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Local Information

Oban is quite a large town with all the facilities needed to sustain its local population. This page gives some useful local information.

Click here to download an NHS document (in PDF format) with useful Health Service information for Oban »



Lorn Medical Centre
Soroba Road, Oban 
Tel: 01631 563175


Connel & Taynuilt:

The Taynuilt Medical Practice 
Connel Tel: 01631 710229 
Taynuilt Tel: 01866 822684


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.



Albany Street, Oban 
Tel: 01631 562213

Connel & Taynuilt:

Connel Tel: 01631 710222 
Taynuilt Tel: 01866 822222



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
21 Argyll Square, Oban 
Tel: 01631 562791

Shore Street Dental Surgery 
Shore Street, Oban 
Tel: 01631 563006


For information on the many churches in the area please visit our Worship Page.


For information on the local ferries please visit the Calmac Website or view the Kerrera Ferry timetable here


For bus services and information please click here.


You can download a map of Oban as a pdf here »

Alternatively you can have a look at Google Maps »


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 day trips @ £3.00 but there are limited spaces. There is also a much larger private car park on Shore Street with easy access on foot to the ferries - a 24 hour stay here will cost £5.00. For longer trips the free long term car parks at Longsdale and Lochavullin can be used, the Council car parks also allow overpayment which will be credited to the following days; there is a limit of £20 which will allow for approximately three days parking. Short term parking is also free at Ganavan Sands, Pulpit Hill and McCaig's Tower.

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. On street parking is free beyond the inner zone.

Oban Bay through the Rigging