Although remote, Ardnamurchan is well provisioned with essential local services and amenities including doctors surgeries, grocery shops, post offices, petrol stations, libraries, places of worship, garage services, tourist information, craft shops, public conveniences, recycling stations and electric vehicle charging points to name a few.

We hope you will find our searchable service directory listing and map useful in your journey around Ardnamurchan. Services are dynamically numbered from 1 and listed from east to west on the zoomable and scrollable map. Simply select the service you are looking for and click the apply button to see the updated map and listing. Opening times may vary a little from season to season and even from day to day so should not be taken as gospel truth. Afterall you're in the West Highlands where time and so much is just a little different... We hope we're up to date, but if

Make sure to also check out our listings of Local Produce suppliers and Places to Eat around Ardnamurchan for some real culinary delights.

Further afield, Fort William has a hospital with an Accident and Emergency facility, a dentist, veterinary practice, cinema, banks, swimming pool, pharmacies and good range of supermarkets.

Tobermory on The Isle of Mull is also easily reached by ferry from Kilchoan and also has a good range of facilities including banks, craft shops, restaurants and cafes in addition to a small Co-op supermarket.



 

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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
The Lighthouse
Ardnamurchan Point
Kilchoan
PH36 4LN
tel: 01972 510210

As well as serving as cafe and ticket office, The Stables Coffee Shop at Ardnamurchan Lighthouse has a small, but well stocked gift shop selling local crafts and souveniers.  The Ardnamurchan Lighthouse complex is run by the local community as a social enterprise and all profits are put to the upkeep of the historic lighthouse.

The  Ardnamurchan Lighthouse complex also has a toilet, open during cafe opeing hours (10.00-17.00 April-October innclusive) to ensure you will not get caught short when you are way out west.


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
The Ferry Stores
Kilchoan
PH36 4LH
tel: 01972 510201

Don't go short when you're way out west and fill up your car at The Ferry Stores filling station in Kilchoan.  Maybe the most westerly fuel station on mainland Great Britain, and certainly one of the most quirky...  Listen out for corncrake in spring time and treat yourself to an ice cream as you enjoy the view over Loch Sunart.

Open as per Ferry Stores:

High Season 09:00-17:30 Mon-Sat; 11:30-14:00 Sun

Low Season: closed for lunch 13:00-14:00 and closed Sundays.

Please check The Ferry Stores Facebook page for up to date hours.


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
The Ferry Stores
Kilchoan
PH36 4LH
tel: 01972 510201

The Ferry Stores is a great place to stock up if you are staying Way Out West and also has a post office counter and fuel station.  If you're just passing through on the way to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse or Sanna Bay this is a great place to stop off and buy an ice cream to enjoy on the benches opposite overlooking the jetty.
 
The Ferry Stotes:  Monday-Friday 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:30; Saturday 09:00 to 17:30; Sunday Closed.
Kilcoan Post Office: Tue, Thu, Fri 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 17:30,
Wed 09:00 to 13:00, Sat 09:15 to 12:30, Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
By The Post Office and  Ferry Stores
Kilchoan
PH36 4LH

These toilets and showers and situated next to The Ferry Stores and a short walk from Kilchoan Jetty.  Open daily from 09:00-20:00 and longer during the summer months these facilites are open to the public, campers and maritime visitors.  Showers cost £1 per shower and all proceeds go to the upkeep of Kilchoan Jetty which is also run by The West Ardnamurchan Jetty Association as a free facility for visitors to launch and retrieve boats.

 


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
Kilchoan Community Centre
Pier Road
Kilchoan
Acharacle
PH36 4JL
tel: 01972 510711

Kilchoan Community Centre is situated on Pier Road in Kilchoan on the way to the CalMac Ferry terminal.  It hosts regular local produce markets in its large hall each year as well as playing host to several ceilidhs and community events.  Nearby Kilchoan Community Park is a great place to let the children have a play or have a picnic.

Their toilets are open to the public during centre opening hours and there are a couple of showers which are operated by token available from the friendly staff.

The centre is also home to West…


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
Mingary Pier
Kilchoan
PH36 4LJ

Situated 30m from the CalMac ferry terminal in Kilchoan these public toilets are a great place to take a comfort break.  The loos are open 24/7, are currently free, and also make a good stoping off point if you are touring West Ardnamurchan when other facilites are closed.  There is a large car park nearby and if you wander through the gate into the rough grazing beyond towards the coast you may catch sight of the ever elusive otter.


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
Kilchoan Ferry Terminal
Kilchoan
PH36 4LJ

Electric vehicle rapid charger at the far end of the car park at the Kilchoan ferry terminal.

The charge points are operated under the ChargePlace Scotland network.  Further details, including the status of the connectors can be found on The Charge Place Scotland website - Charge Point 50645.

Connectors: Mennekes (Type 2) (43KW/AC 3-phase), CCS (50KW/DC) and CHAdeMO (50KW/DC).

 


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Glenborrodale
Ardnamurchan Natural History Vistor Centre
Glenmore
Acharacle
PH36 4JG
tel: 01972 500209

As well as providing a wonderful place to stop off for tea, cake and a snack, The Ardnamurchan Natural History Visitor Centre has a wildlife exhibition, small cinema which hosts the occasional film and supper evening, craft shop, toilets and tourism information.

The centre stocks a good range of outdoor clothing, wildlife themed and local books, maps, artwork, prints, souvenirs and local crafts.  A welcoming place to browse and pick a memento of your holiday in Ardnamurchan.  The exhibition has information on the local wildlife and local history and the hosts are a mine of information about the local area and wildlife.  Check out the wildlife sighting board to get the latest…


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Acharacle
Acharacle Medical Practice
The Pines Medical Centre
Acharacle
PH36 4JU
tel: 01967 431231

The Pines Medical Centre in Acharacle is the main hub of the doctors' practice covering Ardnamurchan, Sunart and Moidart.  The practice also holds surgeries in Kilchoan and Strontian.  The practice has two doctors, nurses, a dispensary and the occasional red squirrel around the car park.

If you require medical advice whilst in the area you should contact the NHS24 helpline for non emergencies on 111 in the first instance.  They will then advice on the appropriate course of action.


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Acharacle
Shielbridge Hall Acharacle PH36 4JL

Shielbridge Hall in the centre of Acharacle hosts regular dances, ceilidhs and community events throughout the year.  There are regular produce markets over the summer months with lunches provided by the local community.


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Acharacle
Acharacle Community Centre
Morrison Place
Acharacle
PH36 4JJ
tel: 01967 431411

The Acharacle Community Centre is one of the main hubs for the local community of Acharacle and surrounds.  It hosts local meetings and supports the community through lunch clubs, meeting rooms and a reuse project.  There is a washing machine available for hire as well as shower facilites.


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Acharacle
Acharacle Village Centre
Acharacle
PH36 4JL

The recycling centre in Acharacle has facilities for recycling mixed glass.  There are several large containers and a convenient parking area.  The public toilets are nearby so you can wash your hands after recycling.  Once you have recycled your bottles you can restock at the Village Store which is situated a hop and a skip away.

There are also a couple of large waste bins for visitor use.  Please do not place large items in the bins or use them if they are overflowing.  Please help to keep the centre of Acharacle clean and tidy.

If you are staying locally you can recycle most other houshold items in the blue bins wheelie  at your property and collected by The Highland…


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Acharacle
Acharacle Public Conveniences
Acharacle
PH36 4JL

Conveniently situated next to the bus stop and childrens play area, these public conveniences offer the ideal opportunity to freshen up before your bus trip to Fort William or a play in the park.  The loos are well maintained and free to use.


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Acharacle
Acharacle Village Shop and Post Office
Acharacle
PH36 4JL
tel: 01967 431257

The Acharacle Village Shop stocks a wide range of Groceries, newspapers, freshly baked bread, refreshments, snacks, wines, beers and spirits etc. as well as a good and varying selection of local produce.  David and Wendy always provide a warm Highland welcome and are a mine of local information.

The store also has a post office counter open during shop opening hours with a full range of post office services.

Winter opening times from 2021:

Mon-Sat: 09:00- 17:00; Sat 09:00-17:30; Sun 10:00-16:00

Please see their…


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Acharacle
Artisan
Acharacle
PH36 4JL
tel: 01967 431277

Artisan is a craft outlet shop in the centre of the village of Acharacle featuring unique and unusual handmade craft items produced by local suppliers. High quality textiles, wood, art, glassware, photography and leatherwork, offered alongside books and local visitor information.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 to 16:30


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Acharacle
Loch Shiel Garage
Acharacle
PH36 4JL
tel: 01967 431246

Loch Shiel Garage is situated in the centre of Acharacle opposite The Loch Shiel Hotel. The friendly team offer a full range or repairs services including MOTs, full diagnostics and repairs as well as carrying a large range of tyres.  Loch Shiel Garage also operates a breakdown and recovery service covering Ardnamurchan and beyond.  Car hire is also available.

Visitors and holiday makers are welcome at the garage and it is so much convenient to pop in there rather than heading out to Fort William.  If you need to wait while your car is repaired you could take the short walk down to Loch Shiel Jetty for a spot of bird watching or head to…


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Salen
Loch Sunart Yarns and Buttons
Hillside
Salen
Acharacle
PH36 4JN
tel: 01967 431271

Just a short walk from the jetty in Salen, Loch Sunart Yarns & Buttons offers a range of hand spun, exotic silk blend, yarns for the discerning knitter, along with a range of wonderful natural shell, horn and wooden buttons to accessorise. Cashmere, alpaca, camel down, rare breed sheep wool and silk, in a range of natural colours for your own unique and indivual project.

Yarns & Crafts is a gift shop with a difference, housing a spinning business and also providing  a range of interesting and unusual crafts, gifts and cards for you to investigate.

As well as being open from March - October. 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday (other times…


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Salen
Salen Village Hall
Salen
Acharacle
PH36 4JN

Every wee village needs a wee village hall, and Salen has the best.  Cosy up in front of the fire on a cold winters night or join in with the country dancing in the summer months. Look out for local events advertised in Dè tha Dol or just ask what's on in the Salen Inn or The Salen Jetty Shop.


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Salen
Salen Jetty Shop
Salen
Acharacle
PH36 4JN
tel: 01967 431557

If you are looking for an Ice Cream, wander no more...  The Salen Jetty Shop has a great selection as well as coffees, snacks and mouth watering bacon sandwiches; something to satisfy everyone on their road or boat trip to Ardnamurchan.

The Salen Jetty Shop has a good selection of fresh vegetables, local meat, dairy produce, wines and whiskies as well as other holiday essentials. Catch up with the local news with Dè tha Dol, buy a national snoozepaper or connect to their wifi to share your holiday snaps.

 

Summer opening hours

Mon-Sat: 09:00- 17:00; Sun 10:00-14:00

Winter opening hours

Mon-Sat: 09:00- 14:00; Sun: Closed

 


nearest village:  Lochaline
Lochaline Stores
Morvern
Oban
Argyll
PA80 5XT
tel: 01967 421220

The Lochaline Filling Station is run by The Morvern Community Trading Company to ensure the local community has access to this vital service.  The pumps are fully automated and there is a 24/7 card payment system in place.  A great place to fill up if you are heading out to The Isle of Mull for the day.

Open 24 Hours a Day - 7 Days a Week  - card payments


nearest village:  Salen
The Composting Toilet
Sgoil na Coille
Salen
Acharacle
PH36 4JN

As far as the loo scene goes, this is maybe the greenist. Take comfort in the fact that you are making a small contribution to the well being of the wee bugs and creepy crawlies that live in the heart of the Atlantic oak woodlands. Architectually desgned, these loos are well worth a visit, though watch out for those pesky kelpies from the nearby lochan.


nearest village:  Salen
Sgoil na Coille
Salen
Acharacle
PH36 4JN

Sgoil na Coille, or The Salen Wood School is tucked away in the woods along The Gaelic Alphabet Trail in the atlantic oakwoods in Salen. It is available to hire as a quirky wedding venue though is more regularly used by The Lochaber Countryside Rangers for their community outreach work with children.  The Easter egg hunts are always a family favourite and if you want to learn about whittling wooden spoons this may well be the school for you.  A great place to share a tale or two and catch up with the local pixies.


nearest village:  Strontian
The Village Shop and Post Office
Strontian
PH36 4HZ
tel: 01967 402135

The Village Shop and Post Office is also home to the petrol station in Strontian.  The two self service pumps maybe have the finest view of any petrol station in Britain.  Watch out for the black duck of Strontian on Loch Sunart whilst you refuel, and if this is your first stop in Ardnamurchan, simply rejoice in the natural beauty and tranquility of the surrounds.

Open 08:00-19:00 Mon-Sat; 10:30-18:00 Sun