|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2 miles (3.2 km)|
|Meets:||A7, B6482, A6094, A768, B6392|
|Old route now:||A768|
|Route outline (key)|
The B703 is a short out-of-zone B-road in north Midlothian.
It starts on the A7 in Newtongrange and heads north along Main Street, which is the original line of the A7. A double mini-roundabout is then met where the B703 crosses the B6482, which takes the pre-bypass A7 away to the west. The road then enters open country and descends to cross the River South Esk adjacent to the old bridge before running northwest along Newbattle Road to end at a 6-way roundabout in Eskbank. Here it meets the A6094, A768 and B6392 (former A7).
Originally the B703 started at the A7/A6094 junction in Eskbank (its current northern end) and headed west via Loanhead to end on the A701 near Bilston. It was quickly extended east to Newtongrange but the original section of road was then upgraded to Class I status, becoming the A768, which it remains.
The final change to the route of the B703 was its extension south along the pre-bypass A7 through Newtongrange.