A new bus stop at the famous Rest and Be Thankful hill pass in Argyll which will benefit walkers is a step closer.
Argyll and Bute Council has placed a notice on the Public Contracts Scotland website seeking a company to build the new bus turning circle.
The work to be completed includes excavation and formation of new tarred road surfacing areas, white lining, road signage and associated surface water drainage works.
Tenders should be submitted for the work by noon on May 8, and the council hopes to award the contract by May 20.
At present there is no safe place to stop at the site on the A83 Tarbet to Campbeltown road. The closest stops for passengers travelling on local bus services to and from Lochgoilhead are either Ardgartan or Cairndow.
The new turning circle for buses just off the A83 will enable coaches from Campbeltown and Oban to Glasgow to set down at pick up passengers at the Rest and Be Thankful.
The council has secured £150,000 from the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) in addition to £250,000 already secured from the Scottish Government’s Bus Investment Fund.
Depute council leader Ellen Morton said: “The council is committed to working with partners such as SPT to improve the transport infrastructure in the area; connectivity is vital to our continued economic success.
“The new bus turning circle should make a big difference to those travelling from Lochgoilhead, as well as for walkers.”