Scotch Corner

Scotch Corner
Scotch Corner
Road:A1 at J55, Scotch Corner Interchange
(also accessible to traffic on the A66 and the A6108)
Address:Moto Services
Scotch Corner Pavilion
Middleton Tyas
North Yorkshire
DL10 6PQ
Telephone number:01325 377726
Signposted from the road?Yes
Previous operators:Rank, Pavilion, Granada
Grid reference:NZ216054
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
Visit Scotch Corner/Moto's official website

Scotch Corner is a small service area at the junction of the A1 and the A66. Opposite it is a second hotel not part of the services, creatively named the Scotch Corner Hotel[website].

There is no parking for HGVs at the services, but there is a separate HGV lay-by accessible at the same junction, again not part of the services.



Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Lucky Coin
Restaurants: Burger King, Costa, West Cornwall Pasty Co., Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms]
Forecourt: Esso

Parking Prices

First two hours free, after which cars must pay £15. There is no HGV parking available.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2459.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.


The extended lobby area.

The services are named after The Scotch Corner Interchange, a historic turning point for traffic wishing to head towards Glasgow. For this reason, Scotch Corner is signposted for many miles, even though it has no population and is home to only this service area and the historic Scotch Corner Hotel, on the other side of the junction.

It briefly had an uncertain future while plans to upgrade the A1 were discussed. Although it was unlikely to be in the way, only a finite number of facilities can be provided and it may have been the case that Scotch Corner was rejected in favour of better facilities elsewhere. Todhills has provided some precedent for the services not closing, and the whole upgrade itself looks unlikely to happen any time soon.

Euro Garages also run a site on the south-east corner of the roundabout which includes an Esso filling station.

The M&S Simply Food here is open 24 hours. This is a first for Moto.

Survey Results

In 2006 the services won a four star loo award. In 2005, it was five stars.


High Brough Moor (A1 northbound, 1 mile)
Leeming Bar (11 miles)
Services on the A1 Durham (A1(M) north, 27 miles)
Barton Park Truckstop (2 miles)
Tebay (M6 north, 44 miles)
Sedbury Lay-by (1 mile)
Services on the A66 end of road
Leeming Bar (11 miles)
Southwaite (M6 north, 61 miles)
Moto services Washington (A1(M) north, 34 miles)
Barton Park Truckstop (2 miles)

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