A different perspective of life in Ellon

The River Ythan is featured in the new book "Ellon Through Our Eyes".
The River Ythan is featured in the new book "Ellon Through Our Eyes".

A NEW book about Ellon is launched this week compiled by people with learning disabilities.

“Ellon Through Our Eyes” has been produced by a group of adults using the Ellon Resource Centre - a day service for adults with learning disabilities run by Aberdeenshire Council.

The group, called the Ellon Editors, have used their experiences as inspiration for the book.

The 12 service users who form the Ellon Editors also produce a newsletter called Community News as well as other publishing projects.

They have worked on the book for two years with the aim of launching it in the year of the resource centre’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Formartine Area Committee chair and Ellon and District Councillor Rob Merson said he was looking forward to reading the book, which highlights the area’s unique heritage.

Staff from Ellon library, Ellon Reminiscence Group, Ellon Historical Society and artist Colin Tennant, who worked with the centre on the Life Through a Lens project, all supported the group with the book’s content and photography.

The book includes stories and photographs of local people and places including the River Ythan and Ellon Castle and some interesting facts about the town which were uncovered during research.

It also provides a unique perspective of the town through the eyes of people with learning disabilities.

Ellon Through Our Eyes will go on sale at Ellon Resource Centre at a cost of £4 with all proceeds going towards the centre fund.