|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||7.1 miles (11.4 km)|
|Met:||A912, A91, A913|
|Now part of:||B936|
|Route outline (key)|
The A983 was a relatively short rural A-road in west Fife.
Starting on the A912 in Falkland the road headed north along a more-or-less straight road across the flat Howe of Fife to cross the River Eden and enter Dunshalt where the road turned sharply left. A winding mile or so took the road to the A91 on the edge of Auchtermuchty.
The flat Howe ends at Auchtermuchty and the A983 climbed out of town into the Ochil Hills. The road wound through the valleys and passes, meeting no settlements of any size. Presently the road went under a railway line to end on the A913 at Den of Lindores, to the east of Newburgh.
The A983 came into being in the early 1930s when the majority of the B936 was upgraded to Class I status. The road survived until at least the 1970s but has since been downgraded to Class II status once more, possibly connected to the opening of the M90. Unusually, the road has got its original number back and so is numbered B936 once more.