|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Meets:||B996, A922, A977, A91|
|Route outline (key)|
The B918 is a short B-road in Kinross-shire.
It starts at a mini-roundabout on the B996 (former A90) Kinross High Street and heads west along Station Road through town, soon running into the A922 where that road has to TOTSO. This is the start of a multiplex which passes through M90 J6 and then along the A977.
The B918 reappears over half a mile to the west by turning north off the A977 at Turfhills. After bending to the left the road is dead-straight for a short distance before bending to the left then sharply right at Burnbrae. It ends shortly afterwards at a T-junction on the A91 at Mawhill.
The original route of the B918 only consisted of the Turfhills to Mawhill section of the current route, connecting the then-B910 to the A91. Even when the B910 was upgraded to the A977, the route remained the same. However, during the war and for several years after, the bulk of the route was closed off to make way for the construction of an airfield. The c.1960 OS one inch sheet shows just a tiny stub of the route remaining as a B road, running south from the A91 to the first junction at Burnbrae.
Some time later, the road was reinstated across the airfield, now a poultry farm although the runways are still obvious, and since then the route has been extended, after a multiplex along the A977, into Kinross along the former line of that road.