All change for bus to Inveraray

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Frequent closures at the Rest and Be Thankful have caused Citylink  bosses to re-route the Oban bus away from Inveraray.

The change to the 976 Glasgow to Oban service is for the winter months only as the intention is to bring back journeys via Inveraray next summer.

A spokesperson for Scottish Citylink said: ‘We have made the decision to route the Oban service away from Inveraray for the winter months due to the unreliability of the A83 at the Rest and be Thankful.

‘The frequent road closures over the last couple of years have caused an increasing level of disruption to the service.’

Customers wanting to get to Inveraray from Oban will now have to get to Tarbet first to connect with the 926 Glasgow to Campbeltown Citylink service or catch a West Coast Motors service at Ardrishaig.

The change to the Oban to Glasgow service also means there are no buses at all serving the road between Dalmally and Inveraray.

The bus journey from Dalmally and Inveraray would normally take about 27 minutes to cover the distance of around 16 miles.

Before the service change, typically there were about 21 buses on that route a week.

Convener John Kerr said Glen Orchy and Innishail Community Council has not had any feedback from its communities on the revised Oban to Glasgow bus service.