Huge crowds turn out for Ellon’s Blue Light Fun Day

Crowds gather at the roadside for the parade
Crowds gather at the roadside for the parade

Crowds packed into Ellon’s town centre last weekend for the emergency services
 “Blue Light Fun Day”.

Ellon’s fire station enjoyed many visitors from the town as the sun was shining down.

Kai Daniels finds himself locked up in one of the cells

Kai Daniels finds himself locked up in one of the cells

Ellon Fire Station crew manager, Neil Beedie said that the event had been a great success.

He told the Times: “We have managed to raise £7,159, before some costs have to be taken off.

“Last year I think we managed to raise over £6,000, so we have broke our record again.

“It was really busy and it was also a lovely day for it. We would like to thank the public for 
their help.”

The event - which has been running for around 34 years - included the traditional vintage vehicle parade, a range of stalls and the opportunity to talk 
to officers about fire 
safety information.

Just up the road, another open day was underway organised by Police Scotland.

Local officers at the Bridge Street station welcomed visitors through their doors for a chat and provided information for anyone keen to hear more about the work they do.

A tour around the station, as well as a taster of what it would be like to be locked up in the cells and a crime scene set up also went down well with 
the crowds.