LOCAL AMENITIES

Strontian has a remarkable range of local amenities, maybe the best for a village of its size (~350 people) in the UK! We have a post office, a petrol station, two shops, a cafe, a pub, three restaurants, a community-run craft shop, a pottery, a fire station, ambulance crews, a library, a police station, an old folks home, primary and secondary schools, a play park, a camp site and a church! You can find a list of local shops and eateries for every taste and budget!

STRONTIAN STORES

Strontian Stores offers a wide range of groceries, fresh vegetables, frozen produce, beers, wines and spirits as well as stocking a good range of hardware and homeware  as well as newspapers, cards, gifts and local products too. The hardware section stocks a good variety of electrical, plumbing, gardening and household items and has saved many a trip to Fort William or beyond.

STRONTIAN POST OFFICE AND GENERAL STORE (+ PETROL STATION)

Are you looking for a convenient post office located in the heart of Argyllshire? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here at DC Post Office & General Store, we’ve operated a post office in our present form since 1984. nd personalised service. Need to fill up the tank while you post your mail? Then use our traditional fuel forecourt which supplies diesel and unleaded petrol between 8 am and 7 pm on weekdays. Do you need to pick up groceries while you visit our post office? As a general store, we stock a full range of groceries, including fresh and frozen food.

OAKWOOD CRAFT SHOP, STRONTIAN

We are very proud of our community-owned craft shop. Found in Strontian’s centre, we’re proud to offer high quality, locally produced merchandise. Our many producers put lots of love and careful attention into each item and we hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. Oakwood is full of locally made craft items ranging from cards and framed watercolour paintings to children’s toys and items made from uniquely printed fabric and Harris tweed. There is handmade jewellery and hand painted glassware, plus a selection of books from children’s stories to new publications by local authors, and a range of maps and walking guides.

THE BOTHY BAR & RESTAURANT, STRONTIAN

The Strontian Hotel which dates back to the early 19th Century was the former mine mangers house now houses The Bothy Bar and Restaurant as well as the hotel. You can enjoy a bar snack in the informal and dog friendly Bothy Bar enjoying some wonderful views over Loch Sunart from the picture windows or dine in the more formal restaurant in the evenings. The menu includes a range of local produce and includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Booking is advised for the restaurant over the summer months. The Bothy Bar also hosts occasional traditional musical evenings so look out for those on our ‘whats on’ page.

THE KILCAMB LODGE HOTEL, STRONTIAN

‘Head Chef Gary Phillips has been with us at Kilcamb Lodge for ten years. During this time he has been the driving force behind the development of our new Driftwood Brasserie. His talent has been cultivated and developed since his arrival when he secured 3 AA Rosettes for Kilcamb and achieved recommendation in the esteemed Michelin Guide, in just four months. Our kitchen team source most of our produce from Local Scottish suppliers. Our fish & shellfish come direct from local waters off the west coast  – delivered direct to our door. Our venison comes from the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and our meat is sourced from local Scottish herds. Freshness and flavour are the most important elements in our kitchens and Gary and his team are dedicated to ensuring that this is delivered to our diners.’

ARIUNDLE CENTRE RESTAURANT & TEA ROOM, STRONTIAN

A quality restaurant and tea room open all day and all year round. Serving fresh, seasonal Scottish food. We have a fully licensed bar along with candle lit suppers, along with a weekly selection of bar meals and daily specials. Individually cooked breakfasts, morning coffee, light lunches and scrumptious home baking are available in the restaurant and the sandwiches and baking make ideal packed lunches. Beer battered fish and chips In the evening candlelit suppers are served using local products, sometimes with a local musician to entertain. Home baking is produced in the tea room and is available for either consumption onsite or take out.

CAFE SUNART, STRONTIAN

Relax with a cup of coffee in Cafe Sunart after a walk in The Strontian Community Woodland or a walk on the Fairies Road to Ariundle Oakwoods. This friendly small cafe in the centre of Strontian serves a wide range of meals and refreshing drinks. A well as a comfortable indoor area, Cafe Sunart has a small terrace outside from where you can watch the wee world of Strontian tick by. A great spot to grab a cooked breakfast if you are camping nearby and a favourite with locals for lunch and teas.

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