Bucksburn

Bucksburn is a suburb of Aberdeen, situated at the junction of the A96 and A947 roads, and conveniently located only four miles from the city centre.

Population

8131 people

Distance from Aberdeen

4 miles

Transport

Regular bus service from Aberdeen

Education

Primary School

  • Brimmond School

Secondary Schools

  • Bucksburn Academy

History of Bucksburn 

Named after the stream that flows through it, Bucksburn was formerly a market village before being swallowed up by the spread of the city and today has a population of just over 8,000 residents. This popular suburb, which is located to Aberdeen’s north-west, is an ideal home base for those who work in the city centre or in the nearby industrial estates of Dyce or Bridge of Don, and the town is ideally placed for access to Aberdeen International Airport.

Things to do in Bucksburn

As well as its location offering access to everything Aberdeen has to offer - from shopping and entertainment to business and finance - Bucksburn is also well served by its own local amenities. These include a number of shops, leisure centre, swimming pool, bowling club, local pubs and a nearby 18-hole golf course, Craibstone Golf Club. The town is also served by its own schools, including Brimmond School, the local primary school, and Bucksburn Academy, the secondary school. Bucksburn also has a regular, reliable public transport service which makes it easy to get in and out of the city centre.

The area also benefits from being surrounded by picturesque countryside. In particular, the nearby Kirkhill Forest offers fantastic walking, cycling and running opportunities, and the area surrounding Brimmond Hill is popular with hikers

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