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Scotland’s travel ban set to begin

Preventing people from travelling in level four lockdown areas comes into force in Scotland on Boxing day.

nc500 police carThe North Coast 500 in Scotland will be in level 4 of Scotland’s coronvirus alert system frommidight on Boxing day 2020.

It is against the law to travel unless there is a “reasonable excuse” – so how is that defined?

Get Your Fish & Chips On Route 66

Get Your Fish & Chips On Route 66

Get Your Fish & Chips On Scotland's Route 66

fish chipsBest Fish and chips shops on the North Coast 500 fish & chips has long been an excellent meal choice for those that just want a quick and tasty takeaway meal. On the NC500 in the Scottish Highlands, we are lucky enough to have several good quality fish and chip shops all along the highland's coastal route also known as Scotlands route66, most of them use award-winning local fish and potatoes, but it is the location that makes them taste so good, these chippies that keep the customers coming back for more. We have created a directory of the best chippies on Scotland's ultimate road trip for you to try.

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.

nc 500 ev vehicle car hireThe 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.

Permitted Campervan Travel Times On The North Coast 500

Permitted Campervan Travel Times On The North Coast 500 This Week

NC500 Camper RulesCamper 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.

COVID-19 Recovery Phases For The Scottish Highlands

COVID-19 Recovery Phases For NC500 & The Scottish Highlands

While travelling On Scotland's North Coast 500 Always Respect The New Rules & Guidelines - Stay Safe See You Soon. 

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Although the North Coast 500 which is also now known Scotlands Route 66 has been closed the last few months, we have always known that this amazing coastal route around the highlands of Scotland will soon reopen with more incredible adventures for visitors and local business to return to a new normal, the mountains and lochs are still as beautiful as before if anything this will bring a more positive attitude for locals and tourists alike. You can find some information below on what will open and at what stage, So if you are planning a trip within Scotland? It has moved a step closer.

When will the north coast 500 tourist route reopen?

Scotland's North Coast 500 tourist route set to reopen by mid-July.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice. Not all businesses on the North Coast 500 are operating as advertised due to the current Coronavirus situation. Please see the latest advice on travel and booking.

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All being well More than two-thirds of businesses around this 516 mile tourist route around the Scottish highland's (The North Coast 500 - NC500) are getting ready to reopen as soon as they are given the all-clear by the Scottish Government. The whole of the Scottish Highland's has welcomed the recent announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, of the provisional date of 15th July when tourism businesses may be able to resume operations.

NC500 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

North Coast 500 and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

camper2The World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency of international concern, and in response, the four UK Chief Medical Officers changed the UK risk level from low to moderate. This does not mean that the risk to individuals has increased, and it does not mean that any additional precautions are necessary. The increase to moderate is a reflection of the need for governments and the health service to escalate our planning and preparation in case of a more widespread outbreak.



The Government in Scotland & NHS Scotland are well prepared to deal with this virus. You can help too. The best way to protect yourself and others is Wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel, regularly throughout the day. Catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue, bin it, and wash your hands. Thisisthe best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus. If you recently arrived back from specified areas followthereturning traveller advice. Check the list of areas and find out more at:

Is The North Coast 500 Open Yet

When Is Scotland's Ultimate Roadtrip The North Coast 500 Going To Open For Business ?

The Scottish Highlands is the most-searched-for destination for people looking to fill a bucket list, but! The Scottish tourism industry in the Highlands will probably require support for upto a year as a result of the pandemic, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been warned.

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Scotland's ultimate roadtrip the North Coast 500 is not going to be open for business untill at least July 2020 with social distancing rules still in force many of the business's that will reopen will be running at a reduced capacity.

North Coast 500 Route66 is Closed Due To COVID-19

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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