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B915

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B915
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From:  Bowershall (NT091913)
To:  Greenknowes (NT106932)
Distance:  1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Meets:  A823, B914
Highway Authorities

Fife

Traditional Counties

Fife

Route outline (key)
B915 Bowershall - Greenknowes


The B915 is a short link road in west Fife which helps connect northern Dunfermline to the M90 to the north.

Route

Near the western end of the B915

Beginning at a T-junction with the A823, the B915 immediately passes between the abutments of a now-demolished railway bridge and runs east along a short straight before turning sharply to the north near Bowershall and crossing over Meldrum's Mill Burn. A windy section past a fishery and most of the few houses that lie along the road is followed by another straight, climbing between trees and fields. The trees peel back suddenly to reveal a large shed and shortly after the entrance to the M90 Commerce Park at Lathalmond is passed near the summit of Gaskie Hill. A slight dip leads to another meandering section which climbs a little to join the B914 at a Y-junction. The B914 performs a TOTSO here, and it can be difficult for traffic to turn right to stay on the B914 at peak times.

Interestingly, a notification of road closures issued by Fife Council in 2008 refers to the B915 as 'German Road', a name which does not appear on the OS maps, or any other map for that matter, and apart from Fife Council's reference, no other mention comes up from a web search. The road is clearly shown on early OS maps from the 1850s, so it is unlikely to have a reference to Prisoners of War either.

History

The B915 is an odd bit of road. When first designated, it did nothing more than form one side of a triangle with the B914 and A823 as the other sides. When the Royal Naval Stores Depot was built at Lathalmond in 1943 then the B915 finally gained a sense of purpose, and would have been a busy route serving the site. Later, with the construction of the M90, the B915 provided a shortcut between the new motorway to the north and Dunfermline, avoiding the long run through town. The Navy depot was subsequently closed in 1993 and, now known as the M90 Commerce Park, is home to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, alongside some light industry.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Lochhead - Gask





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