Pharmacy First

  • NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy (a pharmacy with a contract to provide NHS prescriptions and services).
  • If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice.
  • You do not usually need an appointment and you can go to any pharmacy.
  • Your pharmacist can give you advice for a minor illness, and medicine if they think you need it.


Prescription Collection and Delivery service – We can arrange to collect your prescriptions from local surgeries and have your medicines made up and ready for collection in the pharmacy.

Smoking Cessation Service – Our smoking cessation service provides advice and nicotine replacement products (NRT) to those wishing to quit.   Supplies of NRT will  be provided on a weekly basis.

Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) –  We provide a confidential and discreet service for EHC (within 72 hours of unprotected sex). EHC is free of charge and is supplied when considered appropriate by the pharmacist. No appointment is necessary.

Travel Advice –  We offer free general travel advice

Weekly Dosette Trays –  In liaison with your GP we can dispense medicines in blister packs when it is appropriate, for patients finding it hard to manage their medicines.