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From:  Hamilton (NS722553)
To:  Tannochside (NS691614)
Distance:  4.5 miles (7.2 km)
Meets:  A724, A72, A7071, B756, A721
Former Number(s):  A74
Highway Authorities

North Lanarkshire • South Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7071 Hamilton – Tannochside

The B7071 is an urban route running north from Hamilton in North Lanarkshire.

B7071 Bothwell Bridge crossing the River Clyde

The first section of the B7071 lies within Hamilton's town centre, and forms part of the one way system. Beginning by the bus station, at the point where eastbound traffic on the A724 Brandon Road is obliged to turn left onto the B7071, the route initially heads north-eastward along Leechlee Road. This is one way, with three lanes most of the time, although the right hand lane is for right turning traffic at a succession of mostly signalised junctions. This is a typical 'back of town centre' route with a multi storey car park on the right, and then the tree lined churchyard The route then turns north-westward at more signals onto Cadzow Street, which is now only two lanes, with parking bays on the left. The route soon crosses the Cadzow Burn on the impressive Cadzow Bridge, beyond which it passes between a number of impressive buildings, including the Town House and a church, as well as a somewhat uninspiring block of flats.

Half a mile from its start-point the B7071 drops to a single lane and merges into the north-westbound A72. The two routes then multiplex along the curving Muir Street for just 150 yards to a roundabout, where the B7071 resumes as a dual carriageway. A mixture of houses and offices lie on the left of Bothwell Road, while some rather excusive car showrooms and then Hamilton College lie to the right, backing onto Hamilton Racecourse. Bothwell Road remains dead straight as it passes the racecourse entrance, woodland, parks and playing fields, modern housing developments and ultimately reaches an industrial area A gentle curve to the right sees the road narrow down to a single carriageway just before going over the A725 and then the River Clyde by means of the four-arched Bothwell Bridge. The A7071 (not signed) then heads right at a set of traffic lights to meet the A725 and a connection to the M74.

The route now follows the trees lined Hamilton Road into Bothwell, passing a mixture of mostly larger detached houses and businesses as it winds into the town centre. Bothwell's curving main street is lined with shops, and the impressive red sandstone parish church stands towards the northern end. The route soon becomes tree lined again, with more large detached houses stood behind hedges on the right, and a large golf course to the left as it runs along Bothwell Road. After passing a small retail park opposite the impressive entrance gates to the golf course, the route enters Uddingston. A similar mix of houses and businesses are passed as the route follows Main Street into the town centre. As with Bothwell, the route is frequently tree lined, and has a green feel. After passing the first few shops, the B756 is met at the signalised Uddingston Cross, with the busy shopping centre beyond. Although interspersed with modern houses and flats, the shops continue a significant distance along the main road.

After passing above Uddingston station the route becomes more suburban, and green once more, and soon Glasgow Road is winding gently between large detached properties hidden behind hedges. The northern edge of Uddingston is now marked by the M74, motorway, with the road crossing over on a skew bridge. Immediately beyond the bridge, the A721 comes in from the right at Powburn Toll, a TOTSO fork, where the A721 continues ahead along the former A74 route and the B7071 ends at this point.


The B7071 is a section of former A74 that was bypassed by the M74 in 1968. It retained the A74 number for some years but was reclassified in c1974, when the OS One Inch map for Glasgow shows it as the B7071, while the neighbouring Falkirk and Lanark sheet still shows the A74. Prior to 1935 the route had been a part of the A724.

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