Newspapers
or the lack of...

Many visitors are surprised, some even horrified, that Coll (Island Stores) rarely has an up to date newspaper! This is due to the ferry leaving early morning from Oban, before the newspapers get distributed around the town. Even on a Tuesday you won't get 'today's' newspaper until tomorrow because the ferry arrives well after the shop has shut !

So, below is what happens - SUMMER :-  

  • Saturday, Sunday and Monday newspapers are available on Monday,
  • Tuesday newspapers are available on Wednesday,
  • Wednesday and Thursday newspapers are available on Thursday,
  • Friday newspapers are available on Saturday.

And in the WINTER :-  

  • Saturday, Sunday and Monday newspapers are available on Tuesday,
  • Tuesday and Wednesday newspapers are available on Thursday,
  • Thursday and Friday newspapers are available on Saturday.

Simple, isn't it ! And, of course, all is subject to the weather being OK for the ferry to dock.
If you are leaving Oban and can get hold of a today's newspaper you may be able to make a killing, some today's papers fetch "rarity status" prices late on in the hotel bar!