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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Kinloss (NJ064616)
To:  St Aethans (NJ123683)
Distance:  6.2 miles (10 km)
Meets:  B9011, B9013
Old route now:  B9013
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Route outline (key)
B9089 Kinloss - St Aethans
B9089 St Aethans - Burghead

The B9089 is a secondary road skirting Burghead Bay on the Moray coast.

Roseisle Maltings

The route starts at a signalised TOTSO on the B9011 on the edge of Kinloss and heads east, curving to the northeast as it passes through the village. This is the residential side of the former RAF Kinloss, now an army base, and soon the razor wire fences appear to the left, while down a side road to the right are the ruins of Kinloss Abbey. The road then passes through a block of forestry, although the fencing continues almost to the far end, half buried in gorse. The route then continues across more-or-less flat land, climbing a little to pass a golf course, but otherwise following a series of long straights across a patchwork of fields. The road then climbs over an old railway bridge, and while the trackline to the south appears completely overgrown, the rails can still be seen in the grass to the north. This was the old branch line to Burghead, retained in part to serve the Roseisle Distillery and Maltings which lie next to the bridge.

A short distance further on, the route reaches a crossroads, where it TOTSOs left. The unclassified road ahead leads directly to the B9013 and thence to Elgin, while that to the right head south to the A96. The crossroads has been substantially enlarged, with a vast area of surfacing, presumably to allow oversize military loads to travel in and out of Kinloss, and perhaps also to RAF Lossiemouth further east. The B9089 now heads north, following a long straight through Roseisle Forest, presently bearing right to end at a T-junction on the B9013, with the grassy slopes of Clarkly Hill, surmounted by tall radio masts opposite.


The route was originally unclassified but appears to have gained its number in 1924 or 25 and is depicted on the 1926 Michelin Map. From then until the 1970s the route continued into Burghead. At the time the current terminal junction was a fork, and so it continued through St Aethans, ending just before Burghead station on the B9012, which came in from the right along Fraser Road. However, during the 1950s things changed again, and the B9089 was extended to Burghead Harbour at the expense of the B9012. Within twenty years, however, another review saw the B9013 take its turn at reaching the harbour, and the B9089 was curtailed to its current length.

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Lane junction on the B9089 - Geograph - 1071309.jpgB9089 Burghead - Children slow down VAS.jpg
B9000 – B9099
B9000 • B9001 • B9002 • B9003 • B9004 • B9005 • B9006 • B9007 • B9008 • B9009 • B9010 • B9011 • B9012 • B9013 • B9014 • B9015 • B9016 • B9017 • B9018 • B9019
B9020 • B9021 • B9022 • B9023 • B9024 • B9025 • B9026 • B9027 • B9028 • B9029 • B9030 • B9031 • B9032 • B9033 • B9034 • B9035 • B9036 • B9037 • B9038 • B9039
B9040 • B9041 • B9042 • B9043 • B9044 • B9045 • B9046 • B9047 • B9048 • B9049 • B9050 • B9051 • B9052 • B9053 • B9054 • B9055 • B9056 • B9057 • B9058 • B9059
B9060 • B9061 • B9062 • B9063 • B9064 • B9065 • B9066 • B9067 • B9068 • B9069 • B9070 • B9071 • B9072 • B9073 • B9074 • B9075 • B9076 • B9077 • B9078 • B9079
B9080 • B9081 • B9082 • B9083 • B9084 • B9085 • B9086 • B9087 • B9088 • B9089 • B9090 • B9091 • B9092 • B9093 • B9094 • B9095 • B9096 • B9097 • B9098 • B9099
Earlier iterations: B9002(E) • B9002(W) • B9003 • B9005 • B9013 • B9014 • B9019 • B9038 • B9040 • B9049 • B9054
B9071 • B9076 • B9077 • B9078 • B9079 • B9080 • B9085 • B9093 • B9095 • B9098

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