ELLON Community Council honoured its longest serving chairperson at a presentation by current chairman Sandy McDougall on Monday night.
Moira Muir, who stood down last year after more than a decade at the helm, received a laser-etched glass ornament with images of Ellon to remind her of the town she served with distinction.
Mr McDougall paid tribute to Mrs Muir who resigned as chairwoman in June, but carried on as an ordinary member before finally ending her 17-year stint earlier in the year.
He said: “Moira was always up for a challenge, and in particular her commitment to ensuring Ellon had the best Christmas lights in the area was one of her first successes.”
Mrs Muir acknowledged that the Christmas lights had been her favourite project. She added: “I have been privileged to help take Ellon forward, but none of it could have happened without the support of my long-suffering husband John who with me has suffered every emotion in the book during my time in office.”