An “extensive” fire has engulfed a hotel near Oban with emergency services closing the A85 as they tackle the blaze.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the fire at the Taynuilt Inn at 5.05am on Tuesday.
Police said the A85 would be shut for some time and urged drivers to find an alternative route.
The historic inn has recently been refurbished having come under new ownership.
The village, which sits 12 miles from Oban in Argyll, takes its name from the Gaelic ‘Tigh-an-Uilt’, meaning house of the stream, and was a traditional resting place for travellers.
Three appliances were deployed to tackle the flames with firefighters still on the scene hours later.
An Oban Police spokesperson said: “Due to an extensive fire the A85 at Taynuilt will be shut for some time. Please find an alternative route.”
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