Helping with transport on and around Seil

What is it?

The car scheme is a registered Scottish charity (SCO37509), providing a community service for local residents who do not have the use of a car and who find it difficult or awkward to use public transport.

The pilot scheme, which began on Seil in 2003, has been extended to operate in other regions of North Argyll, namely those covering the Community Council areas of Glen Orchy and Innishail, Kilninver and Kilmelford, Seil and Luing.

Services provided:

Users of the car scheme may be taken to the local GP surgery, lunch clubs, church and cemetery, Community Council meetings, social functions, and into Oban for shopping, dementia clubs, to visit family or friends, to the dentist, optician, hairdresser, library, banks, post office, lawyers, church, and even with their animals, to the vet. Passengers make a small donation as a contribution towards journey costs.

Running the car scheme

NAVCS is funded by grants and donations, managed by a committee of volunteers, and run by a paid part-time co-ordinator who organises journeys, assess and registers users, recruits and supports volunteer drivers and keeps records and accounts.

Make a donation to help

Donation Boxes

Thanks to all of you who help to fill up our ‘little red car’ money boxes. If you haven’t seen them yet they can be found in the local pubs, shops and surgeries