Arising from a need identified by the Connecting Dunbar project, a group of volunteers was supported to establish an independent Community Interest Company.
Thanks to support from the Scottish Government, they were able to launch in March 2011 with two community owned cars.
Sparewheels (Dunbar) later joined forces with EasyWheels (Haddington) and spread to North Berwick to become Co-Wheels East Lothian. This is now part of the UK wide Co-wheels network of community-led carsharing clubs which gives members access to cars in over 60 locations from Dundee to Portsmouth. Co-wheels currently has four cars in Dunbar, including an electric Nissan Leaf.Sparewheels Website