I got to see the damage to the car this morning in as good daylight as it gets in Scotland in February and it's not too bad. The side panel on the passenger side is dented right in but hopefully the garage will be able to pop that out without too much trouble. There's some scratching as well at the wheel arch but it's not actually as much as it might have been - it'll probably be a re-spray job though.
The garage is going to phone today to arrange a time to take it in for the repairs but to get to them from work I have to drive back past my house and then another thirty odd miles. They're my insurance company's approved garage though so they can guarantee me a courtesy car while it's being fixed, but it still means I'll have to take at least a day, if not two, off work to get it done.
Ah well, I plan on catching up on the site updates today so long as I can ignore the subject librarian who was pissing me off yesterday.