|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Paisley Road, Glasgow (NS573646)|
|Distance:||3.7 miles (6 km)|
|Met:||A8, B768, A8|
|Now part of:||unclassified|
|Route outline (key)|
The B860 in Glasgow is shown on 7th-series OS maps from the 1950s and early 1:50,000 maps from the later 1970s, following the original route of the A8 after that road was diverted along Shieldhall Road. However, it seems likely that with the opening of the M8 just a year or two later, and the subsequent decline of the Clyde's shipbuilding industry, the importance of this route declined rapidly.
The B860 started on the A8, Paisley Road as Govan Road, curving towards the bank of the Clyde. This is now the approach to the Clyde Arc, a potent symbol of the regeneration that has affected this area in recent years. Govan Road, and the B860, had to turn south to navigate round the Prince's Dock (now partly Festival Park), before returning to the river. It then passed the Govan Ferry and the B768 which crossed the Renfrew-Yoker Ferry. For the last section it became Renfrew Road, turning sharply to avoid the King George V Dock, and so rejoin the A8 at Shieldhall, just south of the new Braehead developments.