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From:  Carmyle, Glasgow (NS648624)
To:  Auchinairn (NS630696)
Distance:  6.3 miles (10.1 km)
Meets:  A763, A74, A89, A8, M8, B806, A80,M80, B812
Former Number(s):  B806
Highway Authorities

East Dunbartonshire • Glasgow

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B765 Carmyle - Shettleston
(A89) Shettleston
B765 Shettleston - Auchinairn
This article is about the current B765 to the east of Glasgow city centre.
For the original B765 to the south, see B765 (Rutherglen)

The B765 is a secondary road to the east of Glasgow, which follows a zig-zag route, particularly towards its northern end.



The route starts just to the north of J3 on the M74, at traffic lights on the A74, opposite the A763. It heads north along the largely residential Carmyle Avenue, passing some large old houses, modern flats and a sprinkling of commercial premises. It's not long before a double mini-roundabout is reached and the route zigzags left then right across the unclassified Hamilton Road, which used to be the A721. The route continues north on Killin Street, passing the Sandyhills Golf Course and a variety of housing. After a couple of sweeping bends it straightens up as it climbs into Shettleston. The A89, Shettleston Road is met at traffic lights, where the obvious route is ahead past the station along Hallhill Road but this is unclassified. Instead, the B765 multiplexes east along the A89 to the next set of lights where it regains its number and its northerly course along Gartocher Road. After passing a school and some houses, the route narrows as it squeezes between stone walls with overhanging trees. There are two low bridges over the road here, although only the second of them still carries a railway line.

The route then climbs gently up to meet Hallhill Road at another double mini-roundabout, where it zigzags right then left onto Springboig Road. The route is now passing through typical Glaswegian suburbia, with a mix of older stone houses, twentieth century council houses and flats and modern infill. After a crossroads, the housing steps back behind wide grass strips and service roads for the final run up to the A8, Edinburgh Road. The B765 has to negotiate another right-left dogleg here, via a very short multiplex between two sets of lights. The route now follows Stepps Road north, passing a large industrial estate on the right , with spacious residential areas set in parkland to the left. As it heads away from the A8, the route is initially S2+1 with two northbound lanes, but it soon becomes dual-carriageway at the next set of lights. A little further on, the M8 is crossed at J11, which has two sets of traffic lights either side of the bridge for westbound and eastbound slip roads respectively.

Two more sets of lights are reached in quick succession, at the first the B806 turns off to the right and then the B765 TOTSOs left onto Gartloch Road at the following set. The unclassified road ahead remains D2 for a short distance, but Gartloch Road is S2 once more. After a brief residential section the road runs through trees as it skirts a golf course and so appears semi-rural. It then comes alongside the M8 again, and westbound traffic has to give way to the eastbound onslip for J12. A long section of S2+1 then runs alongside the motorway and leads up to traffic lights on the A80. Ahead is the motorway eastbound offslip (the westbound slip roads are across the motorway to the left). The B765 has to negotiate another right-left dogleg, with a brief multiplex along the A80 between lights. Still heading west, the route follows Provanmill Road between Riddrie Park Cemetery on the right and housing on the left.

Royston Road

The route then becomes a little harder to follow as it doubles back on itself through the residential roads of Provanmill. The natural route for traffic is to continue along Provanmill Road to a signalised T junction with Royston Road and then turn right. However, some maps suggest that the route actually has two TOTSOs and follows Langdale Street, which provides a slight shortcut. Both junctions with Royston Road are signalised, and Royston Road itself is a wide S4 with service roads serving the houses on either side. A roundabout is soon reached where the B765 turns left onto Robroyston. Now heading north again, the route cuts through wooded parkland, crossing over a railway line and the M80 in quick succession then bears round to the right. A new business park is being developed off to the right, accessed from a roundabout, beyond which the road becomes D2.

The next roundabout is much bigger, serving a retail park and housing estate in addition to three dual carriageways. The mainline of the B765 continues north on Robroyston Road, but the route that heads east away from the junction may be a spur of the route. It connects to the M80 at J2, and signage and mapping is inconclusive as to whether it has been included as a spur of the B765 or not. It was certainly unclassified when the junction first opened. Continuing north find a similar problem at the next roundabout. The dualled section ends here, and the route used to bear left onto Standburn Road, ultimately connecting to the B812, Auchinairn Road. However, it appears that the route has been re-routed in recent years, and now continues ahead on the tree lined Robroyston Road, passing between modern housing estates which are accessed from an intermediate roundabout, to terminate at Auchinairn Roundabout on the B812.


The B765 came into existence in the later 1970s or 1980s when there was a wide review of classified routes in eastern Glasgow. Prior to this, the southern section had been unclassified, but to the north of the A89, the B7053 followed the current route of the B765 across the A8 and on to meet the B806. Here the two routes briefly multiplexed north along the dualled section, with the B7053 continuing north to meet the A80, while the B806 continued westwards to also meet the A80. It was the latter route that the B765 was subsequently given. The remainder of the route, zig-zagging north to meet the B812 was also originally unclassified.

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Killin Street (B765), Shettleston (C) Christine Johnstone - Geograph - 3224985.jpgChurch on Royston Road (C) Stephen Sweeney - Geograph - 1262119.jpgHouses on Springboig Road - Geograph - 1264216.jpg
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