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OPEN FOR BUSINESS IN OBAN

We are publishing this information in association with BID4OBAN ObanFM, supported by the Scotland’s Towns Partnership. Helping to provide resilience for our local business community. Many of these businesses are working under extreme pressure to bring quality products and services to the people of Oban and beyond.

Please remember to exercise caution when shopping and only shop for essential supplies. Along with our wonderful NHS staff and carers, our local food, fuel, news platforms and home supply businesses are our community champions!

We realise that many more businesses would love to be open, serving locals and visitors alike – our deepest empathy goes out to these businesses and we look forward to seeing their doors wide open when this is all over.

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to feature your business, or know a business that should be included. Email adverts@obantimes.co.uk. Let’s spread the word as much as we can!

 

PLEASE NOTE: You should wear a face covering in an enclosed space or where you will come into contact with people outside your household or support bubble and most businesses require you to call prior to attending their stores/shop.

 

BANKS

Most banks and building centres have put crowd control measures in place. Please remember to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces.

 

BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC

Station Rd, Oban

Mon-Fri 9.30am-2pm

 

CLYDESDALE BANK PLC

6 Argyll Sq, Oban

Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

 

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC

26 George St, Oban

Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

 

TSB

31-35 Airds Cr, Oban

Mon-Friday 9.30am-12.30pm/ 1.30pm-3pm

 

BUILDING, DIY, HOME, GARDENING & SERVICES

 

BUILDBASE
Lynn Road, Oban

Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm

Sat 8am-12pm

Specializing in timbers and heavy side goods

Tel: 01631 570518

 

CITY PLUMBING SUPPLIES
7E Glengallan Rd, Oban

Mon-Fri 7.30am – 5pm

Sat 8am-12pm
Order by telephone or email. Bathroom showroom open by appointment.

Tel: 01631 567640

 

CITY ELECTRICAL FACTORS
Unit 7, Tweed Mill, Soroba Rd, Oban

Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm,

Sat 8.30am-12pm

www.cef.co.uk
Tel: 01631 562362

 

CRAIGARD DÉCOR
Craigard Road, Oban

Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm

Sat 9am-1pm
To place an order please telephone the shop

Email: antonycave@aol.com

Tel: 01631 562680

 

HIGHLAND FASTENERS
23 Stevenson St, Oban

Mon-Fri, 7.30am-5pm

Sat 8am-12pm

Highland Fasteners Ltd offer a comprehensive range of quality workwear and tools. We provide a wide range of corded and cordless hand and power tools, PPE, fixings, fasteners.

Tel: 01631 570584

 

HIRE & SUPPLIES
1 Mill Lane, Oban

Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm

All your essential supplies & hire
Face masks and visors, viral and bacterial cleaning products, building and DIY supplies in stock
Tel: 01631 566306

 

HOMEBASE
Lochavullin Industrial Estate, Lochavullin Dr, Oban
Click and collect

Sun-Mon 9am-6pm

Tues-Sat 9am-8pm
www.homebase.co.uk

Tel: 0345 640 7807

 

KINLOCHLAICH GARDEN CENTRE
Appin
Orders for collection or delivery please call 07881 525754 or email fiona@kinlochlaich.plus.com
Plants include vegetables, fruit, compost, shrubs, rhods, azaleas, alpines, and bedding plants.

MACLEOD TV
Unit 2, McLeod Building, Lochavullin Industrial Estate, Oban
office@macleodtv.co.uk
Tel: 01631 564310

SCREWFIX
Mill Lane, Oban
Click and Collect service available
Mon-Sat, 7am-7pm (6pm Sat)

Sun 9am-4pm
www.screwfix.com

Tel: 03330 112112

 

WEBSTERS OF OBAN PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE

122-124 George St, Oban

Professional Photo Centre & Digital Camera Repair, passport photos, etc..

Open by appointment

Email: obanphotographic@btconnect.com

Tel: 01631 562917

 

CHEMISTS AND HEALTHCARE

Try to avoid contacting your pharmacy by telephone, unless it is essential.

 

BOOTS THE CHEMIST, GEORGE STREET
34-38 George St, Oban

Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm

Tel: 01631 562517

 

BOOTS THE CHEMIST, BESIDE DOCTORS
5 Soroba Rd, Oban

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Closed 1pm-2pm for lunch

Sat 9am-1pm
Tel: 01631 564560

 

GORDON’S CHEMIST
16 George St, Oban

Mon-Sat 10am till 5.30pm. Closed 1pm-2pm for lunch
Tel: 01631 562053

 

JOHN WALLACE OPTICIANS
Argyll Square, Oban

OBAN PRACTICE-Open by appointment only. Telephone consultations also available.

We’re open, caring for your sight and hearing DURING LOCKDOWN and we have all the necessary precautions in place.

Tel: 01631 563170

 

 

SPECSAVERS
George Street, Oban

Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm

Sun 11am-4pm
Tel: 01631 567640

 

 

FUEL STATIONS & SUPPLIERS

All service stations also stock a vast range of food, wine, groceries, confectionery and newspapers.

BIRCHWOOD GARAGE
Soroba Road, Oban
Mon-Sat 6.30am-6pm

 

HALFWAY HOUSE
A82, Oban
Mon-Sun 7am till 7pm

 

HIRE & SUPPLIES
1 Mill Lane, Oban

Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm

Stocking a wide rage of gas bottles and heating supplies
Tel: 01631 566306

 

OBAN FILLING STATION

Soroba Road, Oban
Mon- Sat 7am-8pm

Sun 8am-8pm

 

WEST HIGHLAND GAS LTD
Torrangorm Industrial Estate, Oban

Supplying Calor, industrial and medical gases, coal and wood heating products
Deliveries and collection
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Tel: 01631 564050

 

GARAGES

All garages are sticking to strict guidelines, please call beforehand.

 

ALL CARS & COMMERCIALS

1 Crannog Lane, Oban

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Tel: 01631 565555

 

CJ AUTO REPAIRS

Glengallan Industrial Est, Oban

Working to reduced hours, please call

Tel: 01631 566009

 

FIN’S PLACE
Old Mill Est/Soroba Rd, Oban
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm
Tyres, brakes, batteries etc
Tel: 01631 566 220 or 07766 757 013

FLIT
2 Glencruitten Road, Oban
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Vehicle hire, servicing and bodyshop
Email: flit@btconnect.com
Tel: 07810391753

KWIK FIT
Market Street, Oban
Mon – Fri, 8.30am-6pm (till 5pm Sat)

Sun 10am-4pm
NHS 10% discount on tyres, servicing and batteries
Tel: 01631 566282

 

KERRIE’S TYRES
Quarry Rd, Oban
Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm
Tel: 01631 570 000 / 0787 6762631

MCCONECHY’S
21 Lochside St, Oban
Mon-Sat 8am – 6pm

Email: oban@mcconechys.co.uk

Tel: 01631 570047

 

MUNRO’S GARAGE
2B Lochavullin Rd, Oban
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm

Sat 9am-12pm

All vehicle servicing, repairs, MOT’s
Tel: 01631 564463 to book your vehicles in.

 

MORRISON MOTORS
Unit 1 Creran Marine, Barcaldine, Oban PA37 1SG
Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm

Sat 9am-2pm

Vehicle rentals for short and long term and all types of motor repairs
Tel: 07825 581171

 

RODDY’S GARAGE
15 Mill La, Oban
Booking ahead by telephone required.
Tel: 01631 565882

SCOTT ROBERTSON ACCIDENT REPAIRS

Quarry Road

Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm

Tel: 01631 569441

 

TRAILWEST
3 Mill Lane, Oban
Open as normal for repair plus new supply and hire of trailers to the agricultural industry
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm
Tel: 01631 563638

 

LOCAL FRESH FOOD & DRINK SUPPLIERS

Argyll has a unique natural larder and a range of passionate artisans and suppliers to choose from. With home deliveries too!

 

ALBA KITCHEN GARDEN
Albany Street, Oban
Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm

Anything you need, please give us a call and if legislation allows we are happy to help if we can
Tel: 01631 563645/ 07778 003833

 

D WATT & SON
Railway Pier, Oban

Re-opens Tuesday 19th January

Fresh shellfish and fish daily

Tues- Sat 9am-1 pm.

Tel: 01631 562358

 

GO NAKED VEG ONLINE & SHOP

51 Stevenson St, Oban
A variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, milk, coffee, hand soap and cleaning products and other essentials.

Shop: Tues – Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm
For delivery: Order a week ahead if possible (up to 3 weeks)
Website: www.gonakedveg.co.uk

Tel: 01631 358200 / 07585 177444

 

IAIN DARLING/WYNNE BUTCHERS
4 Combie St, Oban

Mon-Sat 9am-2.30pm

Tel: 01631 567400

 

JACKSON BUTCHERS

George St, Oban

Tue-Sat 9am-4pm

Offering FREE home delivery available Oban, Dunbeg, Appin North , Contact shop.

Tel: 01631 562016

 

MILLSTONE WHOLEFOODS
15 High St, Oban

The Health Food Shop

Mon-Sat 9.15am–5.15pm

Tel: Saffron on 01631 562704 or email contact@millstonewholefoods.co.uk

 

 

 

TASTE OF ARGYLL
29 Combie St, Oban

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

FREE home delivery available Oban-Taynuilt. Contact shop.

Pre ordered ready meals available

Tel: 07882 226675

 

OBAN FOOD HUB COLLECTION @ ROCKFIELD CENTRE
19 Stevenson St, Oban

Order by midnight Tuesday for pick up Thurs 4pm-6pm at the Scout Hall

Check out the Oban Food Hub Facebook page for strict guidelines on collection and delivery.

 

YUWU CHINESE TAKEAWAYS

60 George St, Oban

Wed-Sun 4pm-8pm

Tel: 01631 565078

Web: www.yuwu.co.uk/take-away/

 

IT SERVICES

Helping you work from home

 

MATRIX COMPUTERS

Dunollie Road, Oban
Providing telephone and remote support to home and business customers, new and existing.
Email info@matrixcomputers.co.uk

Tel: 01631 571571

 

OBAN COMPUTER SERVICES

Unit 4, Mill Lane, Oban
The shop is open by appointment. Remote support available.
Tel: 01631 566561

 

LEGAL, PROPERTY AND INSURANCE SERVICES

 

ANDERSON BANKS SOLICITORS & ESTATE AGENTS
(OBAN AND BENBECULA)
Argyll Square, Oban
Open 9am-5pm
Contact us on our usual numbers for telephone appts or Skype/Facetime video calls can be arranged.
Oban Office: 01631 563158 Email: info@andersonbanks.co.uk
Benbecula office: 01870 602061 Email: uist@andersonbanks.co.uk

 

 

 

DM MACKINNON SOLICITORS & NOTARIES
Station Rd, Oban
Contact by telephone/email

Tel: 01631 563 014. Answering machine service

Email: info@dmmk.co.uk

 

JELF CLARKE THOMSON
19 Aird’s Crescent, Oban
Open for business as usual, 9am-5pm Mon to Fri.

Whether it’s the renewal of an existing policy, enquiries about new insurance arrangements, queries on cover or guidance on loss prevention and risk mitigation, we are here to help.
Tel: 01631 567675. Answering machine service

 

MACPHEE & PARTNERS
1st Floor, 26 George Street, Oban
Open Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm
Tel: 01631 562308
Email: law@macphee.co.uk

 

MORHAM & BROTCHIE
We are open while working from home

Mon-Fru 9am – 5.15pm
Tel: 01631 563 721
Email: admin@morhambro.co.uk

 

STEVENSON KENNEDY SOLICITORS
Linndhu House, 19 Stevenson St, Oban
Open for business as usual but our priority has to be the safety of our staff and clients.
We can still meet by appointment and at a safe distance.
Tel: 01631 562317
Email: mail@stevensonkennedy.co.uk

 

WYLIE & BISSET

4 High Street, Oban

Do you have a business that, through no fault of your own, finds itself confronting various pressing business problems as a direct result of the government restrictions to quell the spread of COVID-19?
CALL OUR DEDICATED HELPLINE

Tel: 0141 566 7096

 

NEWSAGENTS AND CONVENIENCE STORES
Most stores have put crowd control measures in place. Please remember to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces.

ALBANY STORES
Albany Street, Oban

Mon-Sun 6am-11pm

Tel: 01631 564635

SOROBA SHOP
Soroba, Oban

Mon-Thur 9am-9pm

Fri-Sat 9am-10pm

Sun 10am-9pm

Tel: 01631 562999

 

McCOLLS

128 George Street, Oban

Mon-Sun 7am till 8pm

Tel: 01631 569896

 

DUNOLLIE STORIES
Dunollie Road, Oban

Mon-Thur 10am-8pm

Fri-Sat 10am-9pm

Sun 10am-7pm

Tel: 01631 566544

 

HANNAH’S
5 Stevenson Street, Oban

Mon-Sat 6am-8pm

Sun 6am-6pm

Tel: 01631 566913

 

DUNBEG STORES
15 Jane Road, Dunbeg

Mon-Fri 7am 10pm

Sat 8am10pm

Sun 8am-9pm

Tel: 01631 566576

CONNEL VILLAGE STORE
Connel Village

Mon-Fri 6am-3pm
Sat 8am-3pm
Sun 7.30am-1pm
In store post office Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, Sat 9am-12pm

Tel: 01631 710219

 

THE PINK SHOP
Benderloch

Mon-Thur 7am-9pm

Fri-Sat 7am-10pm

Sun 8am-9pm

Tel: 01631 720201

BALVICAR STORES
Balvicar

Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm

Sat 9am-6pm

Sun 9.30am-2pm
Tel: 01852 300373

 

RESTAURANTS AND TAKEAWAYS

While sit in is not allowed, most eateries are offering a takeaway service from the door. Please call prior to arrival.

 

BIRCHWOOD FILLING STATION
Soroba Road, Oban
Hot filled rolls, available Mon-Sat 6.30am-2pm
Fuel and essential shopping supplies

Mon-Sat, 6.30-6.30pm

Tel: 01631 565359

 

BOSSARDS PATISSERIE
Gibralter Street, Oban
Open for all things takeaway. Usual menu including lots of lovely cakes

Monday- Saturday 10am – 2.30pm

Tel: 01631 564641

 

CORIANDER
8 Soroba Rd, Oban

Wed-Sun 5pm-9pm

Tel: 01631 570806

 

GEORGE STREET FISH TAKE-AWAY
George St, Oban

Open 11am-8pm daily

Fish & Chip Shop providing traditional takeaway fish and chips and old favourites.

Tel 01631 566664

 

KEBABISH OF OBAN
99 George St, Oban

Sun-Thur 4pm-12am

Fri-Sat 3pm-1.30am

Offering great tasting currys, Biryanis, Tandoori Sizzlers, Burgers, Kebabs, Pizzas and Popular Indian dishes.

Order online at kebabishofoban.co.uk

Tel: 01631 566885

 

NORIES FISH & CHIPS
88 George St, Oban

Family run takeaway – great fish and chips

7 days a week 11.30am-9.30pm

Tel: 01631 563736

 

OBAN FILLING STATION
Soroba Rd, Oban

Garage: Mon- Sat: 7am-8pm, Sun 8am-8pm

Food: Mon-Fri 7am-2pm, Sat 8am-12noon

Your local Londis convenience store offering a wide range of everyday essentials as well as hot filled rolls, pies and sausage rolls etc

Tel: 01631 571101

 

OBAN GRILLHOUSE
45 Combie St, Oban

Open 7 days, 5pm-11pm Collection or delivery

Tel: 01631 358246

 

PIAZZA
North Pier, Oban

Thur-Sun 5pm-8pm

Take away service for collection

We are a family friendly pizza/pasta restaurant on a pier in beautiful Oban Bay in Scotland.

Tel: 01631 563628

 

TASTE OF ARGYLL KITCHEN
9 Argyll St, Oban

Fri 3pm-9pm

Sat & Sun 10am-9pm

Serving field to fork and fine dine on delivery

Visit our Facebook page for more details

Tel: 07882226675

 

SUPERMARKETS & FOOD-HALLS

Most superstores in town are operating crowd control measures to help manage social distancing, with hand sanitiser for customer and colleague use. They are working tirelessly to restock shelves daily. Please be patient and kind.

 

ALDI

Lynn Rd, Oban

Mon-Sat 8am-10pm

Sunday 9am-7pm

 

BOOKERS CASH AND CARRY

Glenshellach Business Pk, Oban

Mon 9am-2pm

Tues-Fri 7.30am-4pm

Sat 7.30am-1pm

 

FARMFOODS

Dunollie Rd, Oban

Mon-Fri 8am-8pm

Sat 8am-7pm

Sun 9am-6pm

 

LIDL

Soroba Rd, Oban

Mon-Sat 8am-10pm

Sun 8am-8pm

 

MARKS AND SPENCER

Retail Park, Unit 1 Lochavullin Dr, Oban

Mon 8am-9pm

Tues-Sat 8am-8pm

Sun 9am-6pm

 

TESCO

Lochside, Oban

Shopping: Mon-Sat 7am-10pm, Sunday 8am-8pm

Petrol Filling Station – Mon-Sat 6am-8pm, Sun 7am-8pm

Post office – Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-12.30pm, Closed Sunday

Café – Mon-Sat 8am-3pm, Sun 10am-3pm- Takeaway only

 

SPORT AND FITNESS

 

OBAN CYCLES
George Street, Oban

Shop Tue-Sat, 10am-3pm

Workshop servicing from 19th January. Book now
Email: obancycles1@gmail.com
Website: obancyclescotland.com
Follow us on Facebook

Tel: 01631 566033

 

TAXIS

For essential travel only

 

ARGYLL TAXIS
01631 565293

 

ETIVE TAXIS
01631 566880

 

LORN TAXIS
01631 564744

 

OBAN TAXIS
01631 564148/566676/564666

 

 

 

VETS AND PET SERVICES

 

OBAN VETERINARY SURGEONS
9B Tweedale St, Oban

Triage service initially. All enquiries by telephone to book appointments where necessary
Visit via www.obanvets.co.uk for full Covid-19 guidelines with regard to our services

Tel: 01631 562876

 

PETS AT HOME
Unit 3, Lochavullin Industrial Estate, Lochavullin Dr, Oban
Mon-Fri 9am- 6pm

Sat 9am-7pm
Sun 10am -5pm

 

CREATURE COMFORTS
9-10 Aird’s Cres, Oban

Mon-Sat 10am-2pm
Creature Comforts is your local pet shop for Oban & surrounding area. We stock feeds & accessories for all kinds of pets & wild birds.
Mail order deliveries available.

Tel: 01631 563150

 

 

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HOME-START LORN

Are you finding it difficult with your children at home all day, need some adult conversation – our

volunteers are here to help

Tel: 07718 768305

 

HOPE KITCHEN

Hope Kitchen is now delivering/providing food assistance to people who are experiencing financial difficulty at this time. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch either via messenger or on 01631 565730 if you find yourself short of essentials.

New Hope is staffed Monday to Friday 10am-4pm. Parcels can be picked up 11am-2pm

Those who can afford to pay for food but are self-isolating and unable to get supplies, Argyll

and Bute Council has a dedicated phone line 01546 605524 to help you.

 

MOLEIGH RECYCLING CENTRE

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Sat-Sun 11am-4pm

In order to keep both staff and customers safe, please ensure you follow social distancing rules when using the site, and stay 2m apart from staff and other customers

If any sites become too busy or full, or if too much traffic is queueing, the site may need to be closed temporarily.

 

OBAN FM

103.3FM

Your community radio station bringing

you all time favourites and news, 7 days

a week

 

ROYAL MAIL

Albany Street Sorting Office

Mon 7am-9am

Tue 8am-10am

Wed Closed

Thur-Fri 8am-10am

Sat 8am-12pm

Sun Closed

 

WEST COAST MOTORS

At this time the new levels will not impact on West Coast Motors service levels. Over the coming days we will endeavour to keep you updated if this changes.

For all information relating to bus travel during this pandemic please visit www.westcoastmotors.co.uk/travelling-bus

 

 

 

 

Information correct at time of printing. This page will run in the Oban Times every week for as long as necessary – printed information will be updated weekly.