Car, van & truck rental specialists serving Scotland since 1978
Call us: 0141 771 3990

Who We Are

Who Cares Wins: It’s a family thing

Our company was founded in 1979 by Mr David Clarkson himself, who started the business with four second hand cars available for rent.


Barry & David Clarkson

Through local knowledge, good contacts, and a sharp eye for business, these four cars were the seeds that today have grown into a 400 strong fleet of cars, vans and trucks up to 17 tonnes available on daily rental throughout Scotland.

Vehicle Rentals Leisure and Tourism

In more recent years we have added a leisure and tourism division solely for the purpose of handling the ever increasing number of visitors to our country.

To complement this we have introduced the range of additional services seen throughout our website offering a truly complete transportation service.

Clarksons Today

Today, David and his son Barry head the company with an ever loyal and enthusiastic team of 60 employees throughout. We adopt an equal opportunities policy and believe in promotion from within allowing employees to grow and flourish within our organisation. We remain a truly family driven business and believe this is the key to our continued success.

24/7 Operation

We are now a 24 hour operation, 7 days a week, offering unprecedented range and service to our clients up and down the country.

Vehicle Reconditioning Plant

Most recently we opened our own vehicle reconditioning plant covering every aspect of vehicle refurbishment, meaning our vehicles remain in ‘tip top’ condition.

Our PartnersURS-LOGO-RGB

We are part of the UK’s largest chain of independent car rental operators and a member of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA). Our directors are fellow members of the Institute of Motor Industry – the UK’s governing body for the Motor Trade.


We offer you this information by way of our professional integrity. We are sure that you will find all of our services an enjoyable and memorable experience and we look forward to hearing any comments or suggestions that you may have in connection with them.

Want To Know More?

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Locations: Glasgow Airport / Edinburgh Airport / Glasgow city centre / Glasgow east/west / Lanarkshire

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