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From:  Auchinloch (NS664700)
To:  Milton of Campsie (NS651767)
Via:  Kirkintilloch
Distance:  4.2 miles (6.8 km)
Meets:  A806, B819, B8048, A803, A891
Old route now:  A752, B819
Highway Authorities

East Dunbartonshire • North Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties

Dunbartonshire • Lanarkshire • Stirlingshire

Route outline (key)
B757 Uddingston – Millersneuk
B757 Auchinloch – Kirkintilloch
(A806) Kirkintilloch
(A803) Kirkintilloch
B757 Kirkintilloch – Milton of Campsie

The B757 is a largely urban route which passes through Kirkintilloch in Scotland's central belt. Due to changes in the past it is now entirely out-of-zone, and lies some distance to the north of the A8.


The route starts at a roundabout on the A806 just to the north of J3 of the M80 and curves round to head north past Lenzie golf course. It dips a little to cross a small burn and the climbs gently round some snaking bends into Auchinloch. Stepps Road becomes Auchinloch Road at the first junction, but most of the houses lie off to the left, meaning that the route still feels rural as it runs downhill between trees. A twisting double bend takes it through another dip, past a new housing estate and up into Lenzie, with the same golf course through the trees on the left. A mini-roundabout is then reached at the edge of town, where the B819 comes in from the left. The B757 is the dominant number in a short multiplex north along Auchinloch Road to the next mini-roundabout where the B819 heads off to the east. This short section passes between modern housing estates that back onto the road.


The B757 now runs north through Millersneuk, with a terrace of stone houses on the right, and large detached properties set up a bank on the left. A snaking climb across a steep slope sees the height difference accentuate, and some of the buildings on the right sit well below road level, including a small shopping parade accessed from a mini roundabout. The route then passes under the Glasgow to Stirling railway line, with a sharp left hand bend below a high retaining wall curving the road round to follow the line for a short distance to the front of Lenzie station. Here the route turns again and continues north through town along Kirkintilloch Road, which is predominantly lined with large detached properties. The route winds gently through the northern part of Lenzie to reach Woodhead park, where new housing has replaced an old business park opposite the park. There are a couple of signalised junctions along here, with the B757 now following Lenzie Road as it turns to bear eastwards onto Townhead and then Industry Street to reach a roundabout back on the A806, which has effectively bypassed Lenzie.

The two routes then multiplex north along the remainder of the A806, bypassing Kirkintilloch town centre and crossing the Forth and Clyde Canal en route. At the top end is a signalised T-junction where the B757, still multiplexing, turns right onto the A803. It crosses the Luggie Water and turns left at traffic lights to regain its number. The final section of the route quickly passes through a small industrial area to reach open country, which is largely flat and wooded. The River Kelvin is crossed on Goyle Bridge and then Birdston Road winds north between fields and woodland. After passing the tiny settlement of Birdston, the route runs through a more thickly wooded area to reach the edge of Milton of Campsie. The route straights up as it continues to follow Birdston Road, passing modern housing estates and blocks of older housing which face directly onto the road, or are set back behind a service road at one point.

The route then dips down to pass through a greener corridor, first crossing the old railway line which is now a cycle route, and then the Glazert Water. A short distance later, it comes to an end at a T-junction on the A891 between the shops in the centre of Milton of Campsie.


The B757 in 1932

As originally classified in 1922, the B757 started a lot further south on the A721 on the edge of Uddingston, and therefore well within Zone 7. It headed north, passing to the west of Coatbridge before going through Gartcosh and Muirhead to reach the current route of the B757 in Millersneuk, Lenzie. The remainder of the route is as now, except that the B757 originally went through the middle of Kirkintilloch. The route survived unchanged until 1968, when it is still shown reaching Uddingston on the OS One Inch sheet. However, by the 1971 edition, the southern half of the B757 (between the A721 in Uddingston and the A80 in Muirhead) had been upgraded to Class I status, becoming the A752, which it remains.

Eventually the northern section of the B757 was altered as well. The original route through Kirkintilloch town centre continued north on Townhead and Cowgate to meet the B820, the two routes multiplexing before the B757 used the narrow Ledgate to cross the A803 and so continue north to Milton of Campsie. This section had been declassified by the 1990s when the A8006 (present A806) opened to allow traffic to bypass the town centre. In 1992 the B757 was also rerouted from Millersneuk to reach the M80 at the new J3, with the old road to Muirhead becoming an extension of the B819. The subsequent opening of the A806 and M80 extensions do not seem to have affected the B757, as the old connection to the motorway at Hornshill was under motorway conditions, despite being single carriageway.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Junction with A721 near Uddingston - Bargeddie - Muirhead - Kirkintilloch - Milton

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Earlier versions: B705 • B706 • B707 • B708 • B713(E) • B713(W) • B714 • B715 • B716 • B724 • B727 • B730 • B734
B735 • B736 • B739 (S) • B739 (N) • B743 • B744 • B746 • B752 • B761 • B762 • B763 • B765 • B773 • B783 • B785 • B789 • B791 • B795
Anomalous numbers: B77

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