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Argyll & Bute: Use Services

You can help to reduce waste by making use of the wide range of services that are available. Select the options below to find out about buying gift vouchers and experiences instead of presents, or to find out how you can hire a wide range of household items.



Gift Vouchers & Experiences

‘Low’ or ‘no’ waste presents such as the gift vouchers or gift experiences suggested below can be good alternatives to large, packaged presents.

Health & Beauty Salons

Ferguson Hair and Beauty

Dunollie Halls, Dunollie Road, Oban, PA34 5PL
Tel: 01631 563630

Sell gift vouchers.

Body Talk

Janet Beauty Boutique, 57 John St, Dunoon, PA23 8BH
Tel: 01369 706753

Sell gift vouchers.

Josef Hair Design

51 West Clyde St, Helensburgh, G84 8AX
Tel: 01436 678293

Sell gift vouchers.

Top to Toe Health & Beauty

96 West Princes St, Helensburgh, G84 8XD
Tel: 01436 679999

Sell gift vouchers.

Zest for Life

69 West Clyde St, Helensburgh, G84 8AX
Tel: 01436 679605

Sell gift vouchers.

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Leisure Activities

Helensburgh Swimming Pool

West Clyde Street, Helensburgh
Tel: 01436 672224


McTaggart Pool

Main Street, Bowmore, Islay
Tel: 01496 810767


Mid Argyll Community Pool

Oban Road, Lochgilphead
Tel: 01546 606676


Riverside Swim and Health Centre

Moir Street, Dunoon
Tel: 01369 702800


Rothesay Leisure Pool

High Street, Rothesay
Tel: 01700 504300


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Days Out

Duart Castle

Lochdon, Isle of Mull, PA64 6AP


Linn Botanic Gardens and Nursey

The Linn, Cove, G84 0RN
Tel: 01436 842 242


Springbank Distillery

Campbeltown, PA28 6ET
Tel: 01586 552 085


Mount Stuart House and Gardens

Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR
Tel: 01700 503 877


Rothsay Castle

Castle Hill Street, Isle of Rothsay, PA20 0PE
Tel: 01700 502 691


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Cinema Tickets

Oban Highland Theatre

George Street, Oban, PA34 5NX
Tel: 01631 562444


Studio Dunoon

39 John Street, Dunoon, PA23 8BH
Tel: 01369 702776


The Discovery Centre

Victoria Street, Rothsey, Isle of Bute, PA20 0AH
Tel: 0870 7200619



Theatre Tickets

Coran Halls

The Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AB
Tel: 01631 567333


Theatre Tokens

Tel: 020 7240 8800

Can be used at theatres across Scotland.

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Music or Book Vouchers


1-3 Main Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6AQ
Tel: 01586 552418



133-137 Argyle Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DD
Tel: 01369 702295



20-23 West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SQ
Tel: 01436 673093



30-32 George Street, Oban, PA34 5SB
Tel: 01631 562823



85-99 Montague Street, Rothesay, PA20 0HP
Tel: 01700 503414


National Book Tokens

Database of bookshops that sell book tokens.

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Hire Shops

In many instances hiring items such as videos, tools, glasses, clothes or books makes more sense than buying brand new, and can help to reduce waste.

Cycle Hire

Helensburgh Cycles

39-41 East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, G84 7NY
Tel: 01436 675239


Robb Cycles & Bute Bikes

19 East Princes Street, Rothesay, PA20 9DL
Tel: 01700 502333


Oban Cycles

29 Lochside St, Oban, PA34 4HP
Tel: 01631 566996


Crinan Cycles

34 Argyll St, Lochgilphead, PA34 8NE
Tel: 01546 603511


Cycle Shop

60 Longrow, Campbelltown, PA28 6DP
Tel: 01586 554443


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Video/DVD Hire

Cove Village Store

Clifton Place, Shore Road, Cove, G84 0LP
Tel: 01436 840021


Blockbuster Entertainment

107 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DH
Tel: 01369 705602


Blockbuster Entertainment

Unit 2, 123-127 George Street, Oban, PA34 5NT
Tel: 01631 565771


Global Video

9 West Princes Street, Helensburgh, G84 8TF
Tel: 01436 675168


Main Movies

10 Main Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6AG
Tel: 01586 554684


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Tool Hire

Hewden Hire Centres

19 East Princes Street, Helensburgh, G84 7DE
Tel: 01436 676883


Blades & Co.

Stevenson Street, Oban, PA34 5NA
Tel: 01631 571777


Alex Mather Hire Ltd

102 East Princes Street, Helensburgh, G84 7DG
Tel: 01436 676560


West Coast Tool and Plant Hire

Glenburn Road, Ardrishaig, Lochgilphead, PA30 8EU
Tel: 01546 602992


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Garelochhead Library

Feorlin Way, Garelochhead, G84 0DG
Tel: 01436 810579


Rhu Library

School Road, Rhu, G84 8RS
Tel: 01436 820651


Helensburgh Library

West King Street, Helensburgh, G84 8EB
Tel: 01436 674626


Oban Library

Corran Halls, Corran Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AB
Tel: 01631 571444


Lochgilphead Library

Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, PA31 8QZ
Tel: 01546 602072


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Electrical Appliances

Glen TV Rentals Ltd

28-29 East Princes Street, Rothesay,
Isle Of Bute, PA20 9DL


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