For most delivery postcodes in Scotland, it won't cost any more to send a parcel than any other UK locations. We offer a range of domestic services to try and help all of our customers find a delivery company that is the right price for them and can deliver within their required delivery time frame.
The cheapest way to send a parcel to Scotland will be with DPD Pickup, which is a Drop Off service available to book from only £5.95 + VAT. Simply book a courier service online, print the shipping label and take to any of their 2,500 Pickup shops located across the UK.
We have a range of Next Day courier services with Parcelforce, UK Mail and DX, plus the excellent Same Day courier service from City Sprint who collect and deliver your items within the same working day.
Not everybody is sending small boxes to Scotland, there can be large items that need to be shipped that might have been sold on eBay or spare car parts for instance but we work with courier companies who can handle pallets and ugly freight.
Parcel Monkey can provide you with discounted shipping rates with DX Freight, Parcelforce Large or Tuffnells all of whom can deliver to addresses across Scotland when your parcel is 15kg or more.
Some couriers do raise a surcharge for remote locations but you will be informed of this in the booking process when you compare courier prices online using our quote engine so you will know exactly how much it will cost to send a parcel before you commit to making a booking.
Parcelforce have provided a postcode list that highlights areas that will cost more to deliver to. For items being delivered in the Scottish Highlands and Islands some courier services may not be available, again you will only see services available to you when compare couriers with your full package and delivery details.
A non-exclusive list of postcodes that services may experience increased prices, delivery times or restrictions on services can be found here:
IV3 – IV40, IV52 – IV54, IV63
KW1 – KW14
PA20 – PA40
PH19 – PH40, PH50
All HS (Western Isles)
IV41 – IV51, IV55 – IV56 (Skye)
KA27 (Arran), KA28 (Millport)
KW15 – KW17 (Orkney)
PA41 (Gigha), PA42-PA49 (Islay), PA60 (Jura), PA61 (Colonsay),
PA62 – PA76 (Mull), PA77 (Tiree), PA78 (Coll)
PH41 (Muck), PH42 (Eigg), PH43 (Rum), PH44 (Canna)
All ZE (Shetlands)
For these more distant postcodes we can still offer timed services such as next day before 7:30, 9 am, 10:30, 12 pm and next day on a Saturday before 1 pm. Please do check the prices, however, on our quote form.
Sending a parcel from Scotland no different from anywhere else in the UK. We have a full range of delivery services so that you can send within the UK or of course internationally. There may be some restrictions for customers looking to send from Highland or Island locations but this will be highlighted in the booking process.
Drop Off services are available too, so you can drop off any parcel you wish to send at your own convenience. We have these services via DPD Pickup who have 2,500 Pickup shops or via Parcelforce and you can drop at your local Depot or Post Office, and save on the cost of sending a parcel by booking online. We even cater to those who do not have a printer for shipping labels.
As much of the population of Scotland can be found in the central belt of the country that takes you from Glasgow to Edinburgh, many of the courier companies also locate their depots in that part of the country. Wigtownshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfriesshire and parts of Roxburghshire may be served by the depots in Carlisle while much of the Highlands will be served by the Parcelforce depot in Inverness.
There is a slight difference in the Bank Holidays that the UK and Scotland have. This can mean there could be a delay in either sending a parcel to or from Scotland so be sure to check them out before you ship to ensure this won't cause you any issues.