B9077 road

The B9077 road is a public highway in Aberdeenshire, Scotland that connects the city of Aberdeen to the southern part of Banchory.[1] The two lane road lies entirely on the south side of the River Dee and in many places provides good views of that river. The road is also a centroid for accessing a number of historic and prehistoric features in the south Deeside[2] including Balbridie, Bucharn and Maryculter House. The highway numbering has been changed since 1985. Other historic features in the general vicinity are Crathes Castle, Milton of Crathes, Netherley House and Muchalls Castle.

Ancient history

The Neolithic timber house of Balbridie lies along the course of the road, somewhat west of Maryculter. Near this location was the intersection of the ancient Elsick Mounth, that served as a medieval drovers' road[3] and additionally the track of the march between Normandykes and Raedykes Roman Camps.

Line notes

  1. United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map. 2004
  2. Archibald Watt. 1985
  3. C. Michael Hogan. 2007


  • C. Michael Hogan. 2007. , Elsick Mounth, Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham
  • Archibald Watt. 1985. Highways and Byways around Kincardine, Stonehaven Heritage Society
  • United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map. 2004. Landranger 45, Stonehaven and Banchory, 1:50,000 scale

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