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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Lossiemouth (NJ232698)
To:  Mulben (NJ352506)
Distance:  16.2 miles (26.1 km)
Meets:  A941, A96, B9015, A95
Highway Authorities


Traditional Counties

Banffshire • Moray

Route outline (key)
B9103 Lossiemouth - Inchberry
(B9015) Inchberry - Orton
B9103 Orton - Mulben

The B9103 is a cross-country B-road in northeast Scotland. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

B9103 Bridge over Spey

The route starts on the A941 on the southern edge of Lossiemouth and leaves town along Inchbroom Road, quickly becoming wooded, although houses can be seen through the trees to the left. The route then crosses the town's former branch line, although the bridge has long gone, and continues past the cemetery. A couple of slight kinks break up the long straights, before the road goes over the Spynie Canal, built as a drainage channel in the early 1800s to reclaim low land between Elgin and Lossiemouth from Loch Spynie. A few bends further on the road goes over the River Lossie at Arthurs Bridge to enter open country. It then heads south across the flat landscape of the Moray Coastal plain and skirts the former RAF Milltown. After briefly coming alongside the River Lossie once more the route reaches a T-junction on the A96 about 2 miles east of Elgin.

There's a brief multiplex to the left, before the B9103 continues its southeasterly route, quickly going under the Aberdeen to Inverness railway line. The terrain now starts to become hillier and the road steadily climbs on a couple of straights before becoming more winding as it passes to the south of Loch na Bo. Houses are scattered along the roadside, often in little groups with wide gaps between. The road then straightens out, and follows a long straight across fields and into forestry. After dipping to cross the Red Burn, a sweeping double bend takes it across the summit at 107m, from where it descends another long straight to Inchberry. Here another windy section takes the route under a narrow bridge back under the railway line to a triangular junction on the B9015.

There's then another multiplex, this time heading south for nearly 2 miles, before the B9103 regains its identity. It turns left opposite a ruined house, and runs alongside the railway line as it drops slightly to the River Spey floodplain. Road and rail cross the river side by side at Boat O'Brig, with the road having a tight double bend on the east bank to squeeze into the narrow wooded ravine beyond. The railway uses cuttings and embankments to ease its way through, but the road has to fight the contours, climbing steeply round a series of tight bends to eventually emerge on the open hillside far above the Spey. After passing the Auchroisk Distillery the route continues to climb to a summit of around 140m, before a gentle descent around a couple more bends takes it to journey's end on the A95 at Mulben Crossroads. That route TOTSOs here, and so B9103 traffic continues ahead in the direction of Keith.

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Boat-brig1.jpgBoat-brig2.jpgArthur's Bridge - Geograph - 1085571.jpgBridge over the River Lossie - Geograph - 1076648.jpgBoatOBrig.jpg
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