|Location Map ( geo)
|5.8 miles (9.3 km)
|A75, A748, A757, A716
|Now part of:
|B7084, B7077, A716
|Route outline (key)
The A715 was a short route with an interesting history in southwest Scotland.
The original route of the A715, as given in the 1922 Road Lists, left the A75 at Whitecrook, two miles west of Glenluce, and headed westwards, slowly diverging from the A75 to meet the B736 at Piltanton Bridge. Turning southwest at the junction, the two routes multiplexed for a short distance past Genoch, before separating again at a fork., The B736 continues south west along the coast, while the A715 turned inland to head west again, passing the end of the A716 at Kildrochet House to end on the A77 at Corner House, near Lochans. In the mid-1920s the route partially swapped numbers with the B736, meaning it was diverted to the south west and ran along the coast to meet the A716 at Sandhead. The A716 therefore took over the short section from Kildrochet to Corner House to meet the A77, and at around the same time the northern part of the B736 was upgraded as the A748. Within a couple more years, and certainly before 1927, the original A715 from Genoch to the A716 at Kildrochet returned to Class I status as it became the A757.
Both former routes of the A715 were downgraded to B-road status at some point between 1988 and 1993. The later route is the B7084 throughout; although the B7084 was extended east when the A75 Dunragit Bypass opened. The part of the original route which became the A757 is now the B7077.