|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||7 miles (11.3 km)|
|Meets:||A7, A6091, B6374, A68|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6360 is a semi-rural B-road in southeast Scotland.
The route starts on the A7 near Lindean, in the valley of the Ettrick Water. The original route of the A7 at this point was on the other side of the stream and so the B6360 joined it further south after it had crossed the Ettrick Bridge. When the A7 was given its current route (on an old railway alignment) the southernmost section of the B6360 was destroyed.
The B6360 leaves the A7 and bends round to the left to rejoin its original alignment. The road then follows the valley of the River Tweed (which the Ettrick Water flows into) downstream, with the A7 on the other side of the river. It goes through a couple of woods and passes Abbotsford House (home of Scott) before reaching a roundabout on the A6091 Melrose bypass.
Before the construction of the A6091 here the B6360 continued ahead through what is now the Tweedbank Industrial Estate; its line here can no longer be followed in its entirety. There is therefore a multiplex east along the A6091 to the next roundabout, where the B6360 turns left to regain its number. Before it has got used to having its own number again, however, it meets the B6374 (pre-bypass A6091) head-on and turns left in a multiplex along that road. The next road to the left is the original line of the B6360 but only briefly. The River Tweed is crossed, after which the B6360 reappears by turning right.
In fact, in 1922 the B6360 ended on the A6091 on the other side of the Tweed, although it was extended along its current route early on. The road heads east, still following the Tweed downstream but now on the other bank. It passes through Gattonside, which could be a suburb of Melrose on the other side of the river, although there is no direct road link (there is a footbridge) between the two. The valley is narrow and so the B6360 is raised up, contouring above the level of the river.
The road passes under the disused Leaderfoot railway viaduct and shortly afterwards goes under the A68, whose viaduct is far more functional. The road then TOTSOs left and heads north, climbing up to the level of the A68, ending there at a T-junction.