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).

Single and double digit roads[edit]

Roads South End North End Notes
A7 A7 road Carlisle Edinburgh 92 miles (148 km) long. One of the longest trunk routes in Scotland.
A70 A70 road 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 A71 road Irvine Edinburgh Around 70 miles (112 km) long.
A72 A72 road Hamilton Galashiels 63 miles (101 km) long.
A73 A73 road Abington Cumbernauld 37 miles (60 km) long.
A74 A74 road Viewpark Glasgow
A75 A75 road Gretna Stranraer
A76 A76 road Dumfries Kilmarnock
A77 A77 road Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway Glasgow
A78 A78 road Greenock Monkton
A79 A79 road 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]

Roads South End North End Notes
A700 A700 road Sciennes, Edinburgh New Town, Edinburgh
A701 A701 road Dumfries Edinburgh
A702 A702 road St. John's Town of Dalry Edinburgh
A703 A703 road 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 A704 road Miller's Moss West Calder
A705 A705 road Whitburn Livingston
A706 A706 road Lanark Bo'ness Replaced by A801 between Torphichen and Standhill. Formerly A8 between Standhill and Whitburn.
A707 A707 road Selkirk Clovenfords
A708 A708 road 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]
A709 A709 road Lockerbie Dumfries
A710 A710 road Dumfries Dalbeattie
A711 A711 road Dumfries Argrennan
A712 A712 road Crocketford Newton Stewart
A713 A713 road Castle Douglas Ayr
A714 A714 road Kirkinner Girvan
A715 Unused Ran from Whitecrook to Sandhead (now B7084).
A716 A716 road Whiteleys Drummore
A717 A717 road Stranraer Stranraer
A718 A718 road Stranraer Kirkcolm
A719 A719 road Turnberry Fenwick Passes over the Electric Brae.
A720 A720 road Musselburgh South Gyle Edinburgh City Bypass
A721 A721 road Kirkdean Broomhouse
A722 A722 road Wishaw Newmains
A723 A723 road Strathaven Holytown
A724 A724 road Rutherglen Hamilton
A725 A725 road Coatbridge East Kilbride
A726 A726 road Erskine Strathaven Re-routed via Glasgow Southern Orbital route from 2006 between East Kilbride and Newton Mearns. Former A726 between Peel Park and Deaconsbank now renumbered B766 and A727.
A727 A727 road Thorntonhall Deaconsbank Number formerly (pre-1980s) applied to what is now A8, A730, B766, B762, and B767 from Gorbals Cross to Clarkston. A727 number recreated in 2006 following opening of Glasgow Southern Orbital route, with new A727 taking over part of what was formerly numbered A726.
A728 A728 road 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.

A730 A730 road Burnside Gorbals Cross
A735 A735 road Kilmarnock Lugton
A736 A736 road Barrhead Irvine Formerly (from its junction with Paisley Road West) the main road between Glasgow and Irvine. Runs from the A8 near Braehead, via Crookston, Barrhead and Shilford, into Irvine.
A737 A737 road Irvine Glasgow 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 & A78).
A738 A738 road Ardeer Square Kilwinning North Ayrshire Formerly A78 through Ardeer Square. Plain A738 is because it is a huge town
A739 A739 road Cardonald Bearsden Incorporates the Clyde Tunnel in Glasgow. Designated as a primary route only through the tunnel and its approaches.
A740 Unused Ran from Glasgow Airport to Johnstone (Now A737; old A737 became B787, Beith Road, B789, A761, and A78). Original route ran from Paisley to Old Kilpatrick (Now A726).
A741 A741 road Paisley Renfrew
A742 Unused Ran from Greenock to Ardgowan (became A78; old A78 became A770).
A743 A743 road Lanark Ravenstruther
A744 Unused Ran from Strathaven to Kirkfieldbank (now B7086).
A745 A745 road Dalbeattie Castle Douglas
A746 A746 road Glasserton Kirkinner
A747 A747 road Glasserton Glenluce
A748 Unused Ran from A75 at Dunragit to A715 (which became B7084 after its cancellation).
A749 A749 road Glasgow East Kilbride
A750 Unused Ran from Whithorn to Isle of Whithorn (now B7004).
A751 A751 road Aird Innermessan
A752 A752 road Thorniewood Muirhead
A755 A755 road Kirkcudbright Girthon
A756 A756 road Dumfries Maxwelltown
A757 Unused Ran from Genoch Mains to Lochans (now B7077).
A759 A759 road Troon Kilmarnock
A760 A760 road Largs Irvine
A761 A761 road Ibrox Port Glasgow Southern end formerly at Elderslie where it met the original A737.
A762 A762 road Tongland Bridge St John's Town of Dalry
A763 A763 road Cambuslang Carmyle
A764 Unused Ran from Portpatrick to Portslogan (now B738).
A765 Unused Ran from Ballantrae to Pinwherry (now B734).
A766 A766 road Nine Mile Burn Penicuik
A768 A768 road Bilston Eskbank
A769 Unused Ran from Bogue to Balmaclellan (now B7075).
A770 A770 road Inverkip Greenock Comprising the former western end of the A8 and former northern end of the A78.
A771 A771 road Cardwell Road, Gourock Gourock Ferry Terminal Using part of a former siding from Gourock railway station.
A772 A772 road Eskbank Edinburgh
A775 A775 road Mossend Newhouse
A779 A779 road Livingston Bathgate
A780 A780 road Dumfries Douievale
A781 A781 road Buccleuch St, Dumfries Dockhead, Dumfries
A7066 Boghall Standhill Formerly part of the A8 road (see also A89 and B7066).


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