Oban is quite a large town with all the facilities needed to sustain its local population. This page gives some useful local information. All the information can also be accessed whilst out and about in Oban via your mobile phone browser. Just type www.obaninfo.mobi directly into your mobile phone internet browser. The mobile site contains a non-graphic version of the full site and includes real time access to Oban Town Diary and events listings.
Connel & Taynuilt:
Finlaggan, Clachan Seil
Tel: 01852 300223
Lorn and Islands District General Hospital
Glengallan Road, Oban
Tel: 01631 567 500
Accident and Emergency provision
Oban Mountain Rescue Team
Contact Oban Police: (01631 562213) or dial 999.
Connel & Taynuilt:
Ferguson & Bonniwell Veterinary Surgery,
Tweedale St, Oban
Tel: 01631 562876
Oban has a Royal Bank of Scotland, a Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank, Lloyds TSB, Yorkshire Building Society and Nationwide. They all open normal working hours and are all in or around the town centre. ATMs can be found along George Street, and also at Tesco and Co-op.
Argyll Square Dental Practice
Shore Street Dental Surgery
For information on the many churches in the area please visit our Worship Page.
For bus services and information please click here.
We have maps of Oban on our Map page.
There is free internet access at the Oban library and you can also access the internet from Oban Tourist Information Centre.
Oban has a public library with free internet access. Please click here for details.
Oban is well served with car parks. Look out for signs as you enter the town. For those travelling by ferry, and wanting to leave their car on the mainland there is a pay and display beside the CalMac terminal, which is the actual car park for the railway station, which is ideal for daytrips. For longer trips the free long term car parks at Longsdale and Lochavullin can be used, the Council car parks allow overpayment which will be credited to the following days; there is a limit of £20 which will allow for approximately three days parking.
You can also park your car in the main streets of the town. The fee is 80p for forty minutes and the maximum stay time is 2 hours in the inner zone and 4 hours in the outer zone in any one spot. Ticket machines are placed within easy reach.