WELCOME TO BOLTS CAR HIRE
Bolts Car Hire is Shetland's largest and most experienced rental company,
offering a wide range of modern, well maintained cars,
vans, and mini buses. It is our aim to provide a reliable, personal,
and friendly service. Our competitive rates cover:
Comprehensive Insurance Cover
Free Delivery Near Our Depots
Free Child Seats On Request
Special Holiday Rates and Weekend Offers
Originally owned by Algar Sutherland, Bolts Car Hire,
first began operating in 1971 and was later handed over to his son
George. Starting with just four cars the business quickly grew, and
during the construction of the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal in the late
1970's had a fleet of nearly four hundred vehicles.
In 1995, the business was bought by Arlene and John Garriock who, with
the help of their family, have continued the Bolts tradition of being
family run business.
Upon arrival in Shetland it will soon become
apparent that the islands are much larger than you may have
anticipated and that, in order to explore and fully enjoy them, a
essential. Of the 100 islands comprising the group some 15 are inhabited.
Six car-ferry services serve the larger islands. The 625 road miles covering
well worth exploring and with the freedom of a car you will soon
discover the delights of these unique islands. There are over 3000 miles
of scenic coastline where birds and wildlife abound.
As well as our main premises at 26 North Road, Lerwick, we have
four other depots where your car can be delivered. For
arrivals at Scatsta and Tingwall Airports please contact our Lerwick
Sumburgh is Shetland's main airport and is situated at the southern tip
of the mainland, 25 miles from Lerwick. We maintain a fully staffed office,
fuel and service facility at Sumburgh Airport, where Bolts Car Hire has
been established for over 40 years. Our car hire office at Sumburgh Airport
is open seven days a week for all scheduled and most charter flights.
LERWICK FERRY TERMINAL
run a daily ferry service between Lerwick and Aberdeen, with
a connection to the Orkney Isles on certain nights. Telephone us before you sail and your car will be waiting
for you at the quayside. Our desk is situated on the ground floor inside
the terminal building and is staffed for a limited time for all prior
Scatsta is situated 25 miles north of Lerwick at Sullom Voe, Europe's largest oil terminal, and is mainly used by BP Business charter flights. Telephone us before your arrival and a representative will meet you with your vehicle.
Used by the Direct Flight inter-isles service, Tingwall Airport is only 7 miles west from Lerwick. There is a dial-a-ride service between Tingwall Airport and Lerwick, which is run by our sister company Sinclair's Taxis, who can take you into our main office in Lerwick to pick up your car.
NOTE: You can leave your rental car at Tingwall Airport.