Numerous reports have been pointing out that Uber is looking to launch its service in Scotland soon. It seems, however, that the popular ride sharing service has already arrived in Scotland. And in fact, it is already going to start offering its service when its booking office opens today.
According to Evening Times, a publication that covers everything happening in Scotland, Uber’s very own booking office is set to open for business in Glasgow on Friday at 4 p.m. The company has reportedly applied for a three-year license for the said office with the Glasgow City Council. With regard to this, a spokeswoman for the Glasgow City Council told the Evening Times that Uber was indeed granted a license for a booking office by the Licensing Committee last April 29. However, the license given was just for one year.
Moreover, should you check the list of private hire cars and taxi companies granted a license by the Glasglow City Council, you can find Uber already included. Here, it is listed as Uber Britannia Ltd, which is holding an office at the 3rd floor in the building located in 151 West George Street. Meanwhile, it seems Uber is yet to list Glasgow among the cities it services.
Nonetheless, there are encouraging signs that Uber is committed to grow in the Scotland market. Currently, Uber has a job opening for a General Manager of Scotland who will be in charge of running the company’s Edinburgh market. Perks of the job include stock options and, of course, Uber credits.