About Aberdeen

Located in the North-east of Scotland, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city after Glasgow and Edinburgh, with a population of around 220,000 people. Also known as the Granite City, it is cosmopolitan and vibrant and offers a huge range of activities, with something for everyone.


Situated next to the North Sea and its many stunning beaches and coastline, you can often spot the city’s most popular residents, the bottlenose dolphins, along with seals, heron, otters and other wildlife. Walking, cycling, surfing, kayaking, sailing and swimming are popular past-times, despite the distinct chill of the North Sea!

The city is just a short drive from the beautiful countryside of both Royal Deeside and Aberdeenshire, where there is an abundance of castles, lochs, rivers and distilleries to visit, as well as many outdoor activities, including hillwalking, golf, ski-ing, fishing and kayaking to name just a few.

St Margaret’s School is located in the heart of Aberdeen, with excellent travel links to the surrounding areas. There are many regular bus services, both within the city and from the surrounding areas, Aberdeen Airport is 20 minutes away by car and the railway station is a 15-minute walk from the school.


Travelling to the School

St Margaret’s offers a morning bus service from Banchory, which stops at various locations en-route; there is also a return bus service available from Inverurie.

St Margaret’s School for Girls is ideally situated within the heart of the city of Aberdeen, with excellent transport links to surrounding towns and villages.

Stagecoach buses offer a regular service from Fraserburgh, stopping at Peterhead, Ellon, and other North-east towns along the way.

First Bus, meanwhile, runs regular services from locations around Aberdeen into the city centre. It also offers a park and ride facility every 15 to 30 minutes from the Bridge of Don.

Aberdeen railway station is located in the city’s Guild Street, just a 15-minute walk from the school and offers regular trains to Dyce, Inverurie and Dundee. Scotrail offers a free app to ensure you receive live journey updates and from which you can also purchase train tickets on your phone.

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