Arinagour is the main settlement on Coll and you will find most of the local services here, including the ferry terminal, post office, petrol station, shops and accommodation. The local community centre, An Cridhe, is very close by and has regular events as well as sports facilities, a gym, reading room and more.
Both Island Stores and the The Ethical Sales Co. will be happy for you to order food and drink before coming to Coll so that it’s waiting for you upon arrival and to save carrying it across from the mainland – phone 01879 230484 and 01879 230262. Please do consider the positive impact you can have on the fragile local community by buying locally on Coll rather than from a mainland supermarket.
You can get lunches and evening meals at the Island Cafe (directly below the flat) or the Coll Hotel, just 2 minutes walk away - both do excellent quality of food with very friendly service. The medical centre, school, fire station and church are also located in and around Arinagour and the village is generally at its busiest just after the ferry arrives from the mainland.
Outside of the village, you’ll find the airport around 4 miles to the southwest, between Uig and Arileod. Nearby is the RSPB bird reserve and information centre at Totronald. Situated around 3 miles west of Arinagour, Ballyhaugh is the home to Project Trust, the single biggest employer on the island with over 40 years of operations.
Bikes can be hired from the local Post Office, right on your doorstep. Kayaks can be hired for use around the bay from Carol Flett, in the village. More detailed information about the facilities and amenities on Coll is provided at Visit Coll.