Oban Bay Community Berthing Ltd

Local information for sailing visitors to Oban

Welcome to Oban!

Lying at the heart of some of Scotland's finest cruising grounds, Oban is a reasonably sized town and has most major facilities sailing visitors need. This page gives some useful local information.


View Oban Bay Community Berthing Ltd visitor moorings and Cardingmill Landing Stage in a larger map

Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • NHS 24 - 08454 24 24 24
  • Hospital - Oban 01631 567500
  • Doctor - Oban 01631 563175
  • Dentist - Oban 01631 562791 (shore st) 563006 (opp Tesco) 571125 (at hospital)
  • Vet - Oban 01631 562876
  • Police - Oban 01631 510500

Useful Telephone Numbers

  • Alasdair Maclean Marine Services - 01631 562598
  • Mike Brown Marine Services - 07775 791162
  • Owen Sails, sailmaker - 01631 720485
  • Oban Marina, Isle of Kerrera - 01631 565333 / VHF CH80
  • Dunstaffnage Marina - 0845 640 4050 / VHF CH37
  • Alba sailing at Dunstaffnage (chandlery) 01631 565630
  • Boat Electrics - 0870 446 0143
  • Stoddarts, outboard engines - 01631 564176
  • KwikFit - 0870 999 7078
  • Taxis - 01631 566676 / 01631 565293 / 01631 564744 / 01631 563784

Banks / Building Societies / ATMs

Branches of Royal Bank of Scotland,  Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank, Lloyds TSB, Yorkshire Building Society and Nationwide - all open normal working hours  - all in or around the town centre.
ATMs can be found along George Street, and also at Tesco and Co-op.

Internet Access

Free Wifi on the moorings - guest moorings, password mainsail

Free internet access at the Oban library  (Open all day except Saturday pm, Sunday and Tuesday)  

Free WiFi in town centre

4G mobile signal from all networks

Public Transport /Taxis

Buses and taxis leave from in front of the railway station
Taxis  (all prefix 01631 )566676 / 565293 / 564744 / 563784

Car Parking

Where you come ashore at Dungallan Park is situated in a quiet residential area of Oban, with very limited drop off and pick-up space available on the adjacent Gallanach Road - with metered parking

Longer term car parks available at Lochavullin and Longsdale (close by Atlantis Leisure Centre) (you should be able to buy a weekly ticket)
On-street pay-and-display parking in Oban is £1.20/hr; maximum stay 2 hours in the inner zone and 4 hours in the outer zone in any one spot - ticket machines are placed within easy reach.

Secure long term car parking and storage from Hazelbank Motors, Oban tel 01631 566476; Stoddarts M/cs 01631 564176; MacQueen's removals 01631 564848

Shore Street is the closest car park from landing stage / about ½ mile / pay and display

Oban features numerous bars, pubs, cafes, restaurants - (the local seafood is very popular!); fish and chip shops; Chinese, Indian and Italian restaurants

Provisions

Tesco, Aldi, Lidl and M&S (all close to each other) and Farmfoods stores - a small retail park; filling stations; and an excellent range of specialist small providers

Misc.

Oban Laundry and Dry Cleaners

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