Woodside, Aberdeen

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Scottish Gaelic: Taobh na Coille[1]
Woodside is located in Aberdeen
 Woodside shown within the City of Aberdeen
OS grid reference NJ925088
Council area City of Aberdeen
Lieutenancy area Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERDEEN
Postcode district AB24
Dialling code 01224
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Aberdeen North
Scottish Parliament Aberdeen Donside
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Coordinates: 57°10′15″N 2°07′31″W / 57.170754°N 2.1252°W / 57.170754; -2.1252

Woodside is a part of the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom.

The area used to be separate from the city but was incorporated in 1891.[2][3]

The River Don runs through Woodside, and mills were built on the banks. There were small schools which struggled to cope with the influx of children. A new school was built in 1834; this is now the Burgh Hall.

Woodside School[edit]

Woodside School is on the corner of Clifton Road and Smithf. The head teacher is Mrs Cook.

The first part of the school was built in 1890, and it was extended in 1902; these dates are on the building. The nursery is in a separate building and has its own garden.

Woodside Library[edit]

The library was built in 1882.[4]

It used to be called Anderson library after Sir John Anderson, who was born and raised in Woodside. It is a large granite building styled like a church.

Stewart Park[edit]

Stewart Park lies between Smithfield Road and Hilton Road. It is a large park with tennis courts, a play area, golf putting, playing fields, whale bones and a fountain.

March Stones[edit]

There are 67 "March Stones" around Aberdeen. King Robert I ("Robert the Bruce") gave the people of Aberdeen the land around the city in thanks for helping him in 1313. This land was known as the Freedom Lands of Aberdeen, and the March Stones mark the boundary.

The March Stones start with Alpha and end with Omega. The route around them is approximately 26 miles long. Woodside March Stones are numbered 50, 51 and 52. Station House Media Unit is the 'guardian' of March Stone 50, and Woodside Primary School is the 'guardian' of stones 51 and 52.

The Church[edit]

There used to be two churches in Woodside, named the North and South Churches. The North Church is now a block of flats. Choirs, drama groups, dances, musical nights and concerts were held there.[5]


In Woodside Parish Church today are youth clubs, the Boy's Brigade, Girl Guides and indoor bowling.[6]


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