|From:||Raigmore Interchange (NH685456)|
|To:||Shore Street Roundabout (NH663457)|
|Distance:||1.5 miles (2.4 km)|
|Meets:||A9, A96, B9006, B862, A82|
|Former Number(s):||A9, B9161|
|Route outline (key)|
The B865 in Inverness is a short road through the city centre, but is still dualled for over half of its length. This seems to be due to its former life as the A9, which also carried A96 traffic into the city centre.
Starting at Raigmore Interchange, where the A96 now terminates on the A9, the road heads west to a roundabout with the B9006, and then on alongside the railway line through the Millburn area of Inverness. As it turns south, it drops to S4 outside Morrisons, before narrowing again to pass under the Eastgate Shopping Centre.
We are now in the heart of the city, weaving through numerous traffic lights and turning lanes to find our way into Academy Street, outside the railway station. From here, it is a fairly straightforward run north westwards up to Shore Street Roundabout, where the route terminates on the A82.