Inverness To Plockton


North Coast 500 Driving Tips

Some roads in the Scottish Highlands and islands are single-track roads. A single-track road or one-lane road is a road that permits two-way travel but is not wide enough in most places to allow vehicles to pass one another. To overcome this problem, many single-track roads, especially those officially designated as such, are provided with passing places. Always take extra care on country roads while on The North Coast 500 and reduce your speed at approaches to bends, which can be sharper than they appear, and at minor junctions and turnings, which may be partially hidden. Be prepared for pedestrians, horse riders, and cyclists walking or riding in the road. You should also reduce your speed where country roads enter villages.
Overnight Parking is generally allowed on the North Coast 500 but there is exceptions to this. Any restrictions enforced will be limited to those few instances where the impact of overnight parking has a significant impact on the local community. This will be confined to village and town centres, and potentially certain "destination lay-bys" in the open countryside which serves as car parks for all types of visitors.
Live Road status updates can be found on Traffic Scotland, It is always a good idea to check this before setting off as alternative routes are few and far between on the north coast 500.

North Coast 500 Roadtrip News

  • Permitted Campervan Travel Times On The North Coast 500

    Permitted Campervan Travel Times On The North Coast 500 This Week

    Camper vana & motorhomes are now restricted from travelling on certain roads at specific times on the North coast 500, As from Monday 3rd of August the permitted travelling times for Campervans, caravenettes & motorhomes to be travelling on the NC 500 for this week beginning Monday 3rd of August. There is a  one-way system in effect along the North Coast 500 therfore  going round the route in an anti-clockwise direction is not advised and goes against Scottish Government guidance.

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  • New tariff at electric vehicle (EV) charging points On The North Coast 500

    The Highland Council has decided to introduce a tariff at EV charge points, starting on 1 June 2021.

    The new tariff is intended to recover costs associated with the operation and upkeep of the network, transitioning Highland Council to a more sustainable operating model.

    The number of EVs on the roads has doubled in the last year, therefore the risk in electricity supply will be upwards of those numbers without a tariff in place. The approach taken is fully endorsed by the Electric Vehicle Association Scotland and is designed to enable the Council to support and maintain the service offered, but also encourage best practice amongst users at charge points, facilitating all journeys.

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  • North Coast 500 Route66 is Closed Due To COVID-19

    North Coast 500 NC500 is Closed Due To COVID-19 to Tourists until further notice.!!!

     

     

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