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Bridge of Don Thistle

Formed: 1983
Home colours: Blue & White / Blue / Blue
Change colours: Black & White / Black / Black
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Home ground: Aberdeen Sports Village
Address: Linksfield Road, Aberdeen, AB24 5RU
Record attendance:
SFA Licence Award: None
Location: From Union Street: At east end, turn left into King Street following road for over half a mile northwards. Look out for a turning on the right - any of Pittodrie Street, Pittodrie Place or Linksfield Road will do.
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Nearest Railway Station: Aberdeen (1.5 miles)
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Capacity: 500
Seats: 500
Cover: Yes
Floodlights: No
Playing surface: Grass
Social club: No
Notes: The club has gone through numerous name changes since 2000 when they first joined the North Region Juniors. Back then they were known as Wilson's XI, taking their name from founder Norman Wilson, who was the club's main sponsor and president since their formation in 1983 (source: Ian Anderson). They were renamed Hillhead FC in the summer of 2006 since Hillhead was the area of Aberdeen the club played in at the time. They were then renamed Bridge of Don Thistle in 2011. In 2015 they left Hillhead Centre and moved north to Newburgh, taking out a 10 year lease to share with the local amateur team Newburgh Thistle. A year later they took on the same name. However, in 2018 the club reverted back to Bridge of Don Thistle and moved to Aberdeen Sports Village, which had formely been the home of Lewis United who disbanded in 2018.