B936

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B936
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From:  Den of Lindores (NO252171)
To:  Freuchie (NO287066)
Via:  Auchtermuchty, Falkland
Distance:  9.1 miles (14.6 km)
Meets:  A913, A91, A912, A92
Former Number(s):  A983
Highway Authorities

Fife

Traditional Counties

Fife

Route outline (key)
B936 Den of Lindores – Falkland
(A912) Falkland
B936 Falkland – Freuchie

Route

The B936 is an L-shaped B-road in north Fife.

It starts on the A913 at Den of Lindores, to the east of Newburgh, and heads south. It goes under the Kirkcaldy to Perth railway line before detouring to the west to go round the hill ahead. The road climbs to cross a low pass before descending into Auchtermuchty. The road runs along Burnside through town to reach a crossroads on the A91.

Falkland

The road soon reenters open country only to find that the terrain is now completely flat. After several bends the road goes through Dunshalt and crosses a narrow bridge over the River Eden before running along a dead-straight road, climbing gently. Eventually the road does bend slightly to run along an avenue of trees to reach a T-junction on the A912 on the edge of the grounds of Falkland Palace.

There is then a short multiplex south along the A912 through Falkland itself as far as a mini-roundabout. The B936 regains its number here by turning eastwards. It runs close to the edge of the valley, with the Lomond Hills just to the right, although they get lower and further away as the road continues. Eventually the road reaches Freuchie. It runs along the main street through the centre of town before ending on the A92 (former B937).

History

The road north of Falkland was for some years the A983

Although the B936 currently has exactly the same route as is described in the 1922 Road Lists this does not mean it has always been this way.

By 1932 the entire of the B936 to the north of Falkland had been upgraded to Class I status, becoming the A983, thus leaving only the road from Falkland to Freuchie numbered B936.

This situation continued until at least the 1970s when the A983 was downgraded and the B936 regained its original route once more.



B936
RoadsEuroVelo 12 • NCN1
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B936, Falkland - Geograph - 1622011.jpgB936 - Geograph - 1621104.jpgB936 near Lindores.jpgCentre of Freuchie - Geograph - 1169222.jpgGlenburnie Railway Bridge in Den of Lindores - Geograph - 105552.jpg
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