Professor of Listening
Travel advise please:
I'm in Aberdeen on Sunday arriving in city centre around midday, I was wondering if anyone can advise me the best/cheapest way of getting to Blackdog/Murcar to view the Scoter flock. I have no transportation and will have luggage for a weeks stay on Shetland. I will need to be able to get back to Aberdeen for the Early Evening sailing.
Ideally I would be looking for a 1/2 day car hire but am open to any suggestions.
Any help/advice would be much appreciated. There will be 2 people in total.
I think there's a place at the train station for leaving luggage. From the nearby bus station you can get a bus to Blackdog. Any bus going to Peterhead can drop you at Blackdog. On a Sunday these will leave on the hour and will take around 20-25 minutes to Blackdog. From where the bus drops you it's about a 15 minute walk down to the beach. You can either get the bus back from Blackdog or walk all the way down to Donmouth from where you can get a wider variety of buses. If the scoter are your main interest then it's much cheaper and easier to get the bus than to pay for car hire.
Looks like it's going to be quite windy this weekend - good luck!