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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.



70 John St, Dunoon PA23 8BL, UK – 0345 724 2424

When I came here with 60 kids from the US, we had travelers checks that we needed to cash in for pounds. This was always the bank I'd come to when I needed to cash in the checks. For a team that large and the amount of money we were getting, we would get the best exchange rate and lowest fees for our usage. The tellers were also some of the most patient and pleasant people I have ever encountered. Do you know the kind of pain I put them through to get ~4,000 pounds withdrawn with specific increments of money needed once a week for 5 weeks in a row. They were fantastic. I came to Dunoon in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 with Greg Speck and his Grey team with Royal Servants.

Bank of Scotland

78 Argyll St, Dunoon PA23 7NH, UK – 01369 762001

A bank with a friendly atmosphere and staff that often know the names of the customers who pass through their doors. Would be a five star rating, but the opening hours are a little bizarre and often the wait for service is excessive.

Don't come here unless you are willing to wait a long time.

TSB Bank

110 Argyll St, Dunoon PA23 7NE, UK – 01369 265999

Staff so helpful, polite and friendly.

Building Societies

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Local Chambers of Commerce for PA23. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for PA23. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Port Riddell area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Port Riddell and PA23 with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

The Hollies Dental Practice

143 Alexandra Parade, Dunoon PA23 8AW, UK – 01369 702767

Argyll Smile Dental Care

1 Marine Parade, Kirn, Dunoon PA23 8HE, UK – 01369 702755

Paradowski M

143 Alexandra Parade, Dunoon PA23 8AW, UK – 01369 702767

Church Street Doctors Surgery

30 Church St, Dunoon PA23 8BG, UK – 01369 702772

Argyll Street Surgery

246 Argyll St, Dunoon PA23 7HW, UK – 01369 702067

McLaughin Dr K

246 Argyll St, Dunoon PA23 7HW, UK – 01369 702067

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

Cowal Community Hospital

360 Argyll St, Kirn, Dunoon PA23 7RL, UK – 01369 704341

Very efficient and amazing staff. Other hospitals can learn from here

It's a hospital. If you're sick and need urgent help, it's definitely the place to go. If you're not sick, it's probably a place to avoid. You won't have an unreasonably long wait in A&E - seldom more than twenty minutes, often less than ten, and the staff are professional. The only thing that lets the hospital down for me is their dental suite. I've been waiting two and a half years for an appointment and keep getting told that they don't have any dentists working there, so they'd be better off shutting it down and using the space for services they actually can provide.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for PA23.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for PA23
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Dunoon Baptist Church

9 Alexandra Parade, Dunoon PA23 8AB, UK – 01369 706665

In 2005, we had a team of 60 people stay in this facility. The church was gracious enough to allow us to use their sanctuary and rooms to sleep in while we used the tea room's restrooms downstairs, as long as we cleaned up each day. The tearoom was still in business during the day, so we used it, cleaned up and cleaned out each day. It was terrific! I came to Dunoon in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 with Greg Speck and his Grey team with Royal Servants.

Saint Mun's Catholic Church

Brandon St, Dunoon PA23 8BU, UK – 01369 702125

This church is absolutely gorgeous.

Cowal Baptist Church - Dunoon

Dunoon Senior Citizens Club, Alfred street, Dunoon PA23 7QU, UK – 07503 247839

Welcoming fellowship, great teaching and atmosphere.

Lovely wee fellowship, great teaching

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Port Riddell. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Bogleha Recycling Centre

Bogleha Rd, Dunoon PA23 7HL, UK – 01546 605514

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Port Riddell

The 51st State and La Cantina Restaurant

200-202 Argyll St, Dunoon PA23 7HA, UK – 01369 703595

We enjoyed our lunctime visit.It gets busy at weekends so if you are a larger group ,you should book.Good menu, everyone was please with choices and nice kids menu.We were.a big group all with different orders so we had to wait a while but all meals came together and were hot. Only downside was we did not have long after we finished when we were kind of hurried along as there were others coming for the tables Lovely staff,good service. Think you could get in with wheelchair bit loos are downstairs. Good value for money

Year another great meal. I had the prawn salad bowl which was delicious and the prawns were big and succulent. Always great service and lovely chilled atmosphere to eat. Will be returning.again and again... My favourite place to eat in town

The Braes

1 School Brae, Dunoon PA23 7DL, UK – 01369 701213

Great for a quiet business working lunch. Good food and friendly staff

Lovely meal with close family enjoyed staff excellent xx


58 John St, Dunoon PA23 8BJ, UK – 01369 703991

Had an excellent Mother's Day lunch,great choice of food & friendly & attentive staff. Will definitely be back soon

I have been a couple of times now and my grilled chicken with artichokes was devine.

Nursery and Preschools

Patchwork 2-5

Dunoon Community Centre, Edward Street, Dunoon PA23 7PJ, UK – 01369 707997

Primary and Secondary Schools

Sandbank Primary School

Sandbank, Dunoon PA23 8PW, UK – 01369 706350

current address is wrong 6 Allan Terrace is actually a residential building, and the post code is wrong. It should be Sandbank, Dunoon, PA23 8PW

Dunoon Grammar School

61 Ardenslate Rd, Kirn, Dunoon PA23 8LU, UK – 01369 705010


Public & Preparatory Schools

Kirn Primary School

Park Road, Kirn PA23 8EH, UK – 01369 702509

New school looks good!

Good friends here

Local social service agencies for PA23 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for PA23 with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for PA23, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for PA23 with contact details and location maps