Community transport, bike hire, e-charging, fuel and ferries

Be a temporary local by going slow with the community

As you plan your day's travel and adventure see what is available in the local community that lets you leave the car behind.

More and more communities are offering bike and e-bike hire, e-charge points and also have mini bus and car share options that are available to visitors.

In very remote rural areas and on islands you may well find that fuel stops are run by the community and your use of it helps keep this much-needed service alive for the locals.

At Glenelg, the community actually operate the heritage turntable ferry giving you access to and from the beautiful Isle of Skye and preserving the last manually-operated ferry of its kind in the world.


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