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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Bannockburn (NS817901)
To:  Airth (NS894880)
Distance:  6.7 miles (10.8 km)
Meets:  A91, A905
Highway Authorities

Falkirk • Stirling

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B9124 Bannockburn - Airth

The B9124 is a link road in east Stirlingshire. The road takes a somewhat zigzagging route, starting on the edge of Stirling and crossing relatively flat land to reach Airth on the banks of the Forth.


Near Cowie

It starts at the Greenyards Roundabout on the A91 on the eastern side of Bannockburn and heads east to Cowie, first on Cowie Road, then Bannockburn Road. This section of the route is a fairly ordinary, and at times narrow S2, crossing the railway as it leads into the village. There are a couple of unsigned mini roundabouts to negotiate, and it is intuition that keeps visitors on the B9124! At the second one if forks right onto Main Street, and as the route runs through Cowie, it turns back to the southwest, past the shops. After crossing another unsigned mini roundabout, the houses come to an end and the large Norbord factory is passed on the southern edge of the village. At this point, the road suddenly improves, with a good wide alignment as it re-crosses the Edinburgh-Stirling railway line and nearly reaches the A9.

However, just a couple of hundred metres from the main road, the B9124 meets another road at a T-junction near Plean. Curiously, the B9124 TOTSOs left here, the short road to the A9 being unclassified, and traffic for the factory forced to make the turn. What is more, not far beyond the junction, the B road reverts to a narrow S2. This is Gallamuir Road, heading east again and crossing the railway for a third time. The rest of its route is through open countryside, although the high hedges on either side of the road obscure much of this. There are scattered houses and farms in the landscape, although few sit on the roadside as it wiggles and winds eastwards, mostly without a centre line.

After a couple of miles, the road crosses the course of the old Larbert-Alloa railway, long closed, before reaching a crossroads. Here, the final indignation for this B road is that it is forced to give way to an unclassified route which is busier, wider and faster than itself. There is even a centre line! This route runs south to to Stenhousemuir and north to South Alloa. Continuing east, the B9124 crosses the little Pow Burn, and winds around some sharper bends before it terminates on the A905 just north of Airth. Just before the main road, a driveway on the left leads into Drummore Park, and the famous Pineapple.


The B9122 is not listed in the 1922 Road Lists, but it was subsequently routed along pre-existing roads and it is shown on approximately its current route on the 1932 Ten Mile OS map.

Originally the route started on the A9 in Bannockburn but it was cut back to the A91 when the new road was built in the 1980s. Cowie Road still exists on both sides of the bypass, although the full length of the old road is not easy to determine, with houses built over the old alignment immediately to the west of the bypass.

The southern half of the section from Cowie towards Plean formerly took a more easterly line, turning left then right to head down Station Road; it appears the road crossed the railway on a now-demolished bridge at Plean Junction, east of the current crossing, and took a left turn onto the Plean-Airth road at a slightly later point. The old alignment is still shown on the OS 7th series map from 1971. The new alignment probably dates from the development of the factory and uses a new bridge over the Edinburgh-Stirling mainline.

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