Ellon Events have donated £250 to Ellon Royal British Legion Pipe Band by way of a thank-you for playing at Gig at the Brig 2015.
A cheque was handed over to band member Stuart Robertson last Thursday by Nick Langan, the gig’s safety contractor, who will be sponsoring the pipe band this year.
Nick’s daughter Erin is a member of the band and their performance on the Auld Brig was one of the highlights of the Hogmanay street party.
Meanwhile, organisers are in discussion with two bands about appearing at this year’s event.
Officials will also be attending Skin Deep’s music fun day in Ellon this Sunday to cast their eye over up-and-coming local groups.
This year’s gig will be headlined by Big Country, famed for Look Away, Wonderland and Fields of Fire, and who are set to bring in 2016 in style.