- Keep in mind that Scotland is a country with a very small population – most of the areas you will be visiting are very remote. Because of this, you will be staying in small family owned establishments. The staff will be the owners and other locals, so be courteous and polite at all times.
- All hotel rooms are non smoking unless otherwise stated. Choosing to smoke in your room anyway can result in penalties, such as a large fine added to your bill.
Pay-as-you-go SIM cards can be purchased from mobile phone shops – we suggest that you do this in Edinburgh shortly after your arrival.
Any of the main networks will provide good coverage, but EE offers the best data network.
- In the UK, we drive on the left side of the road. In areas where traffic can be light, it’s easy to forget when faced with empty road.
- Helmets must be worn and the securely fixed (ie straps fastened) at all times whilst on a motorbike on the public road.
- The speed limit in the UK is generally 30mph for towns, 60mph for single carriageways and 70mph for dual carriageways and motorways. There are other posted limits, so be sure to lookout for signs.
- Drink driving is a serious offence. You must not drive in Scotland with a blood alcohol level of more than 50milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood. Do not drink during the day and avoid having a big night.
We hope that you’ve found this advice useful in knowing what to expect when embarking on motorcycle tours in Scotland – if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Viktorianz directly.