VisitScotland’s accessibility scheme runs in line with the UK-wide National Accessibility Standards and forms three categories of accessibility, assuring you that an establishment can provide unassisted wheelchair access, assisted wheelchair access or access for those with mobility difficulties.
A comprehensive quality assurance scheme for those with mobility impairment has been in place in Scotland for the past 20 years, so look out for the access symbols in VisitScotland’s brochures and in the online accommodation listings.
The RADAR/National Key Scheme offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country for a fee, and the locations can be found py purchasing a key or downloading their mobile up.
Many establishments will be able to cater for those with a sensory impairment but please do check with the proprietor before booking.
Finding accessible accommodation
To search for and book accessible accommodation on our site:
- Follow the 'Advanced search options' link on the accommodation search panel on the right
- On the next page, complete all the drop-down options to select your preferred location, property type, dates, etc.
- Under the 'Awards' option, tick the 'Accessibility' box
- Click the search button
All the properties that return will be either Category 1, 2 or 3 accessible.
Alternatively, please contact VisitScotland or call 0845 859 1006 and VisitScotland advisors will not only help you find the right place to stay but will also book it for you.