|Location Map ( geo)
|12.6 miles (20.3 km)
|Now part of:
|Route outline (key)
The A843 was the original number of the road around the south coast of the Isle of Arran. Starting as a continuation of the A841 at Dippen, it ran along the south coast through Kilmory and Sliddery, before it turned northwards up the west coast to meet the A842 to the east of Blackwaterfoot, with that road continuing into the village.
When the roads were originally classified in 1922, Arran was given three A-roads. For some reason, as shown on the right, the A841 and A843 formed a continuous route, changing at Dippen Farm where the road to Kildonan branches off. This strange state of affairs was rectified in the late 1920s, with the A841 being extended along the entire route of the A843 and ultimately on to make a full circuit of the island. In the early 2000s the route of the A841 was curtailed and so the entire length of the ex-A843 is now unclassified.
For a description of the route please see the A841.