Wheels in Nairnshire (WIN) is for all residents of Nairn, Nairnshire, Ardersier, Tornagrain, Dalcross and Croy.
This is a car sharing scheme with volunteer drivers using their own cars to take you to and from a destination of your own choice. To become eligible for the scheme, you shouldn’t have access to transport of your own and have difficulty accessing public transport to complete your journey.
In normal circumstances journeys can be anything from visiting a friend, shopping, attending the doctor, to getting to the bus/train station or just going for coffee. Until recently we were closed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic but have recently re-started a limited service.
Service from November 2020
Car sharing is only permitted by the Scottish Government for “essential reasons”, so we are giving priority to getting you lifts to and from health related appointments – the GP, dentist, physiotherapist, clinic appointments in Raigmore and Dingwall. We can also collect prescriptions and shopping for you.
To protect you and your driver we have introduced strict rules on social distancing and sanitising our cars. Our drivers will wear masks and wipe down all the contact points on both the inside and outside of their car before and after your trip. We ask you to wear a mask and to wrap up warm…we’ll have to keep a window open during the journey. For social distancing purposes, we can only carry one passenger, and you will have to sit diagonally behind the driver.
We are a charity so need to cover our costs. We don’t charge set fees but instead ask you to donate what you can to help us. As a guide, it costs around 25p to 35p per mile for our volunteers to drive you. We don’t expect you to pay if this would cause you hardship. You can donate here
The newly relaunched Dial-a-Bus service will operate alongside our existing volunteer car scheme. Both the Dial-a-Bus service and the volunteer car scheme are managed by a scheme Manager/Co-ordinator. Based in Nairn, around 18 hours per week but can be flexible. Caring, professional manner, well organised and able to work well in a small friendly team. …Keep reading