|From:||Station Road (NJ485684)|
|Distance:||0.3 miles (0.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9021 is a short unsigned link into the small village of Portknockie on the Moray Coast. It starts inconspicuously towards the western end of the village and runs down to the top of the harbour road, where it terminates just as quietly. Indeed, when approaching the village from the west you need to double back as the A942 Station Road turns into Church Street, and then do a full U-turn around the end of a terrace into Cliff Terrace to follow the B9021.
The original line of the A942 (formerly B9019) through Portknockie actually took a longer route around town, running along Harbour Road and Commercial Road. As such the B9021 was at one time considerably shorter, only consisting of the few yards between Commercial Road and the end of the public road at Portknockie Harbour. Certainly the only reason for this route's existence appears to be to serve the small harbour, which lies at the base of some steep cliffs. The road actually down to the harbour has never been classified.