Danestone

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Danestone (Aberdeen)
Danestone (Aberdeen) is located in Aberdeen
Danestone (Aberdeen)
Danestone (Aberdeen)
 Danestone (Aberdeen) shown within the City of Aberdeen
Population 4,224 [1]
OS grid reference NJ 91998 09839
Council area Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aberdeen
Postcode district AB22 8
Dialling code 01224
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Gordon
Scottish Parliament Aberdeen Donside
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UK
Scotland
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Coordinates: 57°10′46″N 2°08′02″W / 57.179308°N 2.133998°W / 57.179308; -2.133998

Danestone is a small, village-like area of Aberdeen, Scotland and is actually part of one of Europe's biggest suburbs, Bridge of Don.

Located north-west of Aberdeen City Centre, Danestone is a relatively new area of Aberdeen. The area was once all farmland until about 20 years ago when Danestone Primary School and many detached, semi-detached houses and bungalows were built.

The name Danestone came from the name of the farm, Danestone Farm.

Shopping and attractions[edit]

There are not many shops in Danestone apart from a Tesco Extra store that holds a Subway store, sunbed shop, travel agent and a hairdresser.

There are a few attractions in Danestone like Danestone Park, a Bannatynes health club and a forest along the River Don where people like to have a peaceful walk.

Just up the road, there is the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, where exhibitions like Disney on Ice take place and bands such as Oasis have played.

There is also a B&B on Fairview Circle where people can stay the night.

Danestone Primary School[edit]

Danestone Primary School opened in 1986 with Mrs. Corser as the first headteacher, who left in 2005. The current headteacher is Mr. Roberts. It is an Eco-school.

Danestone Congregational Church[edit]

Danestone Congregational Church is on Fairview Street, the main street through Danestone. It is across from the Doctors surgery and the local Police Station. Danestone Congregational Church is part of the Congregational Federation and works with the local community as well as other Congregational churches. Danestone Congregational Church take a leading role in the Danestone Gala, held each year in the community area of Fairview Street. Danestone Congregational Church also has many groups to which the community are welcome to come. These include Youth Group, Goodafternoon Club and the Mens and Ladies Groups.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit]

A meeting house of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on Fairview Street, the main street through Danestone. Religious meetings open to everyone are held every Sunday and young men and young women engage in various activities on Tuesday evening. Members of the church take a leading role in serving the community and organise an annual Christmas 'Santa Float' that patrols the streets collecting money for local charities.

References[edit]

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

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