LibraryThe Library is  located in the Old School Hall at the top of the hill on Station Road. Its hours are:-

Monday 12:00 – 17:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 – 13:00
Thursday Closed
Friday 12:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 13:00


Our library is a fantastic resource for the community, and library membership is free and open to anyone. You can access thousands of books and online content via the Highland library network – and borrow or return the books to any Highland library.   Ardersier library has 2 desktop computers with internet access and printers, photocopying, and a good selection of books and DVDs to borrow or browse.

There is a ‘local section’ of books where our ‘Petty & Ardersier’ local history files are kept for you to browse and add to.

Tel: 01667 460397 Fax: 01667 460397


Ardersier Pharmacy(Two doors along from McColls on the High Street).

Ardersier Pharmacy houses our chemist’s shop and efficient pharmacy services. A fantastically wide variety of household goods, stationery supplies, toiletries and goods are stocked, and the duty pharmacist can advise on health issues and dispense and deliver prescriptions.

Opening hours 9-1pm-2-5.30pm. Thursdays, Saturday 9-1pm closed Sunday.


The local medical practice is 142B Manse Road. Contact 01667 452096

Appointments are available daily from 08:30 am to 16:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except a Thursday afternoon) and there is an evening surgery on a Wednesday. Out of hours services are on the same telephone number above..  Ardersier is a branch surgery of Nairn Healthcare Group.


Ardersier benefits from small, locally managed stores, with a variety of essentials and goodies on our doorstep.

Groceries, newspapers, off licence, lottery etc are found in our two general stores: Spar on Station Road, and McColls in the High Street.

Post Office

The Post Office has now moved to the Spar on Station Road.



High Street –  open Mon – Sat: 7am – 10pm, Sunday: 9am – 10pm

Station Road – open Mon – Sat:  7am-10pm, Sunday: 8am – 9pm


Macleod Organics Logo

For fruit and veg we recommend MacLeod Organics for box deliveries – the farm is just beyond the football pitch, heading towards the Fort. They also sell a wide array of jams, deli produce and Ecover products.

Order on the dedicated website and delivered pretty much anywhere.




Connage Cheese Pantry is on the corner as you approach Ardersier from the Airport.

You can buy your cheese direct from the farm here, while enjoying a coffee, and watching the award-winning cheesemakes in action. The shop stocks a huge range of cheeses from around the world, and lovely chutneys, biscuits, cheese accompaniments and gifts for cheese lovers.

Opening times usually Monday to Saturday – 9:30am – 4pm – the sign at the corner will let you know if they’re open.



There is no bank but there is a cash machine in Spar for free cash withdrawal. Also, there is one in RS McColl’s at £1.40 a withdrawal.



New to the village is Vogue Beauty Salon run by Mel MacArthur

Vogue is located at the War Memorial Hall

For appointments, visit Mel’s Facebook Page or call 07713 666416




The Gun Lodge is located at the north end of the village, next to the football field. ‘The Gun’ usually has a real ale on tap, and the house wine is well selected.  The bar area has a restaurant to the front of the hotel, and a bar and ‘sit-oot-erie’ at the back door entrance. There is a sunny wee beer garden area, fenced, and with doggy drinking water always available.

Gun Lodge Bar

Gun Lodge Hotel


The Star Inn has recently been refurbished and is under new management. It has all the latest sports channels and a new kitchen. Meals are served from 12 to 9pm every day.  It is split in two with one bar having the juke box, fruit machine and pool table and the other as a lounge and seating for meals. The smoking area is sheltered from the elements outside.


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Another recent addition to the village is the PACE Cafe run by Christine and John Wood. It opened in April 2015 and displays archive material of Ardersier all around the walls of the Old School Hall. There is also free WiFi and a computer terminal for internet access. Christine is our local archivist and historian so you can scan the walls of old photographs and captions while you wait for your meal.