The nearest petrol station is Clachan Filling Station which is 12 miles South of Skipness and has a good grocery store attached. There are also two petrol stations in Lochgilphead, 25 miles North of Skipness.
The nearest cash machine is at the Bank of Scotland in Tarbert. The bank itself has limited opening hours, call to check; Phone: 0345 602 0000
The nearest pharmacy is in Tarbert, (9am-5:30pm, Mon-Fri) and (9am-5pm on Saturdays.) It has a full NHS and private prescription dispensing service as well as a wide selection of toiletries, first aid and sun care products; Phone: 01880 820 232
Now that Skipness Village Shop has closed, Tarbert, just 25 minutes drive North of Skipness has a local Co-op which supplies most things you will want during your stay; Phone: 01880 821 072. We also recommend The Larder which sells fresh fruit, vegetables, local produce, whole foods, spices and more; Phone: 01880 820 081
Tarbert is one of Argyll’s oldest fishing ports and is still used by local fishing boats, catching white fish, langoustine and scallops all year round. Herring and squid are also caught seasonally. Farmed salmon, mussels, scallops and oysters are all grown locally. This is reflected in its fish shops selling a wealth of fresh and local seafood. Hidden at the top of Castle Street, and around to the left is Dougie Johnston’s. Prentice seafoods is further on, past the quay.
Dougie Johnston’s – He’s open most mornings and we recommend calling first thing to find out what the boats brought in. If asked he will kindly keep your order aside for you to collect. Live oysters can be ordered for pick-up the following day; Phone: 01880 820 322
Prentice Seafoods – owned by Neil Prentice, is more of a wholesale supplier but will oblige any passing trade. They are located next to ferry slipway and keep their catch in live tanks; Phone: 01880 821 136