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Zone 8 changes 1922-1935

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A look at the early changes made to road numbers in Zone 8, from classification in the 1922 Road Lists through to the renumberings of 1935. Details of subsequent changes are included where known.

A8, A80 - A89

With the exception of the A89 these numbers were allocated in 1922, although the A88 has since been re-allocated.

Number Route Date Changes made Date Reallocated route
A8 Edinburgh - Gourock Some of the original sections now A89
A80 Glasgow - Stirling
A81 Glasgow - Callander
A82 Glasgow - Inverness 1935 Rerouted onto new Great Western Road, former A876.
A83 Tarbet - Campbeltown - Stewarton
A84 Stirling - Lochearnhead
A85 Oban - Dundee
A86 Spean Bridge - Newtonmore Extended to Kingussie when A9 diverted
A87 Invergarry - Kyle of Lochalsh 1995 Extended across Skye to Uig when Skye Bridge opened.
A88 Inverness - Scrabster 1935 Became part of extended A9 A88 Larbert - Stenhousemuir
A89 Not Used Glasgow - Newbridge, partially along former A8

A800 - A859

The initial batch of numbers to be allocated in Zone 8.

Number Route Date Changes made Date Reallocated route
A800 Bathgate-A706
A801 A706-Laurieston B805
A802 Glasgow (Old Edinburgh Road, Duke St, George St)
A803 Glasgow-Falkirk
A804 Glasgow (Sauciehall St, Parliamentary Rd)
A805 Glasgow (Buchannan St) 1935 Became part of A82
A806 Scotstoun-Canniesburn ? Now unclassified
A807 Milngavie-Kirkintilloch
A808 Link at Bearsden
A809 Canniesburn-Bearsden-Drymen A739
A810 Old Kilpatrick-Bearsden
A811 Milton-Bonhill-Stirling 1935 curtailed at Dumbarton with re-routing of A82 1970s Swapped numbers with A813 at Alexandria
A812 Alexandria-Bonhill 1935 original route became A82, moved to Dumbarton - Alexandria 1970s Curtailed by opening of Alexandria Bypass, northern section now B857
A813 Link at Balloch 1970s Swapped numbers with A811
A814 Dumbarton-Helensburgh-Arrochar 1935 Extended along former A82 to Glasgow
A815 Cairndow-Dunoon-Toward
A816 Lochgilphead-Oban
A817 Link at Lochgilphead Now A816 1980s A817 Reallocated to new 'Military Road' to Garelochhead
A818 Branch to Campbeltown Pier 7/1/2005 A818 Reallocated to former B831 / B832 into Helensburgh
A819 Inveraray-Dalmally
A820 Dunblane-Doune
A821 Callander-The Trossachs
A822 Greenloaning-Dunkeld
A823 North Queensferry-Bridgehill
A824 Muirtown-Auchterarder
A825 Link at Crieff Now unclassified
A826 Amulree-Aberfeldy
A827 Junc with A85-Ballinluig
A828 Connel-Ballachulish
A829 Carnach-Kinlochleven 1929 / 1935 initially extended to North Ballachulish, then re-numbered as A82. Now B863
A830 Fort William-Mallaig Some original sections now B8008
A831 Milton-Beauly
A832 Muir of Ord-Poolewe pre-1932 / 1935 Extended north to Braemore along former B859, then eastwards along former A833 to Cromarty
A833 Muir of Ord-Cromarty 1935 Became part of extended A832 after 1936 Number reallocated to former B854 Drumnadrochit to Beauly
A834 Contin-Dingwall
A835 Gorstan-Ullapool pre-1932 Extended north along former B860 (Ullapool - Ledmore)
A836 Bonar Bridge-Tongue pre-1932 / 1935 Extended north/east along former B870 to Thurso and south along former B864 to Alness. Then extended further east from Thurso to John O Groats along former A882.
A837 Invershin-Lochinver
A838 Lairg-Laxford Bridge pre-1932 Extended north-east along former B870 to A836 at Tongue.
A839 The Mound-Lairg Extended south west along former B869
A840 Branch at Thurso post war Now part of B874
A841 Corrie-Brodick-Dippin pre-1932 Extended to form Arran 'ring road'
A842 Brodick-Blackwater Foot pre-1932 Became B880
A843 Blackwater Foot-Dippin pre-1932 Became part of extended A841
A844 Rothesay-Craigmore-Kilchattan pre-1932 Extened to form Bute 'ring road'
A845 Rothesay-Meikle Grenach-Kilchattan pre-1932 Curtailed by extension of A844, then later renumbered as B881 extension
A846 Port Askaig-Ardbeg
A847 Bridgend-Portnahaven
A848 Tobermory-Salen Pier pre-1932 Extended along B882 to Calgary Returned to original route with extension of B8073
A849 Salen-Iona Ferry Swapped routes with B8035 to take southern route around Mull
A850 Kyleakin-Dunvegan 1995 Became A87 to Portree, with opening of Skye Bridge
A851 Broadford-Ardvasar Pier
A852 Branch to Ornsay Pier Now unclassified
A853 Branch at Ardvasar Now Unclassified
A854 Branch to Broadford Pier Now unclassified
A855 Branch to Portree Pier pre-1932 Extended along former B887 and unclassified route to Uig
A856 Borve-Uig 1995 Became part of extended A87 with opening of Skye Bridge
A857 Stornaway-Barvas pre-1932 Extended to Lionel along former B896
A858 Stonoway-Callnish post-1932 Extended to Barvas along former B896, previously A859
A859 Callanish-Barvas pre-1932 Renumbered as B896, with A859 reallocated to former B897 Stornoway to Rodel Route.
A860-899 Not used

A860 - A899

These numbers were not originally allocated in 1922, but possibly apart from the A898 and A899, they were all used by 1935.

Number Date Route Date Changes Made / Reallocated route
A860 c1925 Great Cumbrae 'ring road'
A861 c1925 Drimsallie - Salen along former B849 and B850 c1967 Extended along remainder of former B850 and new road to Lochailort
A862 c1925 Inverness to Fort Augustus along former B851 Renumbered as B862, with A862 number reallocated to former A9 from Inverness to Dingwall with opening of Kessock Bridge.
A863 c1925 Sligachan to Dunvegan along former B883
A864 c1925 Link to east of Dunvegan Now unclassified
A865 c1925 Lochmaddy - Daliburgh, along former B891, B893, unclassified across Benbecula, B888 post war Extended to Lochboisdale along former B889
A866 c1925 Stornoway - Portnaguran
A867 c1925 Lochmaddy - Clachan along former B892
A868 c1925 Tarbert (Harris) Pier road along former B898
A869 c1925 Scalasaig - Garvard, Colonsay Now B8085
A870 c1925 Scalasaig - Kiloran, Colonsay Now B8086
A871 c1925 Scalasaig - Kiloran, Colonsay Now B8087
A872 c1926 Spur at Corran Ferry, now A861 1970s A872 now Former A80 from Dennyloanhead - Stirling
A873 c1926 Nyadd - Blairhoyle along former B825
A874 c1926 Jamestown - Balloch post war now unclassified
A875 c1926 Baptiston - Kepculloch, previously unclassified?
A876 1927 Great Western Road, Glasgow, previously B810 1935 Original route became re-routed A82. A876 Number much later reallocated to Kincardine Bridge area.
A877 1927 Renfrew High Street
A878 1927 Link between A876 (now A82) and A82 (now A814) at Old Kilpatrick
A879 c1927 Glasgow - Bardowie, along former B812
A880 pre-1932 Ardbeg - Ardentinny along former B834 Curtailed to Blairmore
A881 pre-1932 Broadford - Elgol, Skye 1995 renumbered as B8083 when Skye Bridge opened.
A882 pre-1932 Wick - Thurso along former B875 and B876. 1935 Transferred to former A88 route between Wick and Thurso, later curtailed by further re-routing of A9 to Scrabster
A883 pre-1932 Camelon - Denny
A884 pre-1932 Carnoch - Lochaline along former B849 Later extended on Mull via Lochaline to Fishnish Ferry
A885 pre-1932 Dunoon Road along former B835
A886 pre-1932 Strachur - Tighnabruaich via former B836 and B837 Swapped with B8000 and extende onto Bute via Kyles of Bute Ferry
A887 pre-1932 Invermoriston - Cluanie via former B852 1957 Curtailed to Bunloyne with rerouting of A87
A888 pre-1932 Isle of Barra 'ring road'
A889 pre-1932 Dalwhinnie - Laggan via former B848
A890 pre-1932 Lochalsh - Achnasheen via former B855 1960s rerouted along new road, bypassing Strome Ferry
A891 pre-1932 Antermony - Strathblane along former B821
A892 pre-1932 Link at Callander along former B828
A893 pre-1932 Ullapool pier road, presumably took over from A835 when that route extended northwards
A894 pre-1932 Skiag Bridge - Laxford Bridge along formerly unclassified route
A895 pre-1932 Latheron to Georgemass along former B873 1990s Became re-routed A9 to Scrabster
A896 c1932 Wick Pier Road 1935 / 1960s Renumbered as part of A882. A896 Number later reallocated to former B857 and B858 route in Wester Ross.
A897 post-1932 Helmsdale - Melvich along former B872
A898 / A899 No 1930s allocation known as yet.

B800 - B899

With the exception of the B899 these numbers were allocated in 1922, although many have since been re-allocated!

Number Route Date Changes made Date Reallocated route
B800 Haugh - Kirkliston - Queensferry Has been A8000
B801 Clarkston - Rawyards - Coatdyke
B802 Airdrie - Condorrat- Kilsyth
B803 Coatbridge - Slamannan - Falkirk
B804 Coatbridge - Clenboi - Johnston Lock
B805 Bargeddie - Swinton - Shattleston
B806 Gartcosh - Junction with A80 near Provanmill
B807 Glasgow (Cumbernauld Road (part) )
B808 Glasgow (St Rollox) - Millerston Now unclassified B808 Springburn to Partick
B809 Glasgow (Glassford Street, St Vincent Place) Now unclassified
B810 Glasgow - Anniesland (New City Road (part), Great Western Road) C1927 Road became A876 with completion of Great Western Road; Now part of the A82 Unknown B810 Polmont - Shieldhill
B811 Glasgow (New City Road (part)) Most of road bulldozed to make way for M8
B812 Glasgow - Bardowie
B813 Glasgow (Crow Road) 1960s Now partly part of the A739 following opening of Clyde Tunnel
B814 Clydebank - Faifley Northern end, if not whole route, now A8014
B815 Bishopton - Old Kilpatrick
B816 Castlecary - Bonnybridge
B817 Bonnybridge - Larbert pre-1932 Became extended B905 pre-1932 B817 Alness and Invergordon road, later swapped with A9.
B818 Falkirk - Denny - Fintry - Balfron - Drymen
B819 Cadder - Lenzie
B820 Loop at Kirkintilloch Now unclassified
B821 Junction with A803 near Antermony Loch - Lennoxtown - Strathblane pre-1932 Now mostly A891 Short section at Strathblane survives
B822 Torrance - Lennoxtown - Kippen - Thornhill - Callander
B823 Stirling - Bridge-of-Allan
B824 Keir - Doune
B825 Port of Menteith - Thornhill - Blair Drummond c1927 Now A873 pre 1932 B825 Linlithgow - Caldercruix
B826 Doune - Thornhill
B827 Braco - Comrie
B828 Callander - Dunmore Fort pre-1932 Later A892, now unclassified. pre-1932 B828 Rest and be Thankful towards Lochgoilhead
B829 Aberfoyle - Stronachlachar
B830 Dumbarton - Aitken Barr
B831 Arden - Cross Keys 7/1/2005 Became A818
B832 Helensburgh - Luss 7/1/2005 Mostly became A818
B833 Garelochhead - Kilcreggan - Coulport Ferry
B834 Ardentinny Ferry - Strone - Rashfield pre-1932 Now part of A880 pre-1932 B834 Croftamie - Killearn
B835 Dunoon - Sandbank pre-1932 Now part of A885 pre-1932 B835 Buchlyvie - Gartachoil
B836 Dalinlogart - Glendaruel- Leanach 1960s Cut short when A886 re routed to Colintraive
B837 Strachur - Kilfinan - Tighnabruaich pre-1932 Became A886, now B8000 pre-1932 B837 Balmaha to Drymen
B838 Link at Arrochar
B839 Junction with A815 Lochgoilhead Pier
B840 Cladich - Kilmartin
B841 Cairnbaan - Loch Crinan
B842 Campbeltown (Stewarton) - Southend
B843 Campbeltown (Stewarton) - Machrihanish
B844 Kilninver - Ellanbeich
B845 Portsonacah - Taynuilt post-1934 Extended north to Barcaldine on A828 via Bonawe Ferry.
B846 Aberfeldy - Kinloch Rannoch - Rannoch Station 1935 Plans to re-route along B8019 not carried out
B847 Kinloch Rannoch - Struan 1935 Plans to re-route south to Aberfeldy along B846 no carried out
B848 Dalwhinnie - Laggan pre-1932 Now A889 pre-1932 B848 former route of A82 in Fort Augustus. May not have survived after 1935
B849 Drimsallie - Corran - Lochaline c1925 / pre-1932 This route became A861 from Drimsallie to Carnoch near Strontian and later the A884 from Carnoch to Lochaline. pre-1932 B849 extended west of Lochaline to Drimnin
B850 Carnoch - Acharcle (Shiel Pier) c1925 / 1960s Became part of A861 as far as Salen, but B850 extended to Kinlochmoidart until new A861 built to Lochailort
B851 Fort Augustus - White Bridge - Torness - Inverness c1925 Became A862 pre-1932 B851 Errogie to Culloden
B852 Invermoriston - Cluanie Bridge Inn pre-1932 Became A887 (now partly A87) pre-1932 B852 Dores to Whitebridge along Loch Ness
B853 Inverness - Culcabock
B854 Milton - Glen Convinth - Beauly After 1936 Became A833
B855 Kirkton - Lochcarron - Achnasheen pre-1932 Became A890, using Strome Ferry pre-1932 B855 Dunnet Head Road
B856 Branch to Strathcarron Station 1960s Became part of A890 when new road long Loch Carron opened
B857 Lochcarron - Shieldaig 1960s Became A896 when new Sheildaig - Torridon road opened 1970s B857 Renton to Balloch along former A82
B858 Kinlochewe - Torridon 1960s Became A896 when new Shieldaig - Torridon road opened B858 Drymen link on former A811 route
B859 Junction with A835 near Braemore - Gruinard - Aulthea - Poolewe pre-1932 Now part of an extended A832 B859 Dingwall road, now also defunct
B860 Ullapool - Ledmore pre-1932 Now part of extended A835 B860 Paisley Road - Shieldhall in Glasgow, now also defunct
B861 Inverness - Munlochy
B862 Tore - Cononbridge 1935 Became B9162 now mainly A9 since Kessock Bridge opened B862 new number for old A862, formerly B851!
B863 Cononbridge - Cromarty 1935 Became B9163 1975 B863] Loch Leven shore road, on former A82 after Ballachulish Bridge opened.
B864 Junction with A88 N. of Evanton - Wester Fearn pre-1932 Became extended A836; now B9176
B865 Calrossie Woods - Fearn - Portmahomack 1935 Became B9165 B865 Road in Inverness
B866 Fearn - Balintore 1935 Became B9166 B866 Springfield - Dundarrach along former A886.
B867 Evelix - Dornoch 1935 Became B9167; Now part of A949 B867 Bankfoot - Birness
B868 Dornoch - Poles 1935 Became B9168
B869 Invercassley - Lairg pre-1932 Became part of the A839 pre-1932 B869 Lochinver - Unapool
B870 Laxford Bridge - Durness - Tongue - Thurso pre-1932 Became extended A838 and A836 post-1932? B870 Glengolly - Ackergill, Caithness
B871 Kinbrace - Bettyhill
B872 Helmsdale - Kinbrace - Melvich post-1932 Became A897 1980s B872 Faslane - Garelochhead, along the ex A814
B873 Latheron - Thurso pre-1932 Became A895, now part of A9
B874 Branch to Wick Harbour 1932 Shown as Georgemass Junction - Thurso Now extends to Wick once more
B875 Reiss - John-o' Groat's pre-1932 / 1935 Mostly became A882, then last spur became part of A9; Now A99 B875 Kildavanan - Etterick Bay on former A844, previously B877
B876 Castletown - Duncansby pre 1932 Became part of A882; Now part of A836 1935 B876 Reiss - Castletown, along former A88
B877 Rothesay - Port Bannatyne - Etterick Bay pre-1932 Became part of extended A844
B878 Rothesay - Ballianlay
B879 Ballianlay - Kames Castle pre-1932 Became part of extended A844 pre-1932 B879 Carradale, Kintyre
B880 Milton - Little Kilmory - Ambrismore pre-1932 Now part of A844 pre-1932 B880 Blacwaterfoot - Brodick, Arran
B881 Kingarth - Kilchattan
B882 Tobermory - Dervaig - Calgary pre-1932 shortened to current route by extension of A848, now B8073
B883 Sligachan - Bracadale - Dunvegan c1925 Became A863 pre-1932 B883 Portree - Peinchorran
B884 Dunvegan - Loch Pooltiel
B885 Portree - Bracadale
B886 Fairy Bridge - Stein
B887 Portree - Staffin (Brogaig) pre-1932 Now part of A855 pre-1932 B887 Ardasaig - Hushinish, Harris
B888 South Ford - Pollacher c1925 Mostly became A865
B889 Dailburgh - Lochboisdale post war Became part of A865
B890 Grogarry - Loch Skiport
B891 Lochmaddy - Sollas - Tighary c1925 Became part of A865 B891 reallocated to Benbecula
B892 Lochmaddy - Carinish c1925 Now A867 and A865 B892 reallocated to Benbecula
B893 Tigharry - Clachan c1925 Now part of A865 B893 reallocated to Berneray, North Uist approach road
B894 Cringrawal - Loch Eport
B895 Stornoway - Broker
B896 Barvas - Lionel pre-1932 Became extended A857. pre-1932 Route moved south to replace original A859, but that route is now the A858!
B897 Stornoway - Balallan - Obbe - Tarbert - Rodil pre-1932 Became A859 pre-1932 B897 in Lewis' Park District
B898 Branch to Tarbert Pier c1925 Became A868 pre-1932 B898 Dunkeld - Grandtully
B899 Not Used c1925? certainly pre-1932 Isle of Cumbrae Road

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