Services on the A90
Here are details on the services on the A90, starting at Edinburgh and ending at Aberdeen. Please note that this does not cover the section between Dunfermline and Perth as this is superseded by the M90. Also on Motorway Services Online: Services on the M9 and the M90.
FerrymuirAt South Queensferry, Lothian, EH30 9QZ. [Google Maps]
The filling station is open 24 hours
Tesco operate the shop, café and filling station
South QueensferryAt South Queensferry, Lothian, EH30 9YJ. [Google Maps]
Both filling stations are open 24 hours
BP Express operate the northbound filling station
Shell operate the southbound filling station
Whitbread operate the hotel and Brewers Fayre restaurant
Northbound between Forfar and Brechin, Angus, DD8 3QD. [Google Maps]
StracathroBetween Brechin and Stonehaven, Angus, DD9 7PX. [Google Maps]
The filling station here is open 24 hours
Transis Ltd. operate this site
When the A94 was upgraded it was sent slightly east of the services, with a new junction serving them and the neighbouring hospital. BP built a new filling station alongside the services building, putting everything on one side. The old filling station is now derelict.
Shell then took over the new filling station and charged a ridiculous price for fuel, so bad that they no longer display cost on any of the signs for the filling station and just let people find out the bad news once it is too late. The pumps themselves are quite funny too: They are totally silent so you do not hear a hum to know they are ready once you put the nozzle in the fuel filler of your car. Hence lots of people standing around for ages wondering why the pump is taking so long to activate! Gulf took over the filling station in 2010 and continued to operate it until 2015.
On the side of the building reads "Ye may gang faur and fare waur", which loosely translates to "you can go far afield and not be assured of finding anything this good". The services are very much a typical truckstop in that it looks like a cross between Art Deco and a portacabin, with a basic '70s décor and a very bumpy car park. The menu is also typical of a truckstop, but in this case in a good way.Stracathro also has plenty of free, overnight parking and for this reason alone, the truck drivers love it and there are always lots of lorries parked outside. This, coupled with the sheer Stracathro experience, means that it should still be here for many years to come. Legend has it that the site of Stracathro services was once the scene of a battle in Scotland but this is unconfirmed.
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- services are eastbound only (N = northbound, W = westbound, S = southbound)
- the services are accessed off a junction
- there are two services, on either side of the road
- some facilities open 24 hours
- the services completely close at night
- no HGV parking is available
- further information available on this link
- the services are actually part of a motorway service area
- the services are actually part of a truckstop