Blackburn, Aberdeenshire

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View of Blackburn from the south.
Blackburn is located in Aberdeen
Blackburn shown within Aberdeenshire
Population 1,386 (2001)[1] 2,540 (2008 estimate)
OS grid reference NJ826127
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aberdeen
Postcode district AB21
Dialling code 01224 79
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
57°12′19″N 2°17′20″W / 57.205283°N 2.288903°W / 57.205283; -2.288903Coordinates: 57°12′19″N 2°17′20″W / 57.205283°N 2.288903°W / 57.205283; -2.288903

Blackburn is a rapidly growing commuter town northwest of Aberdeen, Scotland, and is situated in Aberdeenshire. Local amenities include an industrial estate, primary school, nursing home, post office, Starbucks Drive Thru, local Co-op and a community hall which was publicly opened by The Princess Royal in 2005.[citation needed]

Kinellar Primary School fire[edit]

On New Year's Day 2016, there was a fire at Kinellar Primary School in Blackburn, reported to police at around 2.15am. Significant damage was caused to nursery and P1 classes. A 16 year old was arrested and charged in relation to the fire.[2] The old school was demolished, and a new £12 million school was built on its site. It includes a nursery, games area, community park and additional car parking.[3]



  1. ^ "Comparative Population Profile: Blackburn Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Boy charged over primary school fire". BBC News. 2016. Retrieved 2018-08-01. 
  3. ^ "£12m approved to build new North-east primary school after fire - Evening Express". Evening Express. Retrieved 2018-08-01.