Driving on the Left

Keep Left!

Most countries around the world drive on the right. However, it's important to remember when you're driving in Scotland to do the opposite and keep left.

  • When you're driving off or joining a new road keep left.
  • If you're joining a roundabout, give way to oncoming traffic from the right. When you leave the roundabout, keep left.
  • If you stop to get fuel, for a rest or to take in some scenery (in a safe location), when you re-join the road keep left.

It is also important to be aware of the traffic signs that are used throughout Scotland. Do you know them?

A Guide to Driving in Scotland

Here's a useful Visit Scotland video, which has more information about making the most of your drive through Scotland on your next visit!


The Highway Code

The Highway Code has been updated from January 2022, so it may be different since your last visit to Scotland. Make sure you're in-the-know with the latest changes.