Electric Vehicle Charge Posts

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar offer charging facilities to all electric vehicle users in the Western Isles

Types of Charger

There are three different types of charger available for use across the Western isles:

  • Rapid Charger (43kW AC & 50kW DC/CHAdeMO connection) - Delivers 80% charge in less than 30 minutes
  • Fast Charger (22kW AC connection) - Delivers a full charge in 3-4 hours
  • Standard Charger (7kW AC connection) -Delivers a full charge in around 8 hours


A map of charge point locations can be found at ChargePlace Scotland - Charge Point Locations (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

Guidance on Post Usage

A full guide to electric vehicle charging - Electric Vehicle – Charging Guide (525.4kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)


To use charge posts owned by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, users must first be a member of ChargePlace Scotland at the annual cost of £20. The charge card issued to users upon joining is subsequently used to gain access to the charge posts.

Information on joining is available at ChargePlace Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file).

Once the user is connected to the charge post, a minimum fee of £1 is applied followed by a £0.20 per kWh charge. The £1 minimum fee covers any charging from £0.01 - £1.00 (Ending the charge session before a kWh value of £1 has been reached will still result in the £1 charge being issued).

Invoicing to users will be administrated by ChargePlace Scotland, covering charges accumulated through use of charge points, invoices will be issued monthly providing the charge is over £5, if the charge is under £5 it may take up to 3 months for invoices to be issued.  

Overstay Charge

An overstay charge is applied on Comhairle charge points to keep charge post usage as efficient as possible. Once the user reaches a predetermined time limit, they must disconnect from the charger, failure to do so will incur a £5 charge.

Contact Us

For any additional information, please contact:


Telephone: 01851 822 679

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Sandwick Road