Chemists Open During Easter 2019 In Ayrshire

Pharmacies Open Easter 2019 - Ayrshire

Here are the opening times for pharmacies around Ayrshire over the Easter holidays 2019.

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North Ayrshire

Good Friday – 19 April 2019

Most pharmacies will be open as normal, except:

  • Gallacher Healthcare, 41 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan – closed
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 6 Central Avenue, Ardrossan – closed
  • Dalry Pharmacy, 18 Main Street, Dalry – closed
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 1 New Street, Dalry – closed
  • Dreghorn Pharmacy, 20 Main Street, Dreghorn – closed
  • J Reekie, 1 Cardow Crescent, Irvine – closed
  • Townhead Pharmacy, Station Plaza, Pennyburn Road, Kilwinning – closed
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 19 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats – closed
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 41 Hamilton Street, Saltcoats – closed
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 17/19 Raise Street, Saltcoats – closed
  • JB Spence, 49 Skelmorlie Castle Road, Skelmorlie – closed
  • Care Pharmacy, 55 Main Street, Springside – closed
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 13 New Street, Stevenston – closed

Saturday 20 April 2019

Most pharmacies will be open as normal, except:

  • Arran Pharmacy, Shore Road, Whiting Bay, Arran – closed
  • Boots, 9a Frew Terrace, Irvine – closed
  • Boots, 2A Dalry Road, Kilbirnie – closed
  • Gallagher Healthcare, 17/19 Raise Street, Saltcoats – closed
  • JB Spence, 49 Skelmorlie Castle Road, Skelmorlie – closed

Sunday 21 April 2019

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots, 1 Fullarton Square, Irvine – open 11am – 5pm
  • Superdrug, 6B Aitken Street, Largs – open 11am – 5pm

Monday 22 April 2019

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Arran Pharmacy, Lamlash, Arran – open 9am – 3pm
  • Arran Pharmacy, Shore Road, Whiting Bay, Arran – open 11am – 2pm (pharmacist 1pm – 2pm only)
  • Arran Pharmacy, Brodick, Arran – open 9am – 3pm
  • Boots, 1 Fullarton Square, Irvine – open 10am – 5pm
  • Boots, 42 Main Street, Largs – open 8.30am – 6.15pm
  • Superdrug, 6B Aitken Street, Largs – open 8.30am – 5.30pm
  • Wm Morrisons Pharmacy, 4 Irvine Road, Largs – open 10am – 4pm
  • Cumbrae Pharmacy, 30 Stuart Street, Millport – open 9am – 5.30pm
  • Boots, 77 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats – open 9am – 5.30pm

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South Ayrshire

Good Friday – 19 April 2019

Most pharmacies will be open as normal, except:

  • Alloway Pharmacy, 21 Alloway – closed
  • Ogg & Co, 44 Newmarket Street, Ayr – closed
  • Coylton Pharmacy, 13 Main Street, Coylton – closed
  • Dundonald Pharmacy, 11 Main Street, Dundonald – closed
  • Mossblown Chemist,, Mauchline Road, Mossblown – closed
  • Symington Pharmacy, 47 Brewlands Drive, Symington – closed
  • Tarbolton Pharmacy, The Cross, Tarbolton – closed

Saturday 20 April 2019

All pharmacies will be open as normal.

Sunday 21 April 2019

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots,168/170 High Street, Ayr – open 10am – 5pm
  • Wm Morrisons Pharmacy, Castlehill Road, Ayr – open 9am – 5pm
  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 146 Dalmellington Road, Ayr – open 10am – 5pm
  • Boots, 49 Academy Street, Troon – open 11am – 4pm

Monday 22 April 2019

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots,168/170 High Street, Ayr – open 10am – 5pm
  • Wm Morrisons Pharmacy, Castlehill Road, Ayr – open 10am – 4pm
  • Boots, Girvan Community Hospital, Girvan – open 10am – 2pm
  • Boots, 89 Main Street, Prestwick – open 11am – 3pm
  • Boots, 49 Academy Street, Troon – open 10am – 5pm

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East Ayrshire

Good Friday – 19 April 2019

Most pharmacies will be open as normal, except:

  • J&A Reekie, 8 Ford Street, Catrine – closed
  • Crosshouse Pharmacy, 4/48 Irvine Road, Crosshouse – closed
  • Doon Valley Pharmacy, 5 Cathcartson, Dalmellington – closed
  • Stewart Pharmacy, 6 Main Street, Dalrymple – closed
  • Drongan Pharmacy, 64 Mill ‘O’ Shield Road, Drongan – closed
  • Green Shutters Pharmacy, 90 Main Street, Ochiltree – closed
  • Stewart Pharmacy, 55 High Street, Stewarton – closed

Saturday 20 April 2019

Most pharmacies will be open as normal, except:

  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 2 Tanyard, Cumnock – closed

Sunday 21 April 2019

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots, 62/70 King Street, Kilmarnock – open 12noon to 4pm
  • Wm Morrisons Pharmacy, West Langlands Street, Kilmarnock – open 9am to 6pm

Monday 22 April 2019

All pharmacies will be closed, except:

  • Boots, 62/70 King Street, Kilmarnock – open 11am to 4pm
  • Boots, 63 Grange Street, Kilmarnock – open 10am to 5pm
  • Wm Morrisons Pharmacy, West Langlands Street, Kilmarnock – open 10am to 4pm

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Additional Info

Pharmacy Info

With GP practices closing on Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April, Ayrshire residents are being urged to prepare to cope with any common health concerns, as GP practices will be closed for four days in total.

Community pharmacists can answer questions on choosing and using the right medicine and provide easy-to-understand advice on treating everyday ailments such as coughs, colds and flu. NHS 24 also has a number of pharmacists who are able to answer medicine and pharmacy-related questions over the telephone on 111. In addition, NHS inform has valuable advice – visit www.nhsinform.scot.

Roisin Kavanagh, Interim Director of Pharmacy, explains: “You can do a number of things to make sure you are prepared to deal with common illnesses. Have a sufficient supply of medicines like paracetamol, sore throat and cough remedies, as these will help to relieve the symptoms of common ailments.

“If you take regular medication, you should check your existing supplies and only order what you need to ensure you have enough to see you through the holiday weekend. It is also a good idea to make sure you know when your local GP practice and community pharmacy are closed.”

Your community pharmacist can:

  • prescribe medication for you following a consultation, if you qualify for the Minor Ailments Service;
  • give you advice on the best way to take your medicines;
  • treat many women from age 16 to 64 for urinary tract infections under the Pharmacy First service (where they meet certain criteria);
  • treat many patients from two years of age for impetigo under the Pharmacy First service (where they meet certain criteria);
  • provide your repeat prescriptions when your GP is not available (under certain circumstances):
  • give women advice and supply emergency hormonal contraception;
  • dispense prescriptions;
  • give advice on diet and exercise;
  • give advice, support  and where appropriate, prescribe nicotine replacement therapy or varenicline to those giving up smoking;
  • hold records of your medicines to ensure that the safety of any future medication is checked;
  • provide a private area to discuss sensitive issues; and
  • give you advice over the telephone.

Many pharmacies also offer:

  • advice on travel health;
  • pregnancy testing;
  • collection and delivery of prescriptions; and
  • supervised methadone supply.

Over Easter, when GP practices are closed, you can still get advice from a community pharmacist or NHS 24.  

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