Information on Camping & Travel in Scotland

On Your Arrival

Pick up your Mink Camper from our Headquarters in Highland Park, Lentran, Inverness IV38RL.

Pick up service can be arranged from the following:
• Inverness Airport - 20 minutes from Mink HQ
• Inverness Train Station - 10 minutes from Mink HQ
• Inverness Bus Station - 10 minutes from Mink HQ

Other pick up locations can be arranged. Please contact our Scotland office for prices.

Camping / Campsites

Responsible camping involves respect for nature and minimizing the impact of the travels.

The range of campsites, caravan parks in Scotland is as varied as Scotland’s landscapes. They come in all shapes and sizes to suit all budgets and tastes, and are never too far away – in just about every corner of Scotland, with many of them being open all year round. Choose from:
•Camping sites near cities, close to great attractions
•Sites overlooking bonnie lochs, in the mountains or deep in the woods, fantastic for outdoor sports
•Holiday parks on the beach, ideal for unforgettable wildlife watching experiences

Should you wish to camp on cultivated land or a fenced off farmland you need permission from the landowner. Furthermore, the Scottish Outdoor Access Code dictates that it is illegal to camp/spend the night in campervans anywhere, including the highlands, without permission from the rightholder/landowner. For further information: The Scottish Natural Heritage

Roads / Speed limit

Remember to always drive on the left hand side of the road!
Roads vary a lot in Scotland and they can be narrow & winding. Passing places should be used to allow faster traffic to pass or oncoming traffic to pass safely on single track roads.
Speed limits are signposted - circular sign with red border and number in miles per hour. If there are no signposts National Speed Limits apply.
•Motorways - 60 mph
•Dual Carriageway - 60 mph
•Outside Built-Up Areas - 50 mph
•Built-Up Areas - 30 mph
•Some Built-Up Areas & School Areas will be signposted - 20 mph

There is always the possibility of farm animals & wildlife on rural roads so please take care.

Seatbelts are required by law at all times and it is illegal to use cell phones while driving unless using hands-free equipment. It is against the law to operate a vehicle in Scotland after having consumed alcohol.

Weather

Scotland's climate is actually quite moderate and very changeable, although on occasion we get really hot or really cold weather. As the old Scottish saying goes, 'there's no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes!'

Despite being a relatively small country, one of the most surprising things about the Scottish climate is just how much it varies from one region to another. It's often the case that you can drive for 20 minutes and find that the conditions are completely different. The unpredictable nature of the climate means it's not uncommon to experience all four seasons in one day!

To check the weather forecast visit The Met Office

Language / Culture

English is the main language spoken in Scotland and has been since the 18th Century but there are a wide range of different accents and dialects spoken across the country.

Scotland has a rich history and vibrant culture and the Scots are genuinely friendly and helpful people. Progressive, pioneering, creative and generous of spirit are traits that Scotland prides itself on and you will be welcomed when traveling around the country.

Costs / Currency

The sterling pound (£) is the currency of Scotland. Most if not all merchandise and services can be paid for with debit/credit cards and campsites also should accept major Credit Cards like Visa & Master Card.