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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Get on the right track for a Greener and healthier Bute
Aug23

Get on the right track for a Greener and healthier Bute

Making an inroad into reducing your carbon footprint in regard to transport is something that we can all do. It is quite easy to leave your car at home and walk, cycle, take the bus or sell your car altogether and join the community car club.  Think of the money that would save you by doing any of the above.  Not only will you benefit the environment, but also achieve greater health values to your body by exercising at the same time. ...

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