Business is blooming in Ellon

Local businesses in Ellon are again being offered the chance to sponsor hanging baskets.

The invitation has come from Ellon Civic Pride, which says that due to the current economic climate the cost of a basket will remain at £20.

Last year the floral displays were praised both by local people and visitors to the town.

The baskets, made of heavy duty plastic, are 16 inches in diameter and have a built-in reservoir capable of holding around two gallons of water.

Volunteers from Ellon Civic Pride will undertake to maintain and water the baskets throughout the flowering season.

Co-ordinator Frances Watson said : “It helps to brighten up the town during the summer months and we get a lot of positive feedback from it.

“Some of the businesses have dropped off over the years but a few new ones have come in to take their place.

“We are mindful of the current economic climate and that’s why we have kept the cost of a basket to £20.”

For more details email mikefranceswatson@btinternet.com