Appeal for scrabble club members in Ellon

ELLON pensioner John Pirie has appealed to the public to support a scrabble club he founded in the mid 1990’s.

Mr Pirie, who is an active member of the town’s community, participating in a range of activities for pensioners, said: “Of late the members coming to our scrabble club have dropped, but I’d like to think it was just because of the recent bad weather. With spring just around the corner we’ll maybe get some new members coming to the club which meets every Thursday night in Ellon Community Centre at 7pm.”

Mr Pirie hopes to attract all age groups to the club, including youngsters who he believes will increase their word power when they come up against older people.

Mr Pirie, who recalls the club getting a boost in numbers last time it appealed for support, said: “Just as likely they will be able to teach us golden oldies some new words.

“The Ellon Times was very helpful 10 years ago when our numbers were falling, perhaps our appeal will not fall on deaf ears.”

Members of the public who want to join the group can contact Mr Pirie on (01358) 722 367, or simply pop into the centre at Ellon Academy any Thursday night at 7pm.