Blackdog

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Coordinates: 57°13′08″N 2°04′08″W / 57.219°N 02.069°W / 57.219; -02.069

Blackdog
Housing at Blackdog.jpg
Houses at Blackdog with the North Sea in the distance
Blackdog is located in Aberdeen
Blackdog
Blackdog
 Blackdog shown within Aberdeenshire
OS grid reference NJ958141
Council area Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERDEEN
Postcode district AB23
Dialling code 01224
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Gordon
Scottish Parliament Aberdeenshire East
List of places
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For other uses, see Black Dog.

Blackdog is a hamlet approximately 2 miles north of the city limits of Aberdeen, Scotland.

It was planned to be the location of a wind farm.[1]

It will be the terminus of the planned Western Peripheral Route, a planned bypass for the city of Aberdeen.[2]

The nearby area serves as a shooting ground,[3] and is used by the British Army for training.[4]

In WW2, the beaches near Blackdog had Landmines planted in response to the fear of a German invasion, there are several recorded fatalities with Landmines. 10th March 1941, Sapper Lesley Whitney - Royal Engineers (age 23), March 17th 1941, Corporal Charles Crowe - Gordon Highlanders (age 24) and on March 18th 1941, Private Colin Innes - Gordon Highlanders (age 22) were all killed by landmines.


A public house called The Black Dog can be found in the nearby suburb of Bridge of Don, Aberdeen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blackdog Rock - wind farm - BBC
  2. ^ Transport Scotland
  3. ^ Classic Shooting
  4. ^ British Army shooting grounds