Bucksburn


Bucksburn is a suburb of the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, named after the stream that flows through it. Bucksburn was formerly a market village before being swallowed up by the spread of the city.

The old station and goods yard in 1961

Bucksburn

The A96 where it runs through Bucksburn.
Bucksburn
Location within the City of Aberdeen
Population8,131 [1]
OS grid referenceNJ 89114 09715
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAberdeen
Postcode districtAB21 9
Dialling code01224
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Aberdeen
57.177°N 2.175°W / 57.177; -2.175

The area is bordered by countryside - in particular Kirkhill Forest and the land surrounding Brimmond Hill.

Bucksburn & District Pipe Band, formed in 1947, has represented Aberdeen internationally and were Champion of Champions in 1998 and 1999 at their grade.[2] The youth section won the Scottish, British, and World Champions titles in 2008.[3]

Bucksburn railway station served the area from 1854 to 1956. The line it was on still exists as the Aberdeen–Inverness line. The area has one secondary school, Bucksburn Academy.

The area is home to P&J Live.

References


  1. "Aberdeen Neighbourhoods - Population Estimates, 2013". Archived from the original on 18 July 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. "Bucksburn and District Pipe Band: Trophy Cabinet". www.bucksburnpipeband.com. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. "Bucksburn and District Pipe Band: The Youth". www.bucksburnpipeband.com. Retrieved 10 March 2016.