Weather fails to dampen Ellon bonfire

The firework display at Gordon Park
The firework display at Gordon Park

Ellon Round Table hosted its popular annual bonfire and firework event at Gordon Park recently.

The group estimate that over 2,000 people attended the event on Saturday, October 27 despite the cold and wet weather.

Although the event was free to attend, donations were welcomed on the night and just over £1,000 was raised.

Speaking to the Times Ellon Round Table member James Shaw said: “Although we are are very grateful for the public’s generosity and event feedback, donations were down from previous years which we are heavily reliant on in order to fund the fireworks for subsequent years.

“All of the wood was donated to the bonfire by local businesses and residents.

“The fireworks display, although a little later than planned, was spectacular and ran for about 15 minutes and included ‘smileys’, love hearts and an amazing finale.”

James added: “We had a lot of help from Ellon Meadows football teams, Middleton Trust, Ladies Circle and others .

“The event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Ellon Round Table members, but we simply couldn’t run these events without all the help we receive due to our size, and for this we are very grateful.”

The event also featured a BBQ stand with food supplied by Ingram’s Home Cure with stovies and macaroni from the Station Hotel and rolls donated from Tesco.

Bar Stars provided mulled wine and other hot drinks, pancakes were provided by Koffiecabine and the Gordon Park Nursery opened up their facilities for toilet access.

The carnival and fun fair rides also proved to be a hit with the crowd.

Ellon Round Table are now preparing for their next fundraising activities including the Santa Sleigh Collections.

For more details or to join find the group on Facebook.