Ellon (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean)
Ellon is the sixth largest town in Aberdeenshire, with a population of 9,910 in 2011.
Ellon is approximately 16 miles (26 km) 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, an island which offered a convenient fording point. []