Travellers leave behind scenes of devastation in Ellon

Rubbish and an abandoned caravan left at Balmacassie Business park
Rubbish and an abandoned caravan left at Balmacassie Business park

Travellers have moved on from an Ellon business park, but left behind rubbish, abandoned and burnt out vehicles and animals.

A burnt out caravan, a further two abandoned caravans and a car were all left behind at Balmacassie Business Park, as well as piles of rubbish and scattered clothing and food.

Councillor Gillian Owen outside one of the burnt out caravans

Councillor Gillian Owen outside one of the burnt out caravans

Local councillors have described the mess left behind as a “devastation”.

Ellon and District Councillor Gillian Owen visited the area yesterday.

Mrs Owen said: “It looks like a scene of devastation, something you would see in a war zone.

Caravans abandoned, rubbish strewn everywhere, waste food all over the place and sadly a family of ferrets left to perish in a small cage with no food or water.”

Two of the abandoned caravans

Two of the abandoned caravans

Today the council have started the massive clear up operation, which Councillor Owen says is expected to take around two weeks.