B892

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B892
20180523-1548 - B892 Benbecula 57.4801744N 7.332374W.jpg
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From: Uachdar (NF809557)
To: Creagorry (Creag Ghoraidh) (NF796489)
Via: Balivanich (Baile a' Mhanaich)
Length: 8.4 miles (13.5 km)
Meets:  A865, A865
Highway Authorities

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Traditional Counties

Inverness-shire

Route outline (key)
B892 Uachdar - Creagorry
This article is about the current B892 on Benbecula.
For the former B892 on North Uist, see B892 (North Uist)
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Route

While the A865 crosses Benbecula North-South, passing a smattering of houses as it goes, it is the B892 which actually serves the residents.

Starting a mile after the A865 has crossed the North Ford Causeway from North Uist (Uibhist a Tuath), the B892 continues west while the main road turns southwards. To start with, we pass just a few scattered cottages as we pass through the townships of Uachdar and Dunganvich (Dùn Gainmhich), but then the airport is reached and at the far end of the site we enter Balivanich (Baile a'Mhanaich), the main town on Benbecula (Beinn na Faoghla), indeed the only settlement that can really be described as a town on the Uist chain. We pass shops, public services and housing estates, but soon the town is behind us and we are once more passing through fields on the rich Machair with scattered cottages. Balivanich is a relatively new place, having grown up since the war around the airport which is also home to military installations. Much of the housing was originally built to serve the workforce for the base, and whilst that workforce has shrunk more recently, the towns position as a core service centre for the Uists is now firmly established.

Heading south

Beyond Balivanich, the road heads south, sticking close to the coast, which is great on a sunny day, but can be a little hairy when an Atlantic gale is whipping in. Passing through the townships of Aird, Nunton (Baile nan Cailleach) and Borve (Borgh), the road then turns, to maintain a respectful distance from the islands southern coast, through the township of Liniclate (Lionacleit) past the High School and Dark Island Hotel. After taking the long and it has to be said more scenic route around Benbecula, the B892 rejoins the A865 at Creagorry (Creag Ghoraidh), just a mile from the South Ford Causeway to South Uist (Uibhist a Deas).

History

As shown in the 1922 Road Lists, Benbecula didn't have any classified roads in 1922. However, this situation was soon rectified with the A865 number being allocated to the Uist spine road sometime before 1925. The B road numbers from North Uist that were displaced by this new route were quickly reallocated to Benbecula. Whilst the road has been widened and realigned a little, the overall route remains almost unchanged since the 1920s.



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20180523-1548 - B892 Benbecula 57.4801744N 7.332374W.jpg20180523-1603 - C85 Signpost, Benbecula 57.4712718N 7.3616605W.jpg20180523-1620 - B892 Benbecula 57.4286228N 7.3786652W.jpgPassing place (C) Lis Burke - Geograph - 2130026.jpgThe B892, South of Benbecula Airport - Geograph - 1382644.jpg
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