Present at Urquhart

Established for over 100 years, we look after four communities from our practices in – Kilmarnock, Prestwick, Troon and Ayr. At the heart of our business is a passion to make a difference to people’s life by improving their vision. To create meaningful relationships with our clients, to remain proudly independent and to show responsibility towards our team, clients, and community.

Our existing team of Optometrists includes Alistair Duff, Fiona Black, Lisa Haldane and Linda McColgan. They take great pride in the service that they offer and focus on a personal experience – understanding each of our clients needs on an individual basis. Our Optometrists are supported by a team of experienced dispensing, administrative and laboratory staff – several of whom have been with us for over 30 years.


Looking to the future, Urquhart Opticians is committed to providing our clients with an expert and personal service that is complimented by the very best in fashionable eyewear. We will deliver this through investment in our practices, equipment and people.

As a values driven business, our promise is that our practices will be a place that you look forward to coming to and will create an experience that matches your taste in style. Our colleagues will make you feel welcome, will treat you as an individual and provide the very best advice that is right for you. Our Optometrists will use the latest equipment to assess and diagnose your eye health, ensuring you have complete confidence and understanding of any advice given to you.

Future of Urquhart


History of Urquhart

Urquhart Opticians was established in 1916 by Robert Urquhart. The first premises were in Dreghorn and the decision was then taken to move the Opticians to Kilmarnock where tests were undertaken in an upstairs practice on Portland Street. In the late 40's, Urquhart Opticians moved premises again to 5 St Marnock Street, where they remained until 1978 when our existing practice, 14 Portland Road was purchased.

It was in 1984 that Urquhart Opticians expanded with the purchase of our practice in Prestwick and this was followed by Troon in 1989. In 2000 that the business experienced further growth with the opening of an Opticians practice in East Kilbride and then shortly afterwards in Glasgow – trading as Devine and Niven.