DUG Category: Pet Travel

McGill’s Buses

McGill’s has depots in Greenock, Barrhead, Hamilton, Inchinnan and Johnstone.

Small animals are carried, at the discretion of the driver. Dogs must be on a lead and are carried on local services only. Please note that we do not carry dogs on any motorway routes, and that we allow only one dog to travel at any one time on a bus. All other animals must be secured in a suitable cage or carrying case.

The driver may require an animal to be taken off the bus at any time.

Animals taken onto a McGill’s bus are the responsibility of the


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North Link Ferries

NorthLink Ferries is an operator of passenger and vehicle ferries, as well as ferry services, between mainland Scotland and the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland.

With the exception of support dogs, animals are not allowed in the internal public areas including cabins.

Unfortunately, dogs have to be placed in the Kennel facilities which are on board and this needs to be booked in advance. For more information visit: http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/
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Orkney: Day Trip

John O’Groats Ferries
Dogs can travel free of charge on John o’Groats ferries and also are welcome on the coach tour over to Orkney. We know this as Bailie has been on it. Its also confirmed on their website. So you can Visit Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, Stromness, Kirkwall, Churchill Barriers, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness and the Italian Chapel with your dog!

We went on the Maxi day tour. Click here for more info



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P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries accept the carriage of pet animals. We make a charge of £15 each way for each pet travelling onboard Dover to Calais, and £17 for each pet travelling onboard our Hull – Rotterdam/Zeebrugge route, with the exception of registered guide and hearing dogs, which are carried free of charge. For customers travelling on our Irish routes there is no charge for pets. Please note that animals cannot travel unaccompanied.

Dover – Calais

Check-in at least one hour before departure and the animals must remain inside the vehicle at all times during the crossing. Foot passengers cannot travel with


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