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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:

Unlimited Mileage
Comprehensive Insurance Cover
Free Delivery Near Our Depots
Free Child Seats On Request
Special Holiday Rates and Weekend Offers

 

COMPANY HISTORY
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 a family run business.

THE ISLES
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 car is 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 Shetland are 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 office.

SUMBURGH AIRPORT
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
Northlink 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 reservations.

SCATSTA AIRPORT
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.

TINGWALL AIRPORT
Used by the Direct Flight inter-isles service, Tingwall Airport is only 7 miles west from Lerwick. There is no public transport to or from the airport. Telephone us before you fly and a car will be waiting for you on arrival. Alternatively call us when you land at Tingwall and you will be collected.

BRAE SERVICE CENTRE
On 1st September 2014 Bolts Car Hire Ltd opened up a new garage in Brae. The service centre is conveniently situated to serve all our customers in the Sullom Voe and North Mainland area. This facility allows us to offer a comprehensive service and removes travel time to our customers who would previously have had to travel to Lerwick.



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