Rural car clubs

Since 2010 the DCCS programme has supported the development of a network of community-run car clubs in small towns and rural communities across Scotland.


Thanks to funding from Transport Scotland through the Developing Car Clubs in Scotland programme, Carplus has been able to work with communities all across Scotland to trial different models of small car clubs. These range in size and have from 2 to 13 vehicles available for hire by the day or by the hour.

We are currently looking for people interesting in trialling a new ‘Micro Car Club’ which is aimed at groups of 2-5 families who want to pool their resources to buy and share a (more) environmentally friendly car. If you’d like to find out more get in touch with

Over the last 7 years communities have been supported to provide car clubs in many different settings from market towns such as Haddington to small villages like Creetown in Dumfriesshire, or on islands (Car Bute) and at ferry terminals (Mallaig).

So far, the following community car clubs have been established in Scotland: