Local Information

CHURCH SERVICES IN DUROR

Church of Scotland:    Every Sunday at 10.00 a.m. in Duror Parish Church  (except the last Sunday of each month, when the service is either at 10.00am at Duror Parish Church , or at 11.30am at St Munda's in Ballachulish, alternately).

Contact:   Rev Sandy Stoddart   01631 740 285 .

astoddart@churchofscotland.org.uk

 

St Adamnan's Episcopal Church:     There is a Communion service at 10.30am on the fourth Sunday of each month.  For other service times (variable) see notice on church gate, or contact Mr Kim Malcolm   01631 740 259 .

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

At Duror Parish Church.

(Currently in abeyance. If you would like your child to go to Sunday School, please contact Rachel Shepton 740553)
 

CHURCH OF SCOTLAND GUILD

See "Local Groups"  and "What's On" pages.

 

BANKS

The Royal Bank of Scotland mobile branch timetable:

Tuesdays:

Kentallen & Duror Community Centre 10.00 - 10.15am

NEW START HIGHLAND

Have furniture uplifted for free or dropped off at the New Start Warehouse:
Unit 39A
Ben Nevis Industrial Estate
Fort William
PH33 6PR
01397 701624

Items must be in good condition and good working order, must be kept dry or under cover and any soft furnishings must have a fire certificate label on it.  Items can be refused at the door if they are not in good condition.


 

LIBRARY VAN

Every third Wednesday, 

Kentallen Bay (9.40-9.55)

Duror Hall (10.00-10.15)

Abhainn Cottages  (10.20-10.40)

Cuil Bay, opposite school (10.45-11.40)

Creag Ghorm, Kentallen (11.50-12.00)
 

POST OFFICE

Kentallen & Duror :  Monday afternoons 1.00pm - 3.00pm in Kentallen & Duror Community Centre.  (Enter by door at left-hand end of building  -  not the main door.)

Ballachulish: in the Co-op supermarket.  Monday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 9am-1pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
 

SKIP

The council skip service has ceased to operate.  Have a look on the Highland Council website - special uplifts section. There are companies who will collect items for free as long as the items are dry, in working order and good condition and soft furnishings have a fire certificate.
New Start Highland in Kinlochleven 01463 715 615.

Free uplift of donations of saleable household  items, including furniture:  MacQueen Bros Charitable Trust, Community Charity Shop  -  01631 654848.


TRAVEL

See the following bus services linking Duror to Kinlochleven, Ballachulish, Oban and Fort William.
West Coast Motors (Fort William to Oban),
Stagecoach (Duror to Kinlochleven, Ballachulish and Fort William)
Citylink (Ballachulish to Skye or Inverness via Fort William; Ballachulish to Glasgow),
 

TAXIS

Appin Taxis (7 seater) 01631 730 398 or 07530 830030
Kenny 01855 811 764 or 07793258335
Glencoe Taxis 01855 811 764

Ali    01855 811 136

GARAGES

Chisholms Garage, Ballachulish 01855 811431
Lochside Garage, Ballachulish 01855 811 880

 

POLICE

The nearest police stations are (1) Glencoe; (2) Appin; (3) Fort William.

Emergencies ONLY:  999

Non-emergencies:  101
 

DOCTORS, DENTISTS and HOSPITALS

Port Appin Surgery (surgery hours 9-10.30 Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, 4-5.30 Tues and Thurs) Emergencies - 9.00-9.30 on Thurs and 9.00-11.00 on Sat.  01631 730271
Ballachulish Medical Practice – by appointment 01855 811226
Glencoe Dental Surgery, Glencoe 01855 811588
Belford Hospital, Fort William 01397 702481
Lorn and Islands Hospital, Oban 01631 567500
 

VETS

Crown Vets, Fort William 01397 702727
Oban Veterinary Surgeons 01631 562876
 

LOCAL SERVICES

Duror Primary School 01631 740339
Community Centre 01631 740375  (but the Centre is not permanently manned.)

To hire the Community Centre, please contact Joanne Baxter (Bookings Clerk) 01631 740318
 

AREA SERVICES

Electricity – Hydro Electric 0800 300 999 (emergency number)
Coal delivery – Fergusson 01397 704856
Water Board – 0845 437437
Highland Council – Roads 01397 703701
Highland Council – Waste 01397 709007
Highland Council – Planning 01397 707015
 

WASTE DISPOSAL and RECYCLING

  • Green bins (non-recyclable waste) are collected every 2nd Wed
  • Blue bins (plastic/paper/tins) are collected every other 2nd Wed (blue and green bins in alternate weeks)
  • Recycling can be done in Ballachulish (at jetty by Isles of Glencoe Hotel),
  • Glencoe (by Fire Station), Onich Petrol Station and the main centre is in
  • Fort William (Ben Nevis Industrial Estate) which takes everything including garden waste, batteries and electrical goods.
  • Rag Bag recycling bin outside Community Centre.  It will accept wearable clothing, paired shoes, handbags, and belts. Please do NOT put any other items in the Ragbag bin.     Please put items in TIED plastic bags.  This raises money for the Community Centre and Primary School.

    Link to Highland Council site re bin collection rota https://www.highland.gov.uk/directory/54/bin_calendars (M)

 

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