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]

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
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.
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]
A709 Lockerbie Dumfries
A710 Dumfries Dalbeattie
A711 Dumfries Argrennan
A712 Crocketford Newton Stewart
A713 Castle Douglas Ayr
A714 Kirkinner Girvan
A715 Unused Ran from Whitecrook 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
A721 Kirkdean Broomhouse
A722 Wishaw Newmains
A723 Strathaven Holytown
A724 Rutherglen Hamilton
A725 Coatbridge East Kilbride
A726 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 A727.
A727 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 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.

A730 Burnside Gorbals Cross
A735 Kilmarnock Lugton
A736 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 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), 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 Ardeer Square Kilwinning North Ayrshire Formerly A78 through Ardeer Square.
A739 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, M898 and A898).
A741 Paisley Renfrew
A742 Unused Ran from Greenock to Ardgowan (became A78; old A78 became A770).
A743 Lanark Ravenstruther
A744 Unused Ran from Strathaven to Kirkfieldbank (now B7086).
A745 Dalbeattie Castle Douglas
A746 Glasserton Kirkinner
A747 Glasserton Glenluce
A748 Unused Ran from A75 at Dunragit to A715 (which became B7084 after its cancellation).
A749 Glasgow East Kilbride
A750 Unused Ran from Whithorn to Isle of Whithorn (now B7004).
A751 Aird Innermessan
A752 Thorniewood Muirhead
A755 Kirkcudbright Girthon
A756 Dumfries Maxwelltown
A757 Unused Ran from Genoch Mains to Lochans (now B7077).
A759 Troon Kilmarnock
A760 Largs Irvine
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
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
A779 Livingston Bathgate
A780 Dumfries Douievale
A781 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.