If you have an alarm on the bike make sure it is disconnected, always carry a pen with you because sometimes, they give too much info and depending on nationality you'll need to fill the immigration card, so pen is handy !
But I've been all around Scotland in may and ferries even from the same company, all have different requirements, some ask center stand, some side and many let me attach the straps myself, which I honestly prefer !
Yamaha XJ6 : the one who started it all (sold)
Kawasaki Versys 650 : 1st trail and sportbike predator (sold after accident)
Yamaha FZ8 : sexiest of them all (sold )
Yamaha MT-09 : waking the hooligan in me (sold not to die...)
Africa Twin : taming the hooligan slightly
Fazer 8 : the every day jack of all tades