In the Village
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Village Shop and Post Office
Connel Village Store and Post Office has Newspapers, Magazines as well as a full grocery selection, with fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh local butcher meat and a well-stocked frozen food cabinet. There is a good selection of wines and spirits and an In-Store Bakery. Freshly filled rolls and hot and cold pies and pastries are available, not forgetting the famous home made scones! Also in stock are coal, logs, cleaning materials, toiletries, over the counter medical products, greetings cards and a wide range of stationery and haberdashery goods.
Shop hours are 6.00 am till 6.00 pm Monday to Saturday and from 7.30am till 1 pm on Sundays.
Post Office hours are 9.00 am till 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm till 5.30 pm – half day closing Wednesday and Saturday, closed Sundays. Customers of RBS can now (Nov 2011) withdraw cash at the PO counter with a LINK card. All the UK's significant debit and ATM card issuers are LINK members.
Pubs and Restaurants
There are two good pubs/restaurants in the village. The Oyster Inn (aka Dunstaffnage Arms or 'Gluepot'), which is at the junction of the A85 and the A828, and the Falls of Lora, which is at the junction of the A85 and the east end of the village Main Street.
Doctors' Surgery with Pharmacy, Cafe and Hairdresser.
Connel Surgery is on the main road through the village on the Loch side.
Contact the Hairdressing Salon on 01631 710907.
There is also a Pharmacy in the Surgery. Open 09.00 to 12.45 and 13.45 till 17.30. Monday to Friday.
There is a modern cafe, open 9.30 till 4.30 Monday to Friday.
The Hall is very well used by all kinds of organisations and groups. For more information go to HALL USERS
Connel Carpet Bowls Club meets in the Hall every Monday evening at 7.30 October till April - new members welcome.
St Oran's Church - Church of Scotland
Sunday Worship is at 10.30 am. Church Hall activities are listed under HALL USERS.
The Royal Bank of Scotland provides a Mobile Banking Service twice a week. The Mobile Bank stops at the Falls of Lora Hotel on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am till 10.15am
Connel is quite well served by bus and rail. The 403, (Oban - Dalmally)405 ,(Oban - Appin) 408, (Oban - Bonawe) and 415 (Oban - Dalavich)services are provided by West Coast Motors as is the 918 service to Fort William. The 978 service to Edinburgh and the 976 to Glasgow are both handled by Scottish Citylink Coaches Ltd . (Click on company names for Timetables and Info)
Scotrail run the train services from Oban to Glasgow Queen Street. See their site for Timetables and details.