B891

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B891
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From: near Creagorry (Creag Ghoraidh) (NF798493)
To: Peters Port (Port Pheadair) (NF849457)
Length: 4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Meets:  A865, Pier
Highway Authorities

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Traditional Counties

Inverness-shire

Route outline (key)
B891 Creagorry - Peters Port


This article is about the current B891 on Benbecula.
For the former B891 on North Uist, see B891 (North Uist)
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Route

Winding westwards back to Grimsay

The B891 is a good old-fashioned road to nowhere!

The road starts to the north of Creagorry (Creag Ghoraidh) on the A865 on Benbecula, and heads east. It passes through the townships of Hacklet (Haclait) and Grimsay (Griomasaigh), with a turning to Creagastrom at the former. Then, after 4 miles of uneventful single-track road with few bends and fewer hills - although it has crossed the causeway onto Eilean na Cille - and over a mile after the last house, the road terminates at a pier - not just any old pier, mind: this one was built by the Government to help the fishing community. Unfortunately, the Government in their wisdom forgot to make sure that the pier was accessible by fishing boats, and for 20 years they also forgot to build the causeways and road to get to it. What use is a pier on a rocky islet, with no land or sea access?

Google Earth are now showing this road as unclassified, and while that would be a sensible option, it is almost certainly an error.

History

The 1922 Road Lists confirm that Benbecula didn't have any classified roads at all to begin with. However, as the A865 was created as a Lochmaddy - Daliburgh spine road within a couple of years the numbers it displaced seem to have been re-allocated to Benbecula.



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