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:
Bolts Car Hire first began operating in 1971, starting with just four cars. The business quickly grew 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.
Our main office is at 26 North Road in Lerwick where our staff are on hand to help with any enquiries you may have, or to pick up or drop off your vehicle. Around the corner from the office is our garage facilities where we fully service and maintain our fleet of vehicles regularly to keep them running smoothly and to meet our own high standards for cleanliness.
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.