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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 »

DOCTORS

Oban:

Lorn Medical Centre
Soroba Road, Oban 
Tel: 01631 563175

 

Connel & Taynuilt:

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

Easdale:

Finlaggan, Clachan Seil
Tel: 01852 300223

HOSPITAL

Lorn and Islands District General Hospital
Glengallan Road, Oban
Tel: 01631 567 500

Accident and Emergency provision

MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Oban Mountain Rescue Team 
Contact Oban Police: (01631 562213) or dial 999.

POLICE

Oban:

Albany Street, Oban 
Tel: 01631 562213

Connel & Taynuilt:

Connel Tel: 01631 710222 
Taynuilt Tel: 01866 822222

 

VETS

Oban Vets,
Tweedale St, Oban 
Tel: 01631 562876

BANKS/BUILDING SOCIETIES

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.

DENTISTS

Argyll Square Dental Practice
21 Argyll Square, Oban 
Tel: 01631 562791

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

 

CHURCHES

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

FERRIES

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

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For bus services and information please click here.

MAPS

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

Alternatively you can have a look at Google Maps »

INTERNET ACCESS

There is free internet access at the Oban library and you can also access the internet from Oban Tourist Information Centre or use the free Oban Town wi-fi throughout the town centre.

LIBRARY

Oban has a public library with free internet access. Please click here for details.

CAR PARKING CHARGES

Oban is well served with car parks, however, there are no FREE 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. Likewise, the Rockfield Centre offers private parking at a fixed daily rate of £5.00 per day. The council car parks charge £1.00 per hour and with the exception of Sundays* where charges are applicable only between 1pm and 6pm, charges apply throughout the day.

Unfortunately there are no longer any free long term car parks but the council do allow overpayment at Longsdale and Lochavullin. If you are travelling to the islands and you are leaving your car then please make alternative arrangements to park away from the town centre or use a private parking service such as Stoddarts or MacQueens who both offer secure long term car parking.

You can also park your car in the main streets of the town. The fee is 80p per 40 minutes and the first 30 minutes is free. The maximum total stay time is 2 hours in the inner zone and 4 hours in the outer zone in any one spot with the exception of Gallanach and Ganavan Road - which are both full day parking. Ticket machines are placed within easy reach. On street parking is free beyond the inner zone. Inner zone car streets are: Argyll Square, Queens Park Place, William Street, Corran Esplanade and George Street.

 
Oban Bay through the Rigging