Safety concerns for school crossing


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Councillors are looking at ways to make McCaig Road safer for schoolchildren.

Some parents have raised concerns about children crossing it to reach Oban’s Rockfield Primary campus.

Community councillor Keith Miller told Monday’s Oban Community Council that the traffic flow on that stretch was ‘intense’ and ‘it would be a tragedy if any youngsters were injured there’.

Councillors agreed to take the issue forward to help find a solution.

It was also suggested in the meantime that the school’s Parent Teacher Association might put forward people to train as volunteer crossing patrollers under a current Argyll & Bute Council scheme.

A walking bus scheme, like the one that operates at Dunbeg School, was also suggested for the interim.