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|Transport Scotland Roads|
|Places related to the A90|
|Aberdeen • Brechin • Dundee • Edinburgh • Forfar • Fraserburgh • Kinross • Perth • Peterhead • Rosyth|
|Places related to the A92|
|Arbroath • Cupar • Dundee • Dunfermline • Fraserburgh • Glenrothes • Kirkcaldy • Montrose|
The port of Stonehaven lies on the coast to the south of Aberdeen. It is also the old county town for Kincardineshire, following the demise of Kincardine itself several hundred years ago. Stonehaven grew up as a fishing port, but has developed into a more general port with a boatyard and associated businesses operating out of the picturesque old harbour. On the cliffs to the south of the town, the old Dunottar Castle draws many tourists to the area, with a beach and holiday park to the north of the Cowie Water.
The main road through the town was the A92, which follows the coast north from Dundee through Angus, and continued north to Aberdeen. However, when the bypass was built, the A92 was turned inland near Dunottar Castle, and now follows a new road west to the bypass. The bypass was originally built as the A94, which previously terminated on the A92 at the south end of the town, but the bypass is now part of the extended A90, which continues north past Aberdeen. The other A road in Stonehaven is the A957, which previously ended in the town centre, but now continues along the former A92-A94 route to meet the A92 near its junction with the bypass. The A957 itself has no junction with the bypass as it heads north to Banchory. The rest of the former A92 route through the town is now part of an extended B979, although its future is not clear.
Stonehaven is going to be the southern end of the Fastlink, connecting to the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road (AWPR). This brand new dual carriageway will run north from the existing B979 junction with the A90, and is anticipated to take the A90 number. Running parallel to the B road, it may see the B979 being downgraded, although the lack of junctions on the new road makes this unlikely. The existing line of the A90 is expected to regain its original number, and once more see the A92 reach Aberdeen.
|Perth, Dundee, Forfar||former A94|
|Forfar, Brechin||now A90|
|Peterculter, Airport (A96), Peterhead||Aberdeen bypass fastlink|