Bucksburn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bucksburn
Bucksburn is located in Scotland
Bucksburn
Bucksburn
 Bucksburn shown within Scotland
Population 7,232 [1]
OS grid reference NJ 89114 09715
Council area Aberdeen City
Lieutenancy area Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aberdeen
Postcode district AB21 9
Dialling code 01224
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Aberdeen North, Gordon
Scottish Parliament Aberdeen Donside
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 57°10′37″N 2°10′30″W / 57.177°N 2.175°W / 57.177; -2.175

Bucksburn is an area 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

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

Bucksburn has a world-class pipe band, Bucksburn & District Pipe Band. Formed in 1947, this band has won numerous titles and represented Aberdeen in many places including Spain, Taiwan, Canada and Belarus. The Band teaches piping & drumming through a Junior Band which was crowned Scottish, British and World Champions in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] 2009:Population of Aberdeen's Neighbourhoods -