View of Blackburn from the south.
|Population||1,386 (2001) 2,540 (2008 estimate)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||01224 79|
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.
Kinellar Primary School fire
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. 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.
- "Comparative Population Profile: Blackburn Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
- "Boy charged over primary school fire". BBC News. 2016. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
- "£12m approved to build new North-east primary school after fire - Evening Express". Evening Express. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
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