A MOTORCYCLIST who died in a fatal road crash near Oban last week has now been identified.

John Campbell Dickson, from Doune, died on Friday afternoon after his black Kawasaki motorbike collided with a black Mitsubishi Outlander.

The crash happened at around 3.20pm on the A85, east of Connel.

The 62-year-old was taken to Lorne and Islands District and General Hospital, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The road was closed for around nine hours to allow a full collision investigation to take place.

Officers are still appealing for witnesses, and are particularly interested in speaking to the driver of a white Transit-type van who was in the area when the incident occurred.

Inspector Archie McGuire, of Police Scotland's Argyll & West Dunbartonshire road policing unit, said: "Our thoughts go out to Mr Dickson's family at this difficult time.

"We wish to speak to anyone with information surrounding this crash, specifically the driver of the white Transit-type van, who we believe may be able to assist with our enquiries.

"I would also appeal to anyone with dash-cam footage of the area to please come forward.

"Local officers can be contacted via 101, quoting reference number 2350 of April 2, 2021."