Ellon revellers welcome New Year in style!

Revellers dance the night away as the New Year approaches
Revellers dance the night away as the New Year approaches

Nearly 2,000 revellers celebrated the New Year at Ellon’s Gig at the Brig spectacular.

Organisers of the J M Taylor event said they were delighted to have sold around 1,750 tickets.

Local acts Chloe Milne and tutors from Skin Deep Music School based in Ellon and Glass Monkey went down a storm before Silver City Soul Revue took to the stage.

The Ellon Royal British Legion Pipe Band even appeared on the Old Brig for a performance.

Headline act The Dandleberries cranked it up a gear and made sure that the crowds were partying the night away into 2015.

Ellon Events chairman Wayne Baber said that this year’s event ran like clockwork.

He said: “The event went without hitch and we have yet to hear anything negative about it, including from the police, contractors and bands.

The local bands were both well received and this year’s headline act Dumfries Pipe Rockers, The Dangleberries, got everyone rocking into 2015 with a set of everyone’s favourite tunes.

“The event was aimed to be family friendly and we had attendees from 2 to over 70 years old, able bodied and disabled, all enjoying the atmosphere and the entertainment.”

The Ellon Events Gig at the Brig organising committee would like to thank all those who attended and the volunteers.

“It would be not be possible to organise the event without the help offered from these people involved.

Wayne thanked members for their support during recent months.

He added: “On a personal level, I would like to thank the organising committee for their dedication and hard work throughout the year in organising and promoting the event.

“Some committee members will be retiring this year, and new members will be sought to replace them, but they will always be remembered for their hard work in the very tough early years of this event.”