|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.1 miles (3.4 km)|
|Meets:||A968, B9086, unclassified|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9087 is Britain's northernmost classified road, although only by a whisker over its neighbour the B9086. Both roads start at the end of the A968 at Haroldswick, with the B9087 turning off to head north east. There's a TOTSO left in Haroldswick then it continues through Valsgarth and onto Kirkaton / Norwick, the most northerly 'village' on Unst, and therefore in the British Isles. The B9087 ends at the road junction at the far side of the settlement, by the no-through-road sign, with the road ahead leading to the coast. This is not the very end of the road, however, as turning left at the previous junction allow traffic to continue for another couple of miles to Skaw, which really is the end of the world.
The original route of the B9087, as classified in 1922, was a very short spur along Beach Road in Haroldswick, starting at the current TOTSO on the shoreline and running only as far as the now-ruined pier. The rest of what is now the B9087 was originally the B9084, which then crossed the island. It is only when most of the B9084 was renumbered as the A968 in the 1950s that the northern end became part of the B9087. However, to further muddy the waters the Ordnance Survey currently show Beach Road as a disconnected spur of the B9086.