Depot neighbours get ‘see for yourselves’ invite

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Neighbours living near the council’s Oban yard at Millpark are being invited on a reassurance tour.

Invites are being sent out after a fire at the depot last month involving an oxyacetylene cylinder led to homes being evacuated.

Residents will be shown round the yard to see for themselves safety measures in place, Councillor Jim Lynch told Oban Community Council.

A probe is also being carried out into how the fire started.

Councillor Lynch said it was important the council acts quickly ‘even if its chapping at doors’ to keep people informed when something happens that impacts others.

He also referred to the resident who had to leave her home when boulders toppled off a cliff at Gallanach onto the road below earlier in November.

He said the resident involved had been spoken to and the boulders would be moved as soon as possible.

For the time being Gallanach Road remains closed.

‘We continue to have concerns over the stability of other rocks on the hillside. Work has been ongoing this week to assess and to develop options to allow the road to safely re-open,’ said the latest statement from the council.