Argyll Square (Oban)
|Location Map ( geo)|
Argyll Square lies in the heart of Oban, surrounded by shops and hotels with the Railway Station and ferry port just a few hundred metres away on the shore. In the centre of the square is a small oasis of calm with raised flowerbeds surrounding a paved area with benches, whilst all around the traffic of Oban circulates. However, few people venture into this small park, the constant flow of traffic making access difficult and it is, after all, not the most pleasant spot in Oban! A pedestrian crossing is provided across the traffic island on the A816 immediately to the east of the roundabout, although this is the only one nearby.
The Roundabout is the terminus for both the A85, and A816, with most maps showing the square as part of the latter, while the A85 stops at the end of Aird's Place (George Street). It is also not a true roundabout, with A816 traffic getting priority at the eastern end, and a turning lane cutting across the square for rotating traffic. The other roads leading onto the junction are Shore Street, which with Albany Street forms a one way system leading to the Ferry Terminal, and as such can be the busiest arm just after a ferry has docked; and Station Road, which leads to the front of the station, the forecourt of which is the main bus station and taxi rank in the town.
|A'Chrion-Laraich / Crianlarich (A82), An Gearasdan / Fort William (A828),
Gaineamhan / Ganavan, Meadhan a'Bhaille / Town Centre
|Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain / Campbeltown (A83), Ceann Loch Gilb / Lochgilphead|
|Gallanach, Car Parks, Ferries||Albany Street / Shore Street form one way system|
|Steisean / Station, Steisean nam Bus / Bus Station||Drop off only, car parks are accessed via above route|
|Argyll Square (Oban)|