Community Electric Bikes on Papa Westray

10 November 2021

From the Community Energy Scotland newsletter

Four new electric bikes have arrived in Papa Westray, Orkney, which complete the fleet of community transport options made available by ReFLEX Orkney. In collaboration with the Papay Development Trust, Community Energy Scotland arranged the delivery and secured the funding for the ebikes via the UKRI funded ReFLEX Orkney project. The ebikes are owned and managed by the Development Trust and will eventually be available to hire by the local community and visitors. This arrangement offers an opportunity for the community to trial an inclusive option for active travel under a shared ownership model. We hope this will enable and encourage more people to consider cycling as a transport alternative, which can have health, wellbeing and social benefits. 


We are part of the rapidly expanding worldwide Transition Towns movement. The Black Isle is a peninsula of about 100 sq miles ENE of Inverness in Scotland, UK.