Trunk road signs say Argyll is open

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Signs have appeared on roads leading into Argyll as the A83 Rest and Be Thankful pass remains closed for a fourth day.

BEAR Scotland the private firm which maintains the route on behalf of the Scottish government stated that road signs have been erected to help remind road users that Argyll remains open for business.

A spokesperson added: ‘As well additional BEAR Scotland patrols deployed on the diversion route via Dalmally to help keep motorists moving.’

The second of three large boulders, on the hillside above the A83, has been made safe after being exposed by multiple landslips on Tuesday.

Teams are working on a third boulder above the carriageway.

Specialist equipment is being used which involves drilling into the boulder and inserting a hydraulic pressured device to split the rock into pieces on the hillside.

Once all three boulders are made safe a final safety check will take place before preparing the Old Military Road, in the base of the valley for opening.