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B9078 (Brae - Hillswick)

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B9078
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From:Brae (HU356681)
To:Hillswick (HU281770)
Length:11 miles (17.7 km)
Met: A970, B9079, unclassified
Traditional Counties

Zetland

Route outline (key)
B9078 Brae - Hillswick
This article is about the former B9078 from Brae to Hillswick.
For the current B9078 from Hillswick to Stenness, see B9078
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Towards Urafirth on the A970 (former B9078)

The original route of the B9078 ran towards the north of Mainland Shetland.

At a sharp bend in Brae (the present B9076 junction) the A970 ended and the B9078 took on the route ahead. It skirted the edge of Sullom Voe before heading north over Mavis Grind and on to the Sandy Lochs, where it met the B9079. Here it turned left to follow the Ura Firth to Hillswick, where it ended at a crossroads by the St Magnus Hotel on the near side of the village.

Sometime before 1932, however, the A970 was extended north from Brae to cover the entire route of the B9078, and that number was redeployed to cover its present route. Whether the two routes ever coexisted with the same number is uncertain, but seems unlikely.



B9078 (Brae - Hillswick)
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