POLICE: Victim of hit and run at A85 near Taynuilt, Argyll, is named

By Lucy Ashton

Jimmy Harris
Jimmy Harris died after being hit by a vehicle near Taynuilt.

A man has been arrested after a 61-year-old man died by the side of a road in Argyll and Bute following a suspected hit-and-run incident.  The victim has been named as Jimmy Harris, from Taynuilt.

Mr Harris was found injured on the A85 at Kirkton, near Taynuilt, at about 01:00 on Sunday but pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Police have confirmed a 24-year-old man had been arrested and released, pending further inquiries.


Det Insp Scott Hamilton said: “Our thoughts are with James’ family and friends at this time, as they come to terms with their tragic loss.

“Our investigation into this incident remains ongoing and we continue to appeal for anyone with any information to please come forward.”

Detectives are appealing for information following a hit and run incident on the A85 at Kirkton near Taynuilt.

Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and will check for any public and private CCTV footage which could assist in the inquiry.

The A85 in this area was closed to traffic and a diversion was in place as police continued to conduct inquiries at the location.

Detective Inspector Scott Hamilton said anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0293 of 10 October, 2021. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.

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