|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||10.1 miles (16.3 km)|
|Meets:||A941, B975, B9115, A96|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9014 is a medium-length B-road in Banffshire.
The road leaves Dufftown at a TOTSO with the A941, which crosses the Dullan Water to continue up Glen Fiddich, while our route heads downstream, briefly. We then cross the Fiddich at the Bridge of Poolinch, immediately after the junction with the B975, and quickly pass under the preserved Keith & Dufftown Railway, a line which we keep in close contact with all the way to Keith.
Climbing out of Dufftown, through forestry, we re-cross the railway before a large layby on the left shows an old alignment of the route. Loch Park is down to the left, and then the road starts to descend into the small village of Drummuir. There is a brief 40 limit, but its almost a 'blink and you'll miss it' affair. The B9115 then forks right towards Huntly, while our route continues north east, over the railway once more, and the River Isla soon after.
We are now descending Strathisla, and as the river gets larger, the bridges seem to get more acute, over both river and railway. We cross each twice more, before the final descent into Keith, where the road opens out into a very broad street, terminating at an even wider junction where it meets the A96.
This route was originally part of the B9009 route from Tomintoul to Keith. However, by the mid 1930s it had been upgraded to be the A920. This route number was subsequently swapped with the original B9014 route between Dufftown and Huntly.