basel, Bastia, Beaune, Beauvais, Belfort, Bergerac, Besancon, Beziers, Biarritz, Biscarrosse, Blois, Bordeaux, Boulogne Sur Mer, Bourg En Bresse, Bourges, Bourgoin Jallieu, Bourg St Maurice, Boves, Brest, Briancon, Brignoles, Brive, Caen, Cagnes Sur Mer, Calais, Calvi, Cambrai, Cannes, Carcassonne, Carpentras, Carros, Castres, Cavaillon, Chalons En Champagne, Chalon Sur Saone, Chambery, Chamonix, Charleville, Chartres, Chateaubriant, Chateaudun, Chateauroux, Chatellerault, Cherbourg, Cholet, Clermont, Clermont Ferrand, Cognac, Colmar, Compiegne, Creil, Creteil, Dax, Deauville, Digne Les Bains, Dijon, Dinan, Dinard, Dole, Douai, Draguignan, Dunkerque, Epernay, Epinal, Evreux, Evry, Figari, Fontainebleau, Frejus, Geneva, Gien, Granville, Grasse, Gray, Grenoble, Guingamp, Haguen au Joigny, La Baule, Lacanau Ocean, La Ciotat, Landerneau, Langon, Lannion, Laon, La Rochelle, La Roche Sur Yon, La Seyne Sur Mer, Laval, Le Creusot, Le Havre, Le Luc En Provence, Le Mans, Lens, Les Mureaux, Lesparre Medoc, Les Sables D Olonne, Levallois, Libourne, Lille, Limoges, Lisieux, Lons, Le Saunier, Lorient, Lourdes, Louviers, Luneville, Lyon, Macon, Manosque, Mantes La Jolie, Marmande, Marseille, Massy, Meaux, Melun, Menton, Metz, Migennes, Millau, Montargis, Montauban, Montbeliard, Montchanin, Monte Carlo, Montelimar, Montlucon, Montpellier, Morlaix, Moulins, Moutiers, Mulhouse, Nancy, Nantes, Narbonne, Nevers, Nice, Nimes, Niort, Noisy Le Grand, Orange, Orleans, Paris, Pau, Perigueux, Perpignan, Pertuis, Poitiers, Pontarlier, Pontivy, Pontoise, Pornic, Porto Vecchio, Quimper, Rambouillet, Redon, Reims, Rennes, Roanne, Rochefort, Rodez, Roscoff, Rouen, Royan, Sallanches, Salon De Provence, Sarlat La Caneda, Saumur, Saverne, SensSete, Soissons, Sophia Antipolis, St. Avold, St. Brieuc, St. Etienne, St. Florentin, St. Germain En Laye, St. Lo, St. Malo, St. Maxime Sur Mer, St. Maximin En Prove, St. Nazaire, St. Quentin, St. Quentin En Yveli, St. Raphael, Strasbourg, St. Tropez, Tarbes, Thiers, Thouars, Toulon, Toulouse, Tours, Valence, Valenciennes, Vannes, Vannnes, Vendome, Versailles, Vesoul, Vichy, Vienne, Vierzon, Villefranche Sur Sao, Villeneuve Sur Lot, Villfranche Sur Sao, Vitry Le Francois
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W.R. Tullock

As sole Orkney Agents for Avis, Europcar and National Car Rental they are able to offer many of the benefits associated in renting from these international companies but with great personal service.

They supply high quality hire cars and vans from their rental office located in the new terminal building at Kirkwall Airport (They are the only car rental company with an office there) and also from their Kirkwall town centre office, located just in the shadows of the world famous St Magnus Cathedral.

After 5 generations and over a hundred years in business at WR Tullock they offer a friendly, efficient service look at the history of the company and you will understand why they are so proud of their company.

They are a 5th generation family company steeped in motoring history. Founded in 1901, They are now well into our second century in business. Their founder, William R. Tullock, left his home on the island of Westray and emigrated to the USA in 1885. After serving a 5 year apprenticeship as a marine engineer on Lake Michigan, he 'came ashore' and worked for the next 10 years as an engineer for the Horlicks Malted Food Company. During his time in the USA he met Henry Ford, and from that first meeting started the company's loyalty to the 'Ford Brand'. Ford Focus

WR Tullock returned to Orkney in 1901. Establishing a bicycle shop in Kirkwall, he progressed on to cars in 1904 - owning the first locally registered car in March of that year.

WR Tullock was appointed Ford Main Dealer for Orkney on 23rd August 1912 (the same year that 'Titanic' was lost).


They operate a large fleet of new/nearly new Ford cars, from the versatile Ka through Fiesta, Focus, C-Max, Mondeo and Mondeo Estate ranges.

Their Van Rental Fleet comprises of Ford's latest newcomer the TransitConnect, and the well-established Transit.

The unique Ka, with its 1.3 litre engine, is practical, economical and stylish. Power assisted steering comes as standard.

The Fiesta is economical, and with its comfortable, roomy interior is ideal for those who need a little more leg room than afforded by the Ka.

Spacious, comfortable and versatile, the Focus makes maximum use of interior space. With tall, wide-opening doors, it carries a broad range of occupant sizes.

Like the Focus, the 5 seated C-Max offers comfort and flexibility, and a whole lot of storage space

The Mondeo, the ideal family car. Highly spacious, with the option of saloon or estate versions.

The Ford Transit offers an excellent all-round package to those wanting heavy-duty performance and class-leading load carrying capability.

The new TransitConnect offers a particularly robust and durable addition to Ford's van range. Stylish and practical.

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John Leask & Son

Leasks is a family business, taking pride in the service it provides. They have been operating vehicles in Shetland for 80 years and run a fleet of self-drive cars.

The main office is located on the Esplanade, Lerwick, with an additional office at Exnaboe, close to Sumburgh Airport. Vehicles can be made available at Lerwick and Sumburgh for your convenience.

The Shetland Islands compromise approximately 100 islands, 17 of which are inhabited. The majority are very accessible and served with a frequent car ferry service.

The group of islands is larger than most visitors appreciate - over 80 miles from Sumburgh to Saxa Vord, and varying from 5 to 25 miles wide. There are 550 miles of road, generally of a very good standard.

The landscape is hilly and indented, with long fingers of sea or 'voes', as they are known locally.

A car can help you fully appreciate Shetland, and a Leasks car is your best choice for business or holiday.

Car Fleet
The fleet consists of three groups: A, B and C.

Group A: Small 3 door hatchbacks (Renault Clio or similar) with engine size of approximately 1.0 - 1.2 litres and manual transmission. Suitable for 2 adults and up to 2 small children. Luggage space limited without folding rear seat. Automatic transmission also available.

Group B: Medium sized 5 door hatchback (Nissan Almera or similar) with engine size of approx. 1.5 - 1.6 litres and manual transmission. Suitable for up to 4 passengers and a reasonable amount of luggage. Automatic transmission also available.

Group C: Large 5 door or MPV (Nissan Primera or Citroen Picasso) with engine size 1.6 - 1.8 litres and manual transmission. Suitable for up to 5 passengers and luggage.

Modern cars, freshly detailed and regularly serviced are available:

Modern Vehicles
Unlimited mileage
Competitive rates
Comprehensive insurance cover
Collision Damage Waiver
Contract Hire
International Driving Permit holders welcomed
Radios in all cars
Child seats available at no extra charge
Automatics available

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Take the stress out of your holiday plans - no need to stick with restrictive time tables. With Kyle's nice selection of cars, vans and mini-buses that are available for self drive hire; you can take your time and take in all the sights at your own pace.

Sample of vehicles available:
Renault Clio
V.W. Golf
Skoda Fabia
Skoda Octavia
Larger vehicles available on request.


Kyle Taxi Company offer interesting sightseeing tours, either shared or personal, to make the most of your stay in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.

Your local driver will share their knowledge of the mountains, hill lochs and clan battles that are a deep-seated part of the folklore of the area.

Whether you are interested in ancient monuments or geological formations, inside tips on brown trout fishing or where to play a round of golf on the most scenic course in the U.K., we can tailor make your tour for you.


A range of whole-day tours are available in the comfort of our own fleet of vehicles.

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For example:
Skye and Lochalsh.
A full day of leisurely driving amidst fine highland scenery to take in the diverse wonders of the "misty isle" and the glens of the mainland of Lochalsh.

Plockton, Lochcarron and Torridon.

A visit to the charming village of Plockton (T.V's "Hamish Macbeth" setting , home of the West Coast palm trees and pastel painted houses) before the drive into the Torridon hills.

Loch Ness and Inverness.

A day trip with a difference - stop for a spot of monster hunting before the visit to the capital city of the Highlands.

Some suggested day tours include:
South Skye
Glenelg Brochs
Eilean Donan Castle.
Athol Car Hire

The use of a rental car gives you so much extra enjoyment on your holiday. With unlimited mileage you're free to go wherever you please, when you please.

Planning itineraries and discovering the real country is all part of the fun which gives you that extra special vacation.

Athol Garage is the leading car rental company in the Isle of Man. With offices at Ronaldsway Airport and in Douglas, you'll find them conveniently close at hand with a range of top quality Nissan cars fitted with a host of optional equipment as standard..


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Athol Rent-A-Car
The Rental Office, Peel Road
Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 4LX, British Isles

Athol Airport Office



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