A roads in Zone 7 of the Great Britain numbering scheme

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The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain

List of A roads in the zone 7 in Great Britain starting north of the Solway Firth/Eden Estuary, west of the A7 and south of the A8 (roads beginning with 7). Data from Openstreetmap.

Single and double digit roads[edit]

Road From To Notes
A7 Carlisle Edinburgh 92 miles (148 km) long. One of the longest trunk routes in Scotland.
A70 Ayr Edinburgh 74 miles (119 km) long.

The 2012 Collins Big Road Atlas shows the A70 as one of the five most dangerous roads in Scotland based on serious and fatal accidents between 2007 and 2009 in proportion to traffic.[1]

A71 Irvine Edinburgh Around 70 miles (112 km) long.
A72 Hamilton Galashiels 63 miles (101 km) long.
A73 Abington Cumbernauld 37 miles (60 km) long.
A74 Viewpark Glasgow Used to continue down the modern day B7078 and B7076 all the way to Gretna. However, this task is now completed by the M74.
A75 Gretna Stranraer
A76 Dumfries Kilmarnock
A77 Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway Glasgow
A78 Greenock Monkton
A79 Ayr Glasgow Prestwick Airport 7.5 miles (12.1 km) long, making it the second shortest 2-digit A-road in the UK.

Three and four digit numbers[edit]

Road From To Notes
A700 Sciennes, Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh
A701 Dumfries Edinburgh Originally went south from Leadburn via current A703 to Peebles; road was rerouted later.
A702 St. John's Town of Dalry Edinburgh
A703 Peebles Edinburgh City Bypass junction 6, Lothianburn Runs as A701 between Bilston and Leadburn, Midlothian.

Route primarily within Scottish Borders Council district, southeastern Scotland.

A704 Miller's Moss West Calder
A705 Whitburn Livingston
A706 Lanark Bo'ness Replaced by A801 between Torphichen and Standhill. Formerly A8 between Standhill and Whitburn. The former alignment is now the B8084.
A707 Selkirk Clovenfords
A708 Moffat Selkirk The 2012 Collins Big Road Atlas shows the A708 as one of the five most dangerous roads in Scotland based on serious and fatal accidents between 2007 and 2009 in proportion to traffic.[1] Formerly continued south to Dumfries; this section became part of the A701.
A709 Lockerbie Dumfries
A710 Dumfries Dalbeattie
A711 Dumfries Argrennan
A712 Crocketford Newton Stewart
A713 Castle Douglas Ayr
A714 Kirkinner Girvan
A715 Unused Ran from Dunragit to Sandhead (now B7084).
A716 Whiteleys Drummore
A717 Stranraer Stranraer
A718 Stranraer Kirkcolm
A719 Turnberry Fenwick Passes over the Electric Brae.
A720 Musselburgh South Gyle Edinburgh City Bypass. Number formerly applied to a road from A702 north of Abington to A72 in Symington; this is now part of the A73.
A721 Kirkdean (Peeblesshire) Broomhouse Formerly continued wast concurrent with the A74 to Hamilton Road, and then followed Hamilton Road and Tollcross Road to the A89.
A722 Wishaw Newmains
A723 Strathaven Holytown
A724 Rutherglen Hamilton Number formerly applied to a road from A721 to A74 in Hamilton; this became part of the A74 (now B7071), and the number was reassigned to the old route of the A74.
A725 Coatbridge East Kilbride Also known as the “Bellshill Bypass" from Shawhead to the Raith Interchange and the "East Kilbride Expressway" from the Raith to East Kilbride.
A726 Erskine / Newton Mearns Darnley / Strathaven Re-routed via Glasgow Southern Orbital route from 2006 between East Kilbride and Newton Mearns. Other section runs via centre of Paisley. Both sections connect to the M77, but at different junctions two miles apart. Former A726 between Peel Park and Deaconsbank now renumbered A727.
A727 Philipshill, East Kilbride Darnley Number formerly (pre-1980s) applied to a road from A8 (now Trongate) in Gorbals Cross to A726 (now A727) in Clarkston; this is now Stockwell Street, A8, A730, Pollokshaws Road, Victoria Road, Queen's Drive, Langside Road, Grange Road, Battlefield Road, Holmlea Road, B762, and B767. A727 number recreated in 2006 following opening of Glasgow Southern Orbital route from Newton Mearns to East Kilbride, with new A727 taking over what would have been formerly numbered A726.
A728 Shawfield / Simshill Parkhead / Gorbals One part of the A728 forms the southern section of the Glasgow East End Regeneration Route, between Parkhead and Polmadie, roughly following the course of the abandoned Glasgow Outer Ring Road motorway proposals of the 1960s. The road was completed in 2012 as part of the Clyde Gateway project in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The other part is separate, running south from near Glasgow city centre, passing Hampden Park.

A729 Unused Proposed for Gorbals side of A728. Number formerly (pre-1980s) applied to a road on Cathcart Street from A730 to Pollokshaws Road (then part of the A727) in Glasgow.
A730 Cathkin Bypass (Whitlawburn) Gorbals Cross
A731 Unused Ran via Glasgow Road/Shawfield Road and Main Street from A730 to A749 in Rutherglen.
A732 Unused Used to be used for London Road from Bridgeton east to A721 (now Hamilton Road); this is now part of the A74.
A733 Unused Ran from A77 northeast of Fenwick to east of Ayr (now part of the A719).
A734 Unused Ran from Hurlford to Riccarton (now the A71 and B7072; at the same time, the old A71 became the B7073).
A735 Kilmarnock Lugton
A736 Braehead Irvine Formerly (from its junction with the B762) went east via what is now the B762, B769 and Pollokshaws Road to the A77. Runs from the A8 near Braehead, via Crookston, Barrhead and Shilford, into Irvine.
A737 Irvine Paisley Formerly continued from Hollywood to Milliken Park (now B787), round the south east of Johnstone (now Beith Road; unclassified), to Elderslie (now B789) and onto Paisley to Glasgow (now A761 & A8), making it the road in the UK which has changed route the most times. Even in the present day, there are 3 new bypasses being built which will change the route of this road even further.
A738 Ardrossan Kilwinning Formerly A78 through Ardeer Square. Number formerly applied to a road from Stevenson to Ardrossan; this became the B780 in 2004 and the number was reused on the current routing.
A739 Cardonald Bearsden Incorporates the Clyde Tunnel in Glasgow. Designated as a primary route only through the tunnel and its approaches. Number formerly applied to a road from A78 (now A738) Ardrossan southwest to Ardrossan Harbour; this became part of the A738 and a spur of the A738, and is now part of the B780 and a spur of the B780.
A740 Unused Ran from Glasgow Airport to Johnstone (Now A737; old A737 became B787, Beith Road, B789, A761, and A8). Original route ran from Paisley to Old Kilpatrick (became part of the A726, which the westernmost portion later became A898).
A741 Paisley Renfrew
A742 Unused Ran from Greenock to Inverkip (became A78; old A78 became A770).
A743 Lanark Ravenstruther
A744 Unused Ran from Strathaven to Kirkfieldbank (section west of Kirkmuirhill became the A726; the entire route is now the B7086).
A745 Dalbeattie Castle Douglas
A746 Glasserton Kirkinner
A747 Glasserton Glenluce
A748 Unused Ran from A75 east of Dunragit to A715 (now B7084).
A749 Glasgow East Kilbride
A750 Unused Ran from Whithorn to Isle of Whithorn (now B7004).
A751 Aird Innermessan
A752 Thorniewood Muirhead Number formerly applied to a road from A72 south of Kirkdean to Moffat (became part of the A701)
A753 Unused Ran from Carnwath to Kirkdean (now A721).
A754 Unused Ran from A8 north of Hillington south to A736 (now part of A736; the old route of the A736 east to A77, now B769, is now the B762). Original route ran from Carluke to Carstairs (now A721).
A755 Kirkcudbright Girthon
A756 Dumfries Maxwelltown Route became a spur of the A75, but reverted to its original number when the A75 was rerouted.
A757 Unused Ran from Genoch Square to Lochans (now B7077).
A758 Unused Ran from Ayr to Mauchline (now A719 and B743).
A759 Troon Kilmarnock
A760 Largs Lochwinnoch
A761 Ibrox Port Glasgow Southern end formerly at Elderslie where it met the original A737.
A762 Tongland Bridge St John's Town of Dalry
A763 Cambuslang Carmyle
A764 Unused Ran from Portpatrick to Portslogan (now B738).
A765 Unused Ran from Ballantrae to Pinwherry (now B734).
A766 Nine Mile Burn Penicuik
A767 Unused Ran from Uphall to Mid Calder (now B8046).
A768 Bilston Eskbank
A769 Unused Ran from Bogue to Balmaclellan (now B7075).
A770 Inverkip Greenock Comprising the former western end of the A8 and former northern end of the A78.
A771 Cardwell Road, Gourock Gourock Ferry Terminal Using part of a former siding from Gourock railway station.
A772 Eskbank Edinburgh
A775 Mossend Newhouse
A776 Unused Ran from East Kilbride to Burnbank; this became part of an extended A725, which was later rerouted onto the bypass.
A778 Unused Ran from A78 south via Main Street to Monkton.
A779 Livingston Bathgate
A780 Dumfries Douievale
A781 Buccleuch St, Dumfries Dockhead, Dumfries
A7002 Unused Ran from A706 and A7066 to A705 in East Whitburn (this was a renumbering of part of the B7002); now part of the A801.
A7066 Boghall Standhill Formerly part of the A8 road (see also A89 and B7066).
A7071 Bothwell Bothwell New road created 2017; numbered as a spur of the B7071.

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  1. ^ a b "Collins atlas rates five Scottish A roads 'high risk'". BBC News. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2017.