Local Businesses

Local Businesses


Holly Tree Hotel & Leisure Centre

Hotel and Restaurant complex by the sea in Kentallen.  Delicious bar food served all day in our Waters Edge Captains Bar.  Swim and Lunch - Why not join us for lunch then enjoy a free swim and sauna?  Extensive Award winning A La carte menu served in our restaurant every evening from 6.30pm-9.30pm.  We look forward to seeing you soon!  www.hollytreehotel.co.uk


Pineapple House

Pineapple House is a delightfully modernised four star guest house just south of Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland. Situated in the village of Duror on the Argyll Coastal Route, Pineapple House is within easy reach of both Fort William and Oban.  An excellent location for tourists, walkers and cyclists to explore the great outdoors of Lochaber, the area offers fabulous scenery for photographers, geology and history at Glencoe, dramatic mountains around Ben Nevis, and empty glens, forests and lochs in Appin.

We offer a high standard of accommodation and close attention to detail in a relaxed and comfortable environment. All bedrooms are individually styled and tastefully decorated with their own private en-suite shower facilities. www.pineapplehouse.co.uk



3 Bayview Kentallen

A pretty 18th century lochside cottage for self catering. All mod cons, sleeps 4, recently refurbished. New kitchen, new bathroom. Masses to see and do. Just see the wildlife around us. www.bayviewkentallen.co.uk/wildlifeglencoe.html
See our cottage website for availability and price. Short breaks are possible out of season.
This is a stunningly beautiful area. A 3,000 foot Munroe starts from our little highland garden. Our walls are made of 40 million year old Kentallenite granite, crushed at one time by 1mile thickness of ice. We have rare blue Ballachulish slates on our roof, which is probably now worth more than the cottage.
The cottage is in the middle of the most historic part of the Highlands. This is Appin, the land of the Scottish Stewart Kings who reigned for 400 years. But the people here go back a long way further, back 3,000 years when they put a mysterious Standing Stone in a field nearby. You can have tea by an ancient 700 year old Scottish Castle. Just 20 minutes down the road.
You can ski here at two centres, you can cruise the lochs here, you can fish off an old pier beside the cottage, you can do high level walking, you can cycle around well maintained tracks, you can stroll around the little lochans.
It is a breathlessly brilliant place for the holiday your family will remember for the rest of their lives. But, be warned, this place is addictive. It will stay in your imagination for ever.





Dragons Tooth Golf Course & Clubhouse

An excellent 9 hole golf course near Ballachulish with a club house serving great food and a licensed bar.  Families welcome. Sunday roast dinner available from 12-4 at £9.50.  Quiz evening coming up on Friday 26th February. Please do phone to reserve your table for sunday lunch or to join the quiz evening. www.dragonstooth.co.uk

Kinlochlaich Garden Centre

Amazing variety of plants available for sale set in an old Walled Garden; Woodland Walk, Spring Garden, and extensive Fruit and Vegetable Gardens. We probably have one of the biggest selection of plants available for sale in Scotland. Our entrance is next to the police station in Appin. www.kinlochlaichgardencentre.co.uk





Rachel Shepton Physiotherapy

Manual Therapy  Acupuncture Pilates Massage
I am now available for private physiotherapy treatment sessions to help with any musculoskeletal issues:
• Back pain
• Neck pain.
• Knee, shoulder, ankle pain.
• Orthopaedic surgery –rehabilitation.
• Cervical headaches.
• Other movement/pain problems.

I use a variety of hands-on techniques to alleviate pain and restore proper function and movement. I also specialize in offering acupuncture as an effective aid to treatment and recovery.  My other area of special interest is Pilates, and I am currently working toward final accreditation with the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute. I run Pilates group classes but can also offer small group sessions, or one-on-one sessions for a more detailed analysis/ treatment of any core stability issues. And if you simply want some relaxation therapy I hold  an ITEC diploma in Therapeutic Massage – book in to de-stress and unwind!

All enquiries please contact me (Rachel) on
07875 607663 or RachelShepton@strewth1.plus.com


Claire Howell

Mindfulness & Meditation

Insight Teacher

Crystal Healing

I am a fully qualified mindfulness and meditation teacher, having completed 200 hours of teacher training with Zenways. I also qualified as a Mental Health First Aider in 2018 and most recently as a Crystal Healer.
Mindfulness and meditation is becoming more widely known for being beneficial in dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.  It is also a practice that can assist in many areas of your life.  In my sessions, we work with practical techniques that will help to deal with all of life's challenges, both big and small.
I run local workshops and courses and also one to one sessions.
To find out more, please get in touch at:
clairehowell84@icloud.com or check out my website




Eoin Fyfe Plumbing

All types of minor and major plumbing works taken on.  Give me a call on 07789 683 47807789 683 478 or email me on fyfie20@hotmail.com  I live in Ballachulish so nice and handy for fixing any plumbing problems.

Marshall Aitken - Builders

"Everything under one roof"

With nearly 30 years experience in the building industry, we have lots of expertise in designing and installing your dreams. All aspects of household maintenance can be undertaken by ourselves, however we specialize in fitted Kitchens and Bathrooms.

Like our logo says, you can trust us to oversee every aspect of your new kitchen or bathroom. As I have personally fitted over a thousand kitchens and bathrooms in my working career, we know what works and what doesn’t - if you are unsure of your requirements, or fancy a total change of layout, we can advise you and maybe come up with ideas that you never even thought of!

We undertake all aspects of the installation, including all plumbing, electrical work and any tiling you require. All electrical and gas work is undertaken by fully qualified engineers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for an estimate, as we will endeavor to beat any genuine quote, alternatively complete the Contact Form and we will call you back.  All the gallery pictures are of actual customers kitchens and bathrooms not commercial library ones. We want to stress that all pictures on our website are completed jobs (prior to our happy customer’s re-decorating of course!).

We are a one-stop-shop - we can fit Hardwood flooring, laminate flooring and Karndean flooring. We can also do any Plastering you require, also taping and jointing, stud work, full worktop replacement, solid oak worktops and granite worktops.

We can supply only or supply and fit any item you require from multiple manufacturers or alternatively we can fit anything you supply yourself. We can supply kitchens from our recommended supplier - we would be happy to call and show you a brochure of our product range and appliances.We are ideally situated between Oban and Fort William and cover the Highlands, Argyll and the Islands. Telephone 07768908288 / 01631 740 519.


Jane Blanchard Design - Interior Design

For all your interior design and soft furnishing requirements, check out Jane Blanchard Design at www.janeblanchard.co.uk


Globe Trotting My Way: Michelle Friedemann - Holiday Planning

Looking for a holiday but don't have the time to search for the best option?

Then let me be your Personal Travel Advisor. Based in Appin, I own an independent travel agency, backed by award winning Holidaysplease, I am not tied to any tour operator or airline, so can find the best holidays for you at the most competitive prices. Contact me on 01631 730054 or email michelle.friedemann@globetrottingmyway.com

Michelle Friedemann
Globe Trotting My Way
Inspirational Tailor-made Holidays
01631 730054     


Snips Hairdressers and Beauty Salon

Snips Hairdressers now does beauty treatments too - Fake Bake Tan, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Tinting - Eyebrows and Lashes and Gel Nails....no need to go to Fort William or Oban - its all on your doorstep.  Great Christmas presents too!

Tel 01855 811 990 to make your appointment.





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