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Ellon, Aberdeenshire

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Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Ellon is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, approximately 16 miles north of Aberdeen, lying on the River Ythan which has one of the few undeveloped river estuaries on the Eastern coast of Scotland. It is in the ancient region of Formartine. Its name is believed to derive from the Gaelic term Eilean, signifying an island, on account of the presence of an island in the River Ythan, which historically offered a convenient fording point.
Post townELLON
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNJ9530
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01358
Population9,860 (2006)

Ellon, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ellon, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Aberdeenshire -- par., 22,259 ac., pop. 3698; vil., on river Ythan, 19½ miles NE. of Aberdeen, pop. 964; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks; is the capital of the Buchan district, and has important markets; the Ythan, here spanned by a three-arch bridge, is navigable for coal-lighters to within a mile of the vil.; in vicinity is Ellon House, and the ruins of Ellon Castle. Ellon is a summer resort.

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