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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Brough Lodge (HU578927)
To:  Funzie (HU661900)
Distance:  5.9 miles (9.5 km)
Meets:  no classified roads
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Route outline (key)
B9088 Ugasta - Funzie
Western end of the B9088 at the Old Pier, Ugasta

The B9088 is unique in several respects. It is the highest-numbered classified road in the 1922 Road Lists - and interestingly, it is also the easternmost classified road in Scotland: heading due south from its eastern end reaches the Out Skerries, where there are no classified roads; the next landfall is near the Yorkshire fishing port of Staithes - and with it the A174. The B9088 is the only classified road on the island of Fetlar in north Shetland. Not only does it not connect to any other classified roads, it is even impossible to leave Fetlar without using an unclassified road to get from the B9088 to the ferry terminal.

The route starts on the island's west coast just above a disused pier, presumably the access to the island before the construction of the current ferry terminal at Hamars Ness and therefore the reason the B9088 starts here. It then heads east, little more than a track at this point, climbing steeply past the ruinous Brough Lodge (which is due to be restored) to reach a T-junction. The unclassified road to Hamars Ness comes in from the left and the B9088 TOTSOs right. This junction appears to be the only place where the B9088 number appears on signs, and it is only signed eastwards for Funzie. Logic would suggest that the road to Hamars Ness should now be classified rather than the road to Brough Lodge - but this is not the case.

The B9088 continues east across the island, climbing gently up to around 80m on the southern flank of Hamara Field, before dropping more steeply into the small settlement of Herra. A minor road from here takes the coastal route to the next village, Houbie. The B9088, however climbs again, passing a road leading to the airstrip which sits on the top of the hill, Turra Field. The route then drops down into the island's "capital" of Houbie and briefly runs along Fetlar's south coast at the small pier. Houbie is not a big settlement, despite being home to the island's shop, cafe, visitor centre, school and maybe half the population, so soon the road is back in open country as it crosses the headland of Aith Ness to reach the coast again at the Wick of Aith.

The route turns inland again, and climbs gently across the moorland in two longish straights. After skirting the Loch of Funzie the route continues for a short distance further to Funzie itself. The B9088 ends at the road junction in the settlement, with the unclassified roads to the left and ahead ending in farmyards, although the one ahead does at least reach the coast.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Brough Lodge - Funzie

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The old pier at Ugasta near Brough Lodge - Geograph - 534293.jpgTresta, Fetlar, from Bealans - Geograph - 1028248.jpgFetlar Interpretive Centre and Leagarth House - Geograph - 1028504.jpgFetlar Telephone Exchange - Geograph - 1028543.jpg
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