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Bridge of Don
Bridge of Don is located in Aberdeen
Bridge of Don
Bridge of Don
Location within the City of Aberdeen
Population19,212 [1]
OS grid referenceNJ 93994 10213
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAberdeen
Postcode districtAB22, AB23
Dialling code01224
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Aberdeen
57°10′58″N 2°06′04″W / 57.182700°N 2.100985°W / 57.182700; -2.100985

Bridge of Don is a suburb in the north of Aberdeen, Scotland. It has a population of 19,212.[1]

Bridge of Don is split into four areas for statistical purposes by Aberdeen City Council and Police Scotland: Balgownie and Donmouth, Danestone, Denmore and Oldmachar. Traditionally Bridge of Don has been split up into: Bridge of Don, Danestone, Denmore and Middleton Park.[1]

Bridge of Don is home to two Junior football clubs: Hall Russell United F.C.[2] and Hermes F.C. who play at neighbouring grounds in the Denmore Road area.[3]

Schools

The secondary schools within the suburb are: Bridge of Don Academy and Oldmachar Academy and there are also seven primary schools: Danestone, Braehead, Forehill, Glashieburn, Greenbrae, Middleton Park and Scotstown.[4]

Amenities

Bridge of Don has a library[5] a community centre, [6] and a retail park.[7] It was formerly the site of the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre before this was relocated to Bucksburn as The Event Complex Aberdeen.[8] The Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is situated in Bridge of Don on Links Road.[9] At the mouth of the River Don, shared with Old Aberdeen is the Donmouth Local Nature Reserve.[10]

Military

The Gordon Barracks, which have served as the regimental headquarters for the Gordon Highlanders as well as being the training centre for the Highland Brigade are situated in Bridge of Don. The barracks consists of buildings around the a square and were opened in 1935 and were used as a barracks up to their closure as a centre for Junior Soldier training in 1986.[11] The barracks are built of dressed blocks of granite. The central block is two storeys high, has three bays is a rectangular shape and has stepped gables with a roof of slates. The style of the buildings has been described as sub-baronial and the Royal arms are placed on the central block. The entrance to the barracks has cast-iron gates with decorations.[12] Today, the Gordon Barracks are used by a number of organisations, including Territorial Army (TA) signals and medical units.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Electoral Ward, Bridge of Don". statistics.gov.scot. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Hall Russell United F.C." Scottish Junior Football Association. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Hermes F.C,". Scottish Junior Football Association. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Find a school". Aberdeen City Council.
  5. ^ "Bridge of Don Library". Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Bridge of Don Community Centre". www.bodcommunitycentre.co.uk. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Bridge of Don Retail Park, Aberdeen". Bridge of Don Retail Park, Aberdeen. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  8. ^ "AECC Site Bridge of Don" (PDF). Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Royal Aberdeen Golf Club". Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Donmouth Local Nature Reserve". www.visitabdn.com. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Drill Hall Summary". Secret Scotland. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Gordon Barracks". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  13. ^ "MOD Army". Retrieved 24 March 2019.
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