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…


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
Kilchoan Recycling Centre
Sonachan Road
Kilchoan
PH36 4JN

The recycling centre in Kilchoan is situated on the road to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse just opposite the village fire station.  It has facilities for paper, glass, food and drink cartons, food tins, drink cans and aerosols and plastic pots, tubs and trays.  A little bit more than your average village recycling point, but when you are in such a remote and beautiful place there can be no excuse for littering so please recycle your waste if you can not take it home with you.


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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.…


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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.

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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…


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 ( Ardnamurchan Peninsula )
nearest village:  Kilchoan
West Coast Crafts and Gift Shop
Kilchoan Community Centre
Pier Road
Kilchoan
PH36 4JL

West Coast Crafts and Gift Shop can be found in The Kilchoan Community Centre on Pier Road in Kilchoan.  Pop in to browse their wide selection of local handmade crafts and produce from the local area. The shop also has a good selection of local books, maps and guides which together with other resources in The Kilchoan Community Centre


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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…


nearest village:  Lochaline
Achnaha Community Woodlands
Lochaline
Morvern
PA80 5XU

This is maybe the best situated composting loo in Scotland.  Enjoy the bluebells in spring, a wander in the woods or a dip in the Sound of Mull after taking your comfort break.  The loo is situated mid way around the walk with circumnavigates Achnaha Community Woodlands, so maybe not so handy if you are in a rush on your way between Lochaline and Drimnin, but if you have time the walk is just magical in late spring with bluebells carpeting the woods and you are guaranteed a memorable wee…


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 ( Moidart )
nearest village:  Glenuig
Glenuig Hall
Glenuig
Lochailort
PH38 4NG
tel: 01687 470267

Glenuig Hall is owned and managed by The Glenuig Community Association. It hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year including celeidhs, classical concerts, less classical concerts, opera, folk and Scottish rock, plays, workshops and community fayres.  The Hall also has a public toilet made available as part of The Highland Council Comfort Scheme and…


nearest village:  Glenuig
Glenuig Recycling Point
Glenuig
Lochailort
PH38 4NG

The Glenuig recycling Point is situated next to The Glenuig Community Shop on the side of the A861.  Recycle your glass bottles here rather than taking then home with you.  Best to bring a few at a time to give you a good excuse to linger and increase the chances of meeting some of the local sheep.  Look out for great northern divers at high tide too.


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 ( Moidart )
nearest village:  Glenuig
Glenuig Community Shop
Glenuig
Lochailort
PH38 4NG
tel: 01687 470285

The Glenuig Community Shop is staffed by local volunteers and is generally open most afternoons.  The shops stocks a good range of provisions as well as some local gifts.  It also has a good selection of ice creams too which can be enjoyed watching the sheep from the bench outside the shop.  Watch out for divers and otters on The Sound of Arisaig too.  A great place to catch up with the locals and find out what is happening in the Village Hall and Inn.


15

 ( 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…


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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.


20

 ( 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…


21

 ( 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…


23

 ( 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…


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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…


26

 ( Morvern )
nearest village:  Lochaline
Morvern Medical Centre
Rowanbank
Lochaline
Morvern
Argyll
PA80 5XT
 
tel: 01967 421252

Morvern Medical Centre is situated on the approach to the village of Lochaline  The practice provides medical care for about 350 residents of Morvern as well as for visitors and temporary workers in the area

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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 ( Morvern )
nearest village:  Lochaline
Lochaline Village Hall
Lochaline
Morvern
PA80 5XT

The centre of village life in Lochaline for over 50 years and a commuity hub and venue.  It hosts regular produce fayres and events throughout the year and a great place for visitors to meet and get to know the locals.


nearest village:  Lochaline
Lochaline Recycling Point
Morvern
Oban
Argyll
PA80 5XT

The recycling point in Lochaline is situated at the side of the car park for The Lochaline Stores.  Recycle your glass, textiles, shoes and books here.


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

The Lochaline Stores is open all year and sells a wide range of groceries, bread, houshold goods, newspapers and alcohol.  There is also a post office counter in the store which is so so useful for buying stamps to put on your postcards to friends and family.  The store is open Monday-Saturday 08:30-18:00 and Sundays 11:30-14:00.  There is also a small launderette at the side of the shop as well as the fuel pumps in the car parking area.


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:  Lochaline
Lochaline Public Conveniences
Morvern
Oban
Argyll
PA34 5XT

The public conveniences in Lochaline are situated just by the ferry terminal just opposite The Lochaline Snack Bar.  Very convenient if you have just missed the ferry to The isle of Mull and are waiting in the queue for the next one or planning a days walking from Lochaline.


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…


nearest village:  Strontian
Strontian Police Station
Strontian
PH36 4HZ
tel: 101

Strontian Police Station is the base for local police services arcross Ardnamurchan with a team of two dedicated officers, though the police stations at Mallaig and Fort William provide additional support.

To contact the police in a non-emergency situation phone 101.  The team will direct your call and enquiry accordingly.

For emergencies call 999.


nearest village:  Strontian
Strontian Recycling Point
Sonachan Road
Strontian
PH36 4HZ

Strontian Recycling Point has facilities for mixed glass as well as a collection point for recycling clothing.  Situated in the village centre close to the village shop and police station.

The Highland Council does not offer door step recycling of glass in the household blue bins so if you are on holiday here and your accommodation has no specific facility to recycle glass you can drop off your empties here.


nearest village:  Strontian
Woodland Pottery
Strontian
Acharacle
PH36 4HZ

Woodland Pottery offers a wide range of slip-cast and hand painted pottery.  Amanda has a workshop in the shop so you can see the pottery in various stages of production and see her decorate it on site too.

Woodland Pottery stocks a wide range of both decorative and utilitarian items such as clocks, teapots, cups, vases, bowls, plaques, animal figures and more.  You are bound to find a great memento of your Ardnamurchan holiday.  As well as pottery the shop also stocks a range of…


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 ( Sunart )
nearest village:  Strontian
Strontian Stores
Strontian
Acharacle
PH36 4HZ
tel: 01967 402268

Strontian Stores offers a wide range of groceries, fresh vegetables, frozen produce, beers, wines and spirits as well as stocking a good range of hardware and homeware.  It is part of the KeyStore franchise so you will find regular offers to choose from as well as newspapers, cards, gifts and local products too. The hardware section stocks a good variety of electrical, plumbing, gardening and household items and has saved many a trip to Fort William or beyond.

Open Mon-Sat: 08:00-17:…


nearest village:  Strontian
Strontian Public Conveniences
Strontian
PH36 4HZ

Strontian Public Conveniences are situated behind Cafe Sunart  and Strontian Stores at the back of the large carpark in the centre of the village of Strontian.  These facilites are available as part of the Highland Council Comfort Scheme


nearest village:  Strontian
Oakwood Tourism and Crafts
Strontian
PH36 4HZ
tel: 01967 402443

Oakwood Tourism and Crafts is a community run outlet in the centre of Strontian supporting local art and craft businesses and supplying tourist information.  The shop is run by a friendly team of local volunteers who have indepth knowledge about the local area to allow you to get the most out of your holiday and match you with the appropriate souvenier to take back home.

Local arts, mounted photographs, fabrics, handmade jewellery, painted glassware, maps, local guide books, a…


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 ( Sunart )
nearest village:  Strontian
The Sunart Centre
Strontian
PH36 4JA
tel: 01397 709228

The Sunart Centre in a community hub and venue for Strontian, Sunart and Ardnamurchan.  There is a year round programme of events including music, theatre, cinema, local fayres and workshops.  The Sunart Centre is also home to Ardnamurchan Library which is open for both locals and visitors to join.


nearest village:  Strontian
Strontian Village Store
Strontian
PH36 4HZ
tel: 01967 402135

Strontian Village Store and Post Office is situated on the main road running through Strontian.  In addition to selling a range of groceries and houshold items the store also sells petrol and diesel from the pumps outside.

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


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