Car Club

Car Club's Electirc Nissan

Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre Development Trust operates a Car Club where Members of the Club can lease a Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicle from as little as 1 hour or for as long as they need.

Membership is open to residents and visitors and is subject to Terms and Conditions which can be viewed by clicking on the box below.  Please note, this is not a 'turn up and drive' system, drives must pre-register (allow up to a week to process the membership).

The Electric Car is stored at the Pier building. The key box is next to the charge point, the key code is issued to all members. When charging the car please keep pushing the boost button until all of the lights have been lit up This will ensure the maximum charge goes into the car, ready for the next person to use it.  There is a torch in the boot of the car if you need this.  

Don't forget to take the cable with you when hiring, in case you need to charge the car when in town.  There is a chargecard in the vehicle if you do need to top up (range around 80miles). 

We aim to keep the membership rates as low as possible, click here to see the current Membership fees and lease rates.

To apply to become a Member, you can either fill in the on-line form below or, you can download a form, fill it in and send it to us at Gowsterie, Rousay, KW17 2PT. There is some other paperwork to do, so please make sure your read the instructions on the forms. If you need any help, just get in touch. 

Once you are a Member, we will need to show you around the car as well as how to charge it, should you need to. We will also show you how to gain access to it at the beginning of your hire.

As a Member, booking the car couldn't be easier! You can either phone the REWDT on 821229, or book via the link below where you can see, at a glance, if the car is free when you want to use it. We can show you how on-line booking works, too!

Download a pdf Membership Form

Terms and Conditions

Dial-a-Ride Community Transport

From 1st September 2023 the 'Dial-a-ride' service will be expanding:
  • On Rousay, every Monday & Wednesday 9.30-15:00
  • Trips to Orkney Mainland every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
  • Trips outside these days can be considered but not guaranteed.
Conceessionary travel is free of charge, and a small charge for non-concessions (£1.50 on island and £5 off island - return fares).

To book:
Call the office on 01856 821229
Fill in an online form here

Please give as much notice as possible, and we obviously have only 3 seats so capacity is limited!
We are also looking for a number drivers to help deliver the service, in a voluntary or paid service. Please get in touch if you would like more information.




Booking Calendar