An election is to be held for the re-established Ellon Community Council at the Buchan Hotel tonight.
The polling station will be open between 6pm and 8pm and anyone over the age of 16 who lives in Ellon and who is on the electoral register is welcome to head along and select the 12 people they would like to represent them on the Community Council.
A total of 20 candidates will be in the running and they are: are: Ghassan Al-Hassani, Carron Boardman, Scott Bremner, Frederick Bristo, Craig Davis, Janet Dickinson, Alan Forrest, Julianna-Maria Gorska, Michael Jennings, Ian Arthur Killicoat, Leah Matthew, Marie McAllister, David McCulloch, Michael Morton, Bruce Robertson, George Stewart, Claire Tawse, Bruce Wymer, Carla Zambonini and Jessica Zanoni.
As well as representing the community to the local authority, Community Councils facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of their communities.
Community Councils can advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes on behalf of local communities.