If you are bringing your electric car to Bute, there is one public charging point on the island.  You can find it at Guildford Square in Rothesay, in the car park right across from the Calmac Ferry Terminal.  Although the charging point is free, the car parking fees apply: 15 minutes: 30p 30 minutes: 50p 45 minutes: 80p 60 minutes: £1

Parking restrictions apply, Monday – Saturday, 09.00 -18.00.

(information correct as of 28 February 2019)

There are two charging points there, both Type 2 – both suitable for cars and small vans only.

Please note that there is also a charging point at Wemyss Bay Rail Station, should you need to charge before or after your visit to the island.

While your car is charging, there are several cafés nearby. Why not check out what VisitBute members have to offer – try the Kettledrum! Or, if you like a meander through some books while you are waiting, check out PrintPoint.

We don’t just have electric charging points on Bute.  You can actually hire a hybrid vehicle from Car Bute should you need to get out and about while you are here on the island, but not have access to a car.  They also have a standard engine vehicle for hire too. Visit their website to find out about becoming a member and how to book a vehicle.