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B roads in Zone 7 of the Great Britain numbering scheme

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The numbering zones for roads in Great Britain
The numbering zones for roads in Great Britain

B roads are numbered routes in Great Britain of lesser importance than A roads. See the article Great Britain road numbering scheme for the rationale behind the numbers allocated. (some data from

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Welcome to the United Kingdom (and a whole lot more) explained by me, C. G. P. Grey The United Kingdom, England, Great Britain? Are these three the same place? Are they different places? Do British people secretly laugh those who use the terms wrongly? Who knows the answers to these questions? I do and I'm going to tell you right now. For the lost: this is the world, this is the European continent and this is the place we have to untangle. The area shown in purple is the United Kingdom. Part of the confusion is that the United Kingdom is not a single country but is instead a country of countries. It contains inside of it four co-equal and sovereign nations The first of these is England — shown here in red. England is often confused with the United Kingdom as a whole because it's the largest and most populous of the nations and contains the de facto capital city, London. To the north is Scotland, shown in blue and to the west is wales, shown in white. And, often forgotten even by those who live in the United Kingdom, is Northern Ireland shown in orange. Each country has a local term for the population. While you can call them all 'British' it's not recommended as the four countries generally don't like each other. The Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh regard the English as slave-driving colonial masters — no matter that all three have their own devolved Parliaments and are allowed to vote on English laws despite the reverse not being true — and the English generally regard the rest as rural yokels who spend too much time with their sheep. However, as the four constituent countries don't have their own passports, they are all British Citizens, like it or not.They are British Citizens of the United Kingdom — whose full name by the way is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. So where's Great Britain hiding? Right here: the area covered in black is Great Britain. Unlike England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Great Britain is a geographical rather than a political term. Great Britain is the largest island among the British Isles. Within the United Kingdom, the term 'Great Britain' is often used to refer to England, Scotland and Wales alone with the intentional exclusion of Northern Ireland. This is mostly, but not completely true, as all three constituent countries have islands that are not part of Great Britain such as The Isle of Wight, part of England, the Welsh Isle of Anglesey and the Scottish Hebrides, The Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Islands of the Clyde. The second biggest island in the British Isles is Ireland. It is worth noting that Ireland is not a country. Like Great Britain, it is a geographical, not political, term. The Island of Ireland contain on it two countries, Northern Ireland — which we have already discussed — and the Republic of Ireland. When people say they are 'Irish' they are referring to the Republic of Ireland which is a separate country from the United Kingdom. However, both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom are members of the European Union even though England often likes to pretend that it's an Island in the mid-atlantic rather than 50km off the cost of France. But that's a story for another time. To review: The two largest islands in the British Isles are Ireland and Great Britain. Ireland has on it two countries — the republic of ireland and northern ireland, while Great Britain (mostly) contains three: England, Scotland and Wales. These last three, when combined with northern Ireland form the United Kingdom. There are still many unanswered questions. Such as, why, when you travel to Canada is there British Royalty on the money? To answer this, we need to talk about Empire. You can't have gone to school in the English-speaking world without having learned that the British Empire once spanned a 1/4th the worlds land and governed nearly a 1/4th its people. While it is easy to remember the part of the empire that broke away violently... We often forget how many nations gained independence through diplomacy, not bloodshed. These want-to-be nations struck a deal with the empire where they continued to recognize the monarchy as the head of state in exchange for a local, autonomous parliament. To understand how they are connected, we need to talk about the crown. Not the physical crown that sits behind glass in the tower of London and earns millions of tourist pounds for the UK but the crown as a complicated legal entity best thought of a a one-man corporation. Who created this corporation? God Did. According to British Tradition all power is vested in God and the monarch is crowned in a Christian ceremony. God however — not wanted to be bothered with micromanagement — conveniently delegates his power to an entity called the crown. While this used to be the physical crown in the tower of london — it evolved over time into a legal corporation sole able to be controlled only by the ruling monarch. It's a useful reminder that the United Kingdom is still technically a theocracy with the reigning monarch acting as both the head of state and the supreme governor of the official state religion: Anglicanism. Such are the oddities that arise when dealing with a 1,000 year-old Monarchy. Back to Canada and the rest. The former colonies that gained their independence through diplomacy and continue to recognize that authority of the crown are known as the Commonwealth Realm. They are, in decreasing order of population: Canada, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Jamaica, The Solomon Islands, Belize, The Bahamas, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Tuvalu. All are independent nations but still recognize the monarchy as the head of state even though it has little real power within their borders. There are three further entities that belong to the crown and these are the Crown Dependencies: he Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey. Unlike the Commonwealth Realm, they are not considered independent nations, but are granted local autonomy by the crown and British Citizenship by the United Kingdom — though the UK does reserve the right to over-rule the laws of there local assemblies. Are we all done "now"? Almost, but not quite. There are still a couple of loose threads, such as this place: The tiny city of Gibraltar on the Southern Cost of Spain famous for its rock, its monkeys and for causing diplomatic tension between the United Kingdom and Spain. Or what about the Falkland Islands? Which caused so much tension between the United Kingdom and Argentina that they went to war over them. These places belong in the last group of crown properties know as: British Overseas Territories. But their former name — crown colonies — gives away their origins. They are the last vestiges of the British Empire. Unlike the Commonwealth Realm, they have not become independent nations and continue to rely on the United Kingdom for military and (sometimes) economic assistance. Like the Crown Dependencies, everyone born in their borders is a British Citizen. The Crown colonies are, in decreasing order of population: Bermuda, Cayman Islands,Turks and Caicos Islands, Gibraltar, The British Virgin Islands, Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Anguilla, Saint Helena, Ascension Islands, Tristan da Cunha, Montserrat, British Indian Ocean Territory, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Falkland Islands, British Antarctic Territory, Pitcairn Islands. For our final Venn diagram, the United Kingdom is a country situated on the British Isles and is part of The Crown which is controlled by the monarchy. Also part of the crown and the British Isles are the crown dependencies. The independent nations of the former empire that still recognize the crown are the Commonwealth Realm and the non-independent remnants of the former empire are the British Overseas Territories. Thank you very much for watching.

Zone 7 (3 digits)

Road From To Notes
B700 Torpitchen Place at A8 Lothian Road at A700
B701 Moredun Drumbrae
B702 Straiton Loanhead
B703 Dalkeith Newtongrange
B704 Lasswade Gorebridge
B705 Auchinleck Mauchline
B706 Dunlop at A735 Beith at B7049
B707 Auchentiber at A736 Highfield, North Ayrshire at A737 Dalry Bypass
B708 Bathgate at A89 Bathville Cross, Armadale at B8084
B709 A7, Langholm A7, Heriot
B710 Bowland, northwest of Galashiels, at A7 Caddonfoot at A707 through Clovenfords
B711 A7, southwest of Hawick Tushielaw at B709
B712 Rachan Mill, southeast of Biggar, at A701 bridge over River Lyne, west of Peebles, at A72
B713 southwest of Catrine, at A76 Sorn, at B743
B714 Saltcoats Dalry Also includes old A737 road through Dalry
B715 Forth, A706 A71
B716 Unused
B717 Eastfield, west of Harthill at B7066 West Tarbrax Farm, southwest of Stane, at A71
B718 Blackridge, at A89 Harthill, at B7066
B719 bridge over Evan Water, at B7076 northwest of Moffat, at A701
B720 A7, north of Canonbie B6357, west of Canonbie Former A7 before bypass
B721 Annan Gretna
B722 Annan Langholm
B723 Annan Eskdalemuir Former A74 before bypass by motorway
B724 Howes, near Annan Collin, A75
B725 Waterbeck, at B722 Clarencefield, at B724
B726 Nithbank Hospital, Dumfries, at B725 Kingholm Quay, at unclassified road Kingholm Loaning
B727 west of Dalbeattie, at A745 Kirkcudbright, at A711
B728 unused
B729 Dumfries A76 Moniaive A702, Carsphairn A713 A702 subsumes the B729 route for two miles east of Moniaive
B730 north of Patna, at A713 Dreghorn, Irvine, at B7081
B731 west of Thornhill, at A702 south of Thornhill, at A76
B732 west of Thornhill, at A702 north of Thornhill, at A76
B733 northwest of Kirkcowan, at A75 Wigtown, at A714
B734 Girvan, at A77 Pinmore, south of Girvan, at A714 scenic route via Barr
B735 unused
B736 west of Palnackie, at A711 west of Castle Douglas, at A75
B737 Stair Drive, Stranraer, at A77 and A75 Leswalt Road, Stranraer, at A718
B738 Kirkcolm, at A718 Portpatrick, at A77 scenic route
B739 corner of Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Monkton, at A79 east of Ayr, at A719
B740 Blackburn Farm, northwest of Abington, at B7078 Sanquhar, at A76
B741 Girvan, at A77 New Cumnock, at A76 via Dalmellington
B742 between Maybole and Minishant, at A77 east of Glasgow Prestwick Airport, at A77 A77 will soon be bypassed by Maybole Bypass
B743 Ayr A70
B744 Belston (A70) Galston (A719)
B745 Drumclog, at A71 Dungavel Farm, at B743
B746 south of Loans, at A78, to Loans, at A759 Troon town centre, at A759, to northeast Troon, also at A759 road is in 2 distinct segments
B747 unused
B748 South Harbour Street, Ayr, at A719 South Harbour Street, unclassified road less than 0.5 miles long
B749 A79 Troon Harbour
B750 Dundonald town centre, at B730 east of Dundonald, at A759
B751 opposite M77 from Fenwick, at A77 northeast of Symington, at B730 via Kilmaurs
B752 east Stevenston, at A738 unclassified road Shore Road, Ardeer
B753 west Coatbridge, at A89 Coatdyke, at A89 Coatbridge southern ring road, via Whifflet
B754 Overtown A723, Motherwell
B755 west Hamilton, at A72 and A724 Fairhill, south Hamilton, at A723
B756 Uddingston, at B7071 Viewpark, at A724
B757 M80 Milton of Campsie
B758 Calderbraes, at A721 High Blantyre, at A725 East Kilbride Expressway
B759 Busby at A727 Cambuslang at A724
B760 unused
B761 College Milton, East Kilbride at A726 The Village, East Kilbride at A725
B762 Pollok at A736 Eastfield, Rutherglen at A724
B763 Crossmyloof, at B768 Haghill, at A8 via Oatlands
B764 Eaglesham, at junction where Moor Road, Montgomery Street and Polnoon Street meet East Kilbride at A726 Formerly continued down length of Moor Road to Fenwick Moor at A77.
B765 Carmyle Auchinairn
B766 Thorntonhall Roundabout, at A727 Battlefield, at B768
B767 Cathcart, Glasgow at B762 Eaglesham at B764 Northern section (Clarkston Road) was formerly part of the original A727
B768 Eastfield, Rutherglen Ibrox
B769 Stanecastle roundabout, Irvine B768 at Pollokshields via Stewarton
B770 unused
B771 Dykebar, Paisley, at A726 Barrhead, at A736
B772 unused
B773 Darnley, at A726 Barrhead, at A736
B774 Castlehead, Paisley, at A761 Barrhead, at B771
B775 northwest Paisley, at A726 Caldwell, near Lugton, at B777
B777 roundabout with A737 SW of Beith junction with B780 south of Kilbirnie by way of Glengarnock — passes Glengarnock railway station
B778 Kilwinning Fenwick
B779 Kilwinning, at A737 northern Irvine, at A737 no continuous route due to A78 Kilwinning and Irvine bypasses
B780 Stevenston Kilbirnie via Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Dalry
B781 Irvine Dalry
B782 West Kilbride town centre, at B781 Highthorn Wood, by Milstonford Farm, north of West Kilbride, at A78
B783 between West Mains, East Mains and Lymekilns in East Kilbride between East Mains, Calderwood and Nerston in East Kilbride
B784 east of Camphill Water Treatment Works, west of Kilbirnie at A760 between Glengarnock and Dalry, at B780
B785 unused
B786 Lochwinnoch, at A760 Kilmacolm, at A761
B787 west Howwood, at A737 Johnstone, at B789 has a spur to A737 at Miliken Park
B788 east Greenock, at A8 south Kilmacolm, at A761
B789 Langbank, at A8 west Paisley or Elderslie, at A761
B790 Inchinnan Industrial Estate, at A726 Bridge of Weir, at A761
B791 Renfrew Town Centre, at A8 southwest Renfrew, at A741
B792 Blackburn, A705 West Calder, A71
B793 Southwick Bus Stop, at A710 northeast of Dalbeattie, at A711
B794 Dalbeattie, at A711 and A710 Corsock, on River Urr, at A712
B795 northeast of Castle Douglas, at A75 Laurieston, Dumfries and Galloway at A762
B796 southeast of Gatehouse of Fleet, at A75 Gatehouse Station and New Rusko, unclassified road also includes spur to southwest of Gatehouse of Fleet
B797 Mennock, southeast of Sanquhar, at A76 Abington, at A702 through Leadhills and Wanlockhead
B798 Leswalt, northwest of Stranraer, at A718 next to Kirminnock Burn, at B738
B799 southeast Chapelhall, at A73 east Holytown, at A773 and A723

Zone 7 (4 digits)

Road From To Notes
B7000 St Johns Town of Dalry (A702) High Bridge of Ken (B729)
B7002 Roundabout, Bathgate (A801) Bathgate, A89
B7003 Penicuik, A701 Rosewell, A6094
B7006 Bilston, A701 B7003
B7007 B709 A7, near Middleton
B7010 Longridge, A706 Stane, B717
B7015 Fauldhouse Wilkieston, A71
B7016 Broughton, A701 Rootpark, A706
B7020 A701 East of Annan, A75
B7024 Ayr Maybole
B7026 Howgate, A6094 Auchendinny, A701
B7030 Newbridge Roundabout Wilkieston
B7031 Ayr Maybole
B7040 A702 at Elvanfoot B797 at Leadhills 5 34 miles (9.3 km) long
B7047 Cubrieshaw Street at West Kilbride Chapleton Road at West Kilbride
B7059 West Linton, A702 A72, near Peebles Links the A701 to A702 and later on the A701 to the A72.
B7061 A77 Fenwick
B7062 A72, at Peebles B709 at Traquair
B7066 Carfin Whitburn Former A8 until bypassed by M8 (see also A89 and A706)
B7068 B709 at Langholm Junction 17, A74(M) at Lockerbie
B7076 A74(M) at Gretna A702 at Elvanfoot Former A74 before bypass by motorway
B7078 Nether Abington High Merryton Former A74 before bypass by motorway
B7083 A76 Auchinleck A76 Cumnock
B7087 M77 motorway Newton Mearns B769 Newton Mearns Spur connecting B769 to M77 using Greenlaw Street. Around 500m long
B7201 A7, Canonbie A7, south of Canonbie Former A7 before bypass of Canonbie, was B720 beforehand

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