Eating Out & Local Information
Drimnin is one of the most beautiful, remote places in Scotland, tucked away at the end of 12 miles of single track road from Lochaline. The road ends at Drimnin pier from where a foot passenger water taxi normally runs once a week in season to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull and back (Book here). Drimnin has a local Post Office which is open all day every Tuesday and Wednesday. Other services are available in Lochaline 12 miles away.
Concerts are held regularly in the recently restored St. Columba’s Chapel on the Estate. Details are posted on the the community notice board in the village, along with other local community events. Forthcoming events will also be posted and highlighted on our website news page.
There is also a Caledonian McBrayne (CalMac) car ferry service that runs daily at regular intervals from Lochaline to Fishnish on Mull. There are other car ferries to and from Mull - Craignure to Oban, Tobermory to Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan and Fionnphort to the Island of Iona and Staffa. Details of Caledonian McBrayne ferry timetables can be found here.
Drimnin Post Office - open Tuesday and Wednesday (stamps, cash withdrawals, usual post office services). In Lochaline, the Lochaline Stores (which also contains a post office) is open all year Monday - Saturday from 8.30am – 6pm and from 11.30am – 2pm on Sunday and sells groceries, household goods, alcohol, and newspapers. There are also fuel pumps, recycling bins and a launderette. The post office within the shop is open Monday-Friday and Saturday morning for all usual post office services including cash withdrawals.
The Lochaline Medical Centre (Tel: 01967 421252) surgery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00-11.00 and Tuesday from 11.00-13.00. There is an 'out of hours service' on Tel: 01967 421252 answered by NHS 24.
Mull and Iona Vets is the nearest vets practice. It is situated in Tobermory on the isle of Mull and can be reached via the Lochaline-Fishnish Ferry. Tel 01688 302789, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6PY. email@example.com
There is also a vet in Fort William:
Crown Vets Glen Nevis Place, Fort William, PH33 6DA
Telephone: 01397 702727, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places to Eat
There are a number of fantastic places to eat in the area (Lochaline & Strontian) and many more in Tobermory (including Cafe Fish).
Achnacriche B&B Restaurant (non-residents welcome)
Situated right here on Drimnin Estate. Non-residents are welcome to enjoy a three course evening meal at Achnacriche B&B. Pre-booking is essential Tel. 07715 677277
The Whitehouse Restaurant Lochaline, is nestled on the picturesque Sound of Mull with a stunning view of Lochaline harbour, offers a unique casual fine dining experience that emphasizes sustainability and locally sourced cuisine. Our menu changes weekly, showcasing the finest and freshest ingredients from local producers. For lunchtime, we offer a range of a la carte options, while our four-course dinner menu is a must-try. If you’re unable to secure a spot for our popular dinner service, you can still enjoy our delicious food with our meal kits, perfect for enjoying The Whitehouse in the comfort of your own home.
CAFE LA, Lochaline Hub
The Hub café is run by Annemie and her team. It serves delicious hot and cold drinks and a range of wonderful cakes and scones all made by Annemie. You can also have a light lunch there.
Lochaline Snack Bar
Snacks and refreshments are available from the kiosk on the pier by the ferry to Mull
Local Church Services
Keil Church in Lochaline is Church of Scotland and services are held every Sunday at 11.00
Details of the Drimnin to Fort William Bus Service details can be found here.
A once weekly boat (weather permitting in season)
if you travel outside ferry times we can be reached without using the ferry (turn onto the A830 at Fort William and then take the A861 to Ardgour)
Ferry departs every half an hour - last ferry 21:30
Their social media has the most up to date information regarding disruptions or cancellations
Lochaline to Fishnish (Mull)
Scotrail for train services Tel: 0344 8110141
Caledonian Sleeper for overnight travel between Scotland and London Tel:0330 0600500
Loch Shiel Garage, Acharacle offers repairs and 24 hour breakdown service. Tel:01967 431246
Please note there is no taxi service either here in Drimnin or in Lochaline.
Car Hire (prebooking essential).
Morvern Eco-wheels There is an electric car that can be hired for up to 6 days per person. Electric bikes can also be hired. Prebooking essential. Please contact Lochaline based Morvern Eco-wheel for more details
Fort William Car Hire - 01397 701515
Slipway Autos - 01397 772404