This article is about the current B985 using Rose Street and Watson Street in Aberdeen.
For the former B985 along Skene Street and Carden Place, also in Aberdeen, see B985 (Carden Place)
The current B985 runs at right angles to its former route, following part of the original B986 route along Rose Street, Esslemont Avenue and Watson Street to the west of Aberdeen city centre. The route also includes part of Thistle Street to provide a one-way-system link to the A9013. It seems likely that the route was moved around the time that the A944 was re-routed onto the former B983 out of the city, and the B9119 extended into Aberdeen along the former A944 route.