Blackdog

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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
UK
Scotland

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

For other uses, see Black dog (disambiguation).

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

It is planned to be the location of the Aberdeen Bay 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. 10 March 1941 at North Beaches of Blackdog, Sapper Leslie Alfred Whitney - Royal Engineers (age 23) when a "toadstool" he was arming detonated. 17th March 1941 at Millden Links, Corporal Charles Crowe - Gordon Highlanders (age 24) and on 18 March 1941 at Millden Links, Private Colin Innes - Gordon Highlanders (age 22) were all killed by landmines.

The minefields were cleared in 1944 by 11th Company Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal, during the clear up a Wasp (converted Bren gun carrier) used for flamethrowing to burn off vegetation was blown up when it hit a mine. One person lost a hand and several were injured.

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