Torrential rain combined with high tides to overwhelm pumps meant to keep floodwaters down, leaving Oban’s Lochavuillen car park and roads leading to surrounding businesses, including two major supermarkets, underwater and a no-go zone.
Work to dredge the harbour’s entrance by council contractors was only completed a couple of weeks ago but Storm Aiden took its toll.
Now that refuse collections are being reduced, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has put out a reminder to people not to let their waste build up.
Despite more than 50 shows of support and a one in 200 year chance of flooding, a public hearing yesterday was due to hear how councillors have been advised to refuse Argyll Properties’ plans for a retail unit, visitor centre and three self-catering units at land next to Taigh Solais and fire-gutted MacGochans.
Birds and their dried dropping can carry more than 60 diseases.