Discover a treasure trove of local shops, delicious dining experiences, indulgent pampering and lively nightlife, all waiting to be explored.

Food, drink and entertainment

Don’t leave your food shop ‘til the last minute – pop to the Ellon Farmers’ Market at Neil Ross Square or conveniently pre-order at your local stores. There’s a side of salmon to be had from the Ellon Fish Shop, stock up on bread, batteries and other delights at Ythan Bakery, and delicious meal kits and graze boxes from BareThe Gaff is perfect for when you inevitably get peckish for a Pizza in the evening! And don’t forget to stock up on all your favourite beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, at Greens of Ellon.

Time for a brew?

Grab a brew and a bite to eat at The Chocolate Bar, The Coffee Apothecary, Symposium or Annie’s Tea Room. Bringing your furry friend? Try the dog-friendly Coffee Lab Cafe by the river. For special pet snackeroos, just a short walk away is The Pet Stop.

Make a night of it

After shopping all day, how about blowing off some steam by watching Wrestle Zone – Live in Ellon or the latest film released at Ellon Cinema. If food and drinks are your thing enjoy a high tea at the Buchan Hotel or take part in the pub quiz at The New Inn Hotel.

Whats on at Ellon Cinema - May 2024 to June 2024

Have a YOU day!

Shopping for a special occassion or treating yourself to something new, follow fashion or go unique, Ellon’s beautiful boutiques and quirky shops offer bags of independent charm.

Catwalkers and Mel’s Custom Frocks offer a great range of off-the-peg and bespoke outfits – and their friendly, personal service will get you in the party spirit! Just add shoes and handbags from J&K Shoes, and you’ve got the perfect outfit.

Treat yourself to a bouquet from Floral Request or indulge your senses with a candle or room fragrance from Myriad.

Be pampered

Whether you want to get night out-ready with a new hairstyle and a fresh set of gel nails or you’re in need of an indulgent massage-shaped pick-me up (because, let’s face it, you deserve it!), our local health, beauty and wellbeing suppliers have you covered.

Cinnamon Fringe, SPJ Hair Design, Blue Haven Hair & Beauty, Al’s Barber’s or Golden Scissors will sort your hair out while health and wellbeing specialists, like The Therapy Rooms, Face Renew, Body Logic Therapies, are all ready to take care you – go on treat yourself!

Get gifting sorted

Get someone special something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read, all from your very own High Street. For a warm welcome, pop into family-owned gift shops like Best Wishes, Myriad, Little Treasures, Floral Request and The Pet Stop, and for a unique mix of antique and new, head for Carbri Curios and Ellon Indoor Market.

Got a sweet tooth? Hey Sweetie is the place to go! For sporty types, the teams at Intersport, J&K Shoes and GPH are clued up on everything from sporting equipment to hiking and working boots to practical outfits to fend off the Scottish weather.

If your recipient is into precious stones and crystals, a visit to Jules Healing Gems and K&C Jewellers (which also has an extensive range of spirits and run distillery tours!) is a must.

Go for a gift voucher

“If you’ve got some hard-to-buy-for names on your list, make it easy for yourself and encourage them to support local with a glorious gift voucher! You’ll find options at Artisan Salon, Bare, Best Wishes, Catwalkers, The Coffee ApothecaryFace Renew, Floral Request, The Gaff, GLZ Tanning, Little Treasures, Myriad, The Pet StopSymposium, The Chocolate Bar, Paperdoll Photography and many more.

Can’t decide on just one voucher? Order a Scotland Loves Local gift card online – it can be redeemed at lots of different places across Aberdeenshire. Handy!“

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