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Shipping Containers For Sale Scotland

At Universal Containers, we have over four decades of experience in the shipping container industry. Over this time, we have honed our skills and expertise to become specialists in delivering high-quality shipping containers directly to Scotland. Our options are suitable for a range of uses, from storing your belongings to creating bespoke modifications.

Dispatched from our strategic base in Manchester, we’re ideally located for timely and efficient delivery to any area of Scotland. Our teams provide a personalised and effective service for our customers, understanding the unique requirements of every delivery.

Shipping Containers For Sale Scotland

With seas, coasts, and islands forming an important part of the country’s national identity, Scotland is a proud maritime nation with a long history of using shipping containers. Today, the country still plays a vital role in shipping, with port activities accounting for around 18,000 Scottish jobs.

It’s therefore no surprise that Scotland has been using shipping containers for a vast range of unique projects, adding a modern touch to both city scenes and countryside settings. These innovative adaptations range from converting containers into student accommodation and glamping spots for holiday rentals, to creating trendy pop-up bars and restaurants.

New shipping containers in Scotland

Our selection of new shipping containers is the ideal choice for those who require high-quality units for shipping, storage, or bespoke customisation projects. Every container in this range is built using top-quality Corten steel and adheres to ISO shipping standards to ensure optimal security and durability for your belongings. 

To match any requirement you may have, our new containers are available in a range of sizes and configurations:

  • New 10ft Shipping Containers – Perfect for small spaces and minimal storage needs, these efficient containers are the ideal choice for tight spaces.
  • New 20ft Shipping Containers – From transport and storage to complex modifications, these popular containers are one of the most versatile sizes you can choose.
  • New 40ft Shipping Containers – For larger storage needs, extensive modifications, or high-volume shipping demands, these large containers are a great option.

Our range also includes alternative sizes that differ from the standard options:

  • New 8ft Shipping Containers – These containers are perfect for smaller storage options such as secure storage of tools and equipment.
  • New 9ft Shipping Containers – For limited space, these containers offer a little more capacity than the 8ft unit, without taking up too much room.
  • New 30ft Shipping Containers – This mid-sized option provides plenty of space for both storage and customisation, making it perfect for multi-use requirements.
  • New 45ft Shipping Containers – Our largest option offers maximum space for several use cases, from significant shipping needs to large-scale modifications.
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Buy A New Shipping Container

Used shipping containers in Scotland

All of our used shipping containers are inspected and graded to the highest standards, ensuring they are functional, secure, and durable. For our customers in Scotland looking to save money without compromising on quality, our used shipping containers provide the ideal solution. 

Similarly to our new shipping containers, the used containers in our range are available in a variety of options. We can support any project or storage demand in Scotland, with shipping containers in a selection of sizes, types, and conditions. With small 8ft, 9ft, and 10ft used containers, you’ll find the ideal unit for limited space or secure storage. Our larger 20ft, 30ft, 40ft, and 45ft containers are well-suited to significant storage needs and modifications.

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Buy A Used Shipping Container

Container customisation options in Scotland

We know that no container project is the same, and we provide a variety of customisation services to ensure your shipping container meets your needs before it gets to Scotland.

Whether you need new doors and windows installed to create a living or working space, or you have a bespoke conversion in mind, we can help. From mobile offices, studios, and workshops to garden rooms and custom gyms, no project is too big or small for us.

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Our containers in action in Scotland

At Universal Containers, we’ve been privileged to support our customers in Scotland with some innovative shipping container conversions. 

We converted a new 10ft container into a burger bar to help our customer expand their beer and burger chain business. Our teams fitted an easy-access personnel door and serving hatch and fully lined and insulated the unit to ensure optimal efficiency. We welded the cargo doors shut and finished the container as an open-plan unit ready for the customer to install their catering equipment.

With containers becoming popular living spaces, we were excited to help our customer convert six 20ft containers into log cabin units within a Scottish forest environment. We added windows and doors, painted the exterior and delivered the containers to site ready for fitting out by the customer.

Why choose Universal Containers for your shipping container needs?

We are committed to providing the highest quality containers to our customers, with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Whether you opt for new or used containers, you can be assured that we’ll provide you with reliable quality and excellent customer service every time.

Customised solutions

By understanding the unique needs of our customers, we’re able to deliver customised solutions that match your project requirements. We can support almost any project, converting your ideas into reality.

Fast and reliable services to Scotland

Conveniently located in Manchester, we’re able to provide fast and reliable delivery to our customers in Scotland and the surrounding regions. We have an experienced logistics team who ensure quick turnaround times and efficient setup services.

Commitment to quality

We’re committed to providing a quality product and service, and this sits at the heart of everything we do. We understand the importance of reliability and durability for our customers and make sure every shipping container we deliver meets high standards of security and structural integrity.

Contact us

Ready to find the perfect shipping container in Scotland? Contact our team today

You can also reach us by phone at 0161 775 3217, email us at, or visit us at our office at Wharfside Container Park, Irlam Wharf Road, Irlam, Manchester, M44 5FZ for a personal consultation.

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