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.
You can use a card to get cash out from the Post Office in the Village Shop (9am-1pm, Mon-Fri). The next nearest cash machine is at the Bank of Scotland in Tarbert. The bank itself has limited opening hours, call to check; Phone:
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:
Skipness Village Shop sells everyday essentials, otherwise Tarbert, just 25 minutes drive North of Skipness, has a local Co-op which supplies most things you will want during your stay; Phone: . We also recommend The Larder which sells fresh fruit, vegetables, local produce, whole foods, spices and more; Phone:
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:
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: