Urquhart Opticians in Kilmarnock

Urquharts Kilmarnock

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Opening Times

9am – 5.30pm
9.30am – 5.30pm
9am – 5.30pm
9am – 5.30pm
9am – 5.30pm
9am – 4pm

Our Phone Number

01563 525059

Our Address

14 Portland Road

Alistair Duff

Clinical Director & Optometrist

Alistair is Dad to Murray and Fearne. He is an avid Kilmarnock football fan and loves fast cars.

Amy Strang


Amy Urquharts in 2021 and works in our Ayr & Kilmarnock practices. Amy is currently undertaking her Independent Prescriber qualification and enjoys hillwalking.

Amy Walker


Angie Simpson

Practice Manager

Angie joined the team in 2022 and brings many years of experience & knowledge to our patients in Kilmarnock. Outside of work Angie loves spending time with her daughter.

Baila Ahmed

Optical Assistant

Baila joined Urquhart Opticians in November 2023 and has over 10 years experience in the world of Optics.

Catriona Bryson

Optical Assistant

Catriona has been in Optics for a number of years and lives locally to our practice in Kilmarnock. She is an experienced Optical Assistant, who outside of work has a passion for Rally Driving.

Connie Simpson

Optical Assistant

Connie joined Urquhart Opticians in November 2023 and previously worked with a High Street Opticians. Connie has an interest in Psychology, having previously studied it in formal education.

Gabriella Carrino

Gabriella Carrino

Gabriella currently works at our practice in Kilmarnock every Saturday. She is studying to be an Optometrist at Glasgow Caledonian University and is currently in her fourth year.

Heather Hargreaves

Group Buyer & Finance Assistant

Heather looks after frame buying for all our practices, she selects exclusive brands and unique frames for our communities in Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway. In her free time Heather loves being with her family.

James Sansum


James joined our team in 2022 and looks after patients at Kilwinning, Saltcoats & West Kilbride. He is a registered Diabetic Screener and enjoys spending time with his family.

Janis Cole

Optical Assistant

Janis has worked in optics for over twenty years. She loves staying active and has walked the West Highland Way.

Lesley Smith


Lesley loves to stay active and has cycled from London to Paris. She follows Kilmarnock Football Club and likes to travel.

Pamela Murray

Regional Manager

Pamela has worked at Urquharts for 7 years and is now our Regional Manager, she oversees the day to day running of the practices. Pamela and her daughter Ellie love spending time outdoors on their bikes or hiking, and her favourite place is Barcelona.

Sandra Porter

Optical Assistant

Sandra has been at Urquharts for 15 years, she loves travelling to new places and her favourite movie is Dracula.


Practice FAQs

Where exactly is the practice in Kilmarnock?

We are based at 14 Portland Road, Kilmarnock. The practice is easily accessible from the one way system (A735) and is just beyond the Sheriff Court on your left hand side. If you are travelling from Troon/Syminton/Gatehead then travel along Dundonald Road and take a left at the traffic lights where before you head up John Finnie Street. The practice is a white building with external signage and is directly across from Boots the Pharmacy. The practice is walking distance from the town centre and is around a 3 minute walk from King Street.

What are the parking arrangements?

There is on street parking directly outside the practice. This parking is chargeable at £X with no return within the hour. There is normally spaces available on either side of the street. If you wish to park for longer, there is car park on Portland Road just beyond Portland Surgery. This parking is chargeable at £X with no return within X hours.

Is the practice wheelchair accessible?

Yes, absolutely. While there are two small steps into the practice we have a temporary ramp that can be used to ensure access. Please notify the Kilmarnock practice in advance and we will ensure that the ramp is available and ready for your arrival. Once in the practice, all of our test rooms are on the ground floor. Please note that our Hearing Clinic is upstairs, although arrangements can be made for an appointment downstairs in one of our consultation rooms if required.

Is there a toilet available for use by the public?

Unfortunately not. We have no accessible toilet for use by any clients.

What public holidays is the practice closed?

We only close for Easter Weekend, Christmas and New Year. These dates are normally: Easter Saturday Easter Monday Christmas Eve Christmas Day Boxing Day New Years Eve New Years Day 2nd January

How can I make an appointment for an Eye Test at your practice?

In Person: 14 Portland Road, Kilmarnock Telephone: 0333 254 2275

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