This article is about the current B995 at Newport-on-Tay, Fife. For the former B995 near Kintore in Aberdeenshire, see B995 (Aberdeenshire).
The modern B995 is the former route of the A92 into Newport-on-Tay, from where there was a ferry crossing to Dundee. Superseded in the mid 1960s by the opening of the Tay Road Bridge, the route is now a quiet road heading south out of Newport.
The start of the B995
The route starts at a fairly new mini-roundabout junction with the B946 on the shorefront in Newport-on-Tay. In ferry days, this junction had been the meeting-point of the B946, A914, and A92.
The route immediately starts climbing, briefly passing some shops and then entering a residential area, before turning sharply to the south where it meets Hillside Place. After about the same distance again, the houses are left behind and the road crosses an area of parkland, albeit penned in by stone walls and trees.
The road continues to climb, and at a brief break in the trees crosses the old railway branch line, now a nature trail around the town. The former overbridge is long gone, but the site can still be traced in the stonework of the walls, not to mention the huge embankment on either side of the road! A sweeping double bend between small fields leads us past the back entrance to Tayfield House and so to the junction with Kirk Road opposite the primary school. Kirk Road leads westwards into the top of the town, but our route continues south, with the modern A92 bypass visible just across the field to the left.
End of the road, the Forgan Roundabout
After a slight bend past the Forgan Arts Centre the end of the road becomes visible ahead. The B995 terminates at the Forgan Roundabout, from where traffic can double back along the bypass to reach the Tay Road Bridge, head south across Fife on the A92, or take the A914 to St Andrews.
As mentioned above, this route was once part of the A92. The junction at its northern end in Newport-on-Tay is where northbound A92 used to turn left to access the pier to the south, from which the ferry crossed to Dundee. Apart from a slight realignment at its meeting with the Forgan Roundabout, no significant changes seem to have been made to the route since the A92 bypass was opened.