Driving right on the left side of the road
October 29, 2012 7:42 PM Subscribe
Canadian wishing to drive in Scotland and the Hebrides - never drove on the left side before - how to prepare?
posted by seawallrunner to travel & transportation around Scotland (29 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Next summer I plan a tour of the North Atlantic countries and in the final segment I will be renting a car and driving through Scotland from Aberdeen to Oban, take the ferry to the outer Hebrides, then return to Glasgow via Ullapool.
Exciting, no?? Well, I'm already fretting about the driving. I've been driving all over the world - but on the right. How do I prepare? Surely there are other MeFites who have taken driving vacations on the unusual side of the road.
I'm a visual person, so I've started to watch driving videos on YouTube (lots about driving in Scotland) and I also read up a bit on eHow.
I would love to read your tips, advice, encouragement and caution about driving in other left-driving countries (UK, NZ, Japan etc) or specifically in Scotland. And if you have visited this fine country, tell me about the sights I should not miss. I will be seeing the Shetlands and the Orkneys a few weeks earlier, but by boat. Thank you in advance.