The B8081 follows the former line of the A9 through Blackford Village in southern Perthshire. The village was bypassed when the A9 was dualled between Stirling and Perth. At the western end, the road is provided with a full-access, at-grade junction, making right turns somewhat difficult, but possible. However, the eastern end of the B8081, whilst supposedly open to two-way traffic right to the end, is now an east-bound on-slip only, with no other movements provided for.
The road in between is of little interest to tourists these days, with the former retail village at Tullibardine distillery now all but closed, and whilst the village itself is home to some fine buildings and a couple of shops and hotels, there is no longer a big tourist draw. This leaves the road clear for those more interested in the route of the old A9, which after passing down the main street crosses the Highland Main Line at a level crossing and then winds out across moorland fields to the A9 once more.