Welcolme to our home
Find us on the banks of the Ythan, a tranquil haunt of heron, trout and otter, meandering through the ancient region of Formartine to meet the sea in one of the few undeveloped river estuaries in Scotland. Trace our history in the standing stones and castles. Discover the riverside, the parks and the cycleways. Eat, drink and sleep here. Shop here. Experience the sports centres, community groups and an active arts scene. Or just lean on the Auld Brig and watch the town unfold. 


There's a unique mix of independent retail outlets offering designer clothes, spa therapies, antiques and curios, children's shoes, freshly baked bread and much more.

Hotels, Eating, Bars

Take time out to enjoy sandwiches, lunches and freshly-brewed coffee. Later on, the choice runs from restaurant to tapas to takeaway, stopping off in Europe, the Indian subcontinent and the Orient, before arriving at one of our hotels for a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast.

Visitor Information

Thinking of visiting Ellon? Find out about public transport links, work out where you need to be to pursue your favourite sport or learn about our history and where to go looking for it.


Here you will find a searchable directory of our shops and eateries, tradesmen, service providers and community organisations. If you know what you are looking for, this is the place to go.

Local Authority

Aberdeenshire Council looks after the public services in Ellon. Information and help ranges from telephone numbers to waste collection times, planning applications and councillor profiles. 

What's On

Looking for a special event? Markets, exhibitions, stately homes, gardens and events for the whole town are just a click away. Dip in to our What's On page and make a note in your diary.

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