Report on cracked wall goes to Transport Scotland

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Council officials who checked a crumbling wall holding up a scenic cycle path at Benderloch are recommending repairs.

Argyll and Bute structural engineers inspected the wall close to the A828 on Monday and their findings have now been passed to Transport Scotland.

Although the council is not revealing full details of what the report found, it is recommending remedial work needs to be carried out.

Cracks appearing in the retaining wall are worrying the community, with many people fearing the A828 could be at risk. If the road collapsed, it would force a 93-mile detour via Tyndrum, Glencoe and Ballachulish.

High tide lines mean water is getting in behind the cracks, eroding the soil at the back, leaving hollow gaps which are filling up with weeds.

It is not clear who will be responsible for repairs – the wall does not show up on Argyll and Bute Council’s assets map and both Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland have previously said it is not their responsibility.

A Sustrans Scotland spokesperson also said it did not own any land in the area.