|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||7.2 miles (11.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9076 is a link road towards the north of Shetland Mainland, serving the Sullom Voe oil terminal. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
The road starts on the A970 by the leisure centre in Brae. The island is very narrow here so although we start within sight of Busta Voe (an inlet on the west coast) the north coast at Sullom Voe is visible after a couple of hundred yards of driving through an industrial estate. We bear right to follow the coast and leave Brae past the Moorfield Hotel.
After reaching the top of another inlet, Voxta Voe, we leave the sea behind and continue ahead up a shallow valley. The road is of obviously high quality and former alignments can often be seen alongside. After reaching a summit we run alongside the runway of Scatsta Airport; the access road to the terminal is met at the far end. We now come in sight of the coast again, with the oil terminal visible across the bay. We pass a road leading to the Port of Sullom Voe then run along the water's edge to a T-junction. The Sullom Voe oil terminal is to the left but the B9076 TOTSOs right.
We leave the sea behind and follow a gently curving route over the centre of this part of the island. It's not long before we reach journey's end at a T-junction on the A968. The east coast, in the shape of Firths Voe, is just ahead.