Blackburn, Aberdeenshire

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View of Blackburn from the south of the village.
Blackburn is located in Aberdeen
Location within Aberdeenshire
Population2,142 (2010)[1]
OS grid referenceNJ826127
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAberdeen
Postcode districtAB21
Dialling code01224 79
EU ParliamentScotland
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[citation needed] on 2 March 2005.[2]


Blackburn has one school, Kinellar Primary School, which provides primary education for local pupils. Pupils travel by bus to neighbouring Kemnay and attend Kemnay Academy for secondary education.

On New Year's Day 2016, there was a fire at Kinellar School, 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.[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ "Settlement Summary: Blackburn" (PDF). Aberdeenshire Council. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Home". Kinellar Community Hall. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Boy charged over primary school fire". BBC News. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  4. ^ Lindsay, Kali (10 June 2016). "£12m approved to build new North-east primary school after fire". Evening Express. Retrieved 1 August 2018.