This article is about the original B953, now part of the B952.
For the current B953 east of Perth, see B953
The number B953 was originally allocated to the road heading east out of Alyth to meet the A926, which ran to the south of the town.
In the mid-1920s the A927, which the B953 also met at its southern end, was extended north into Alyth along the B953 and so the number became redundant for use elsewhere in Perthshire.
Later still, the A927 was itself abolished and the former B953 was renumbered as a spur of the B952.