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Aultguish Inn, next to Loch Glascarnoch on the A835 Ullapool-Inverness road in Ross-shire, installs new electric vehicle recharging point thanks to insurance firm Direct Line

By Philip Murray

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The new EV charge pointsits right next to the Aultguish Inn, pictured in the background.
The new EV charge pointsits right next to the Aultguish Inn, pictured in the background.

A HOTEL miles from the nearest town has become the latest site to host a new electric car recharging point – as the rush towards EV technology hots up.

To coincide with the start of the staycation period, insurance firm Direct Line has installed one of its charge points at the Aultguish Inn – which sits just below the dam of Loch Glascarnoch in Ross-shire.

Its location on the busy A835 trunk road to Ullapool mean s it is likely to get plenty of use.

Dragos Floria, owner of the Aultguish Inn said: “We often find our guests asking for the whereabouts of the nearest charging point during their stay because they’re worried about running out of battery. That’s why we’re absolutely delighted that Direct Line got in touch with us to install a wilderness charging point.

“We hope it will encourage even more guests to explore the idyllic Highlands. The Inn has provided a stopping post for all travellers on the road from Inverness to the north-west of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides for hundreds of years. With an EV charger we will be all set to let the next generation of travellers explore the wonders of Scotland.”

Ian Exworth, head of Direct Line Electric Vehicle Insurance comments: “Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, but people still have concerns over accessing the whole of the UK. It is our job to help reassure people that they do not have to be anxious about driving electric, even to remote locations.”

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