E-bike – Coming to an island near you
May09

E-bike – Coming to an island near you

Road trip to Oban tomorrow.  Car Bute has been invited to present at Energy Saving Trust Driving Smarter Energy conference.  We will be talking about Isle of Bute community car club, the only island based car club in the UK.  Amazingly, Car Bute was one of the first in Scotland, back in 2011, and here we still are!  However, there is another purpose too!  We are collecting an e-bike, which will be available for people to try during...

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A car for all
Nov27

A car for all

Its getting to that time of year again. When the decorations go out, the trees go up and family and friends come round to visit. Often when visitors come to the island they seek the freedom to go where they can, whenever they can and this is one way the Car Bute car can help. The opportunity visitors to the island have around this time of year is unique: a glimpse at island life during the winter months and the picturesque scenes our...

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Electric cars buzzing around on Bute
Aug21

Electric cars buzzing around on Bute

A new breed of car club is now popping up across the country, showing that community car clubs are as popular as ever. The trend for all-electric car clubs is driven by the appeal of emission free travel and no fuel costs. Such freedoms from conventional car running costs such as fuel and servicing, not to mention insurance and tax costs have long been a draw for those looking to car share. Now though the added benefit of reducing...

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Smart villages, travel in style.
Mar29

Smart villages, travel in style.

In a world of information where the requirements for accurate, up-to-date details on our travel arrangements are needed at the touch of a button it is sometimes easy to neglect the environmental impact we take. Whether looking for ferry status, checking train timetables or seeing whether your bus is running on time, so much of this can be done via the internet now. But technology has a greater part to play in transport. Towns and...

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New year, Green year
Jan12

New year, Green year

With 2018 well underway the sun seems to be greeting us earlier in the morning. So why not make the most of it? There is so much of Bute to explore and see. From southern Kilchattan Bay to the shores of Scalpsie Bay, the views can be breathtaking (despite the chill in the air!). Any drivers visiting can take advantage of the Car Bute car club by becoming a temporary member. This gives them the freedom to get to places that they...

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Unlock Your Green Side
Apr17

Unlock Your Green Side

There are 33 community car clubs across UK and a further 10 in major cities.  Car Bute was established in 2011 as part of CarPlus Developing Car Clubs in Scotland programme.  Since then our car club has went from strength to strength, and holds a unique place as an island based service.  Many individual members who joined in that first year have continued with us, and tell us how useful it is to have access to a car when they need...

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