Landslide left rocks in road

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A landslide at Bealach an Righ in Oban sent two tonnes of rock tumbling onto the road.

Police were alerted at 9.40am on June 20 after the debris fell on the A85 halfway up the hill after the Kings Knoll Hotel, blocking part of the road.


A spokesperson for BEAR Scotland said:  ‘Police Scotland made us aware of debris affecting the A85 on the approach to Oban, near the Kings Knoll Hotel. Our Incident Support Unit (ISU) team attended the site right away to assess the situation and around two tonnes of debris and small rocks were cleared from the A85.’

A temporary closure of the footway was put in place to allow the team to safely complete the clear-up operation and teams will continue to monitor the slope.