Welcome to A1 Car Hire

Car Hire and Vehicle Rental in Kirkwall, Orkney

We are a well-established family business having been in the motortrade since 1993, then in March 2006 added car hire to complete the circle. Our fleet of vehicles rotate on a 3 year basis making 2015 the time when we took delivery of a batch of Volkswagens all having five doors.

We can also supply 4 x 4s (subject to availability). All our cars come equipped with first aid kits and local maps. Tom-tom satellite navigation and child boosters are available on request. Free collection from airport and ferries is available by arrangement if the vehicle hire is for 4 days or more. If the hire is less than 4 days a delivery charge of £10 will be added.

Whether you are visiting Orkney on a business trip or for pleasure, you can be guaranteed a warm welcome from A1 Car Hire, making it a perfect start to your stay in Orkney.

Our vehicle rental and car hire business is based in Kirkwall, which is the largest town of the Orkney Islands. Our town is the administrative centre with a long and interesting past. For example, our premises, the Hatston Industrial Estate, is near a prehistoric ancient monument, Grain Earth House, a short low stone-walled passage deep underground leading to a small pillared chamber.

Throughout the UK, we are probably one of the most northerly vehicle rental businesses around.

Conditions of Vehicle Rental

Drivers must be between 21 and 75 years, have at least 12 months driving experience and hold a full driving licence.

A valid driving licence must be produced prior to the car being driven. Cars will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. It is the responsibility of the hirer to make sure the tank is refilled on completion of the hire. Strictly no smoking and no animals allowed.

Parking tickets, punctures, etc are the responsibility of the hirer. Cancellation of a hire within 48 hours of the pickup date booked will result in a charge of one full day of hire.

Insurance is also included with a standard excess of £750. To reduce this to £250 it is an extra £4 per day

Contact Us

Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RE

Telephone: 01856 870900

Mobile: 07856 870900