Disappointment as Ellon Remembrance display is damaged
A poignant memorial to the fallen which marks part of the Remembrance Day display in Ellon has been removed after it was discovered to have been damaged.
A spokesperson for Ellon Legion said: "We are approaching Remembrance Sunday which is very important to the Ellon community, so it is with sadness and great disappointment that the Tommy Silhouette which stands outside the Legion building was damaged and forcibly bent over at the base until it was flat to the ground.
"A local veteran noticed this and straightened it back up to its original standing position, but it isn’t sitting as it should and has been removed to be fixed, we ask that the Remembrance symbols be left untouched and undamaged as they mean so much to the community and the veterans who have done so much to preserve our way of life.
The Tommy Silhouette made up part of the display which also includes the poppy cascade.
This was set in place at the weekend by Legion members who erected the long flowing train of woollen poppies which was knitted by members of the Knit and Natter group along with other helpers.
They added: "As we do not want to turn it into a witch hunt, we only ask that the poppy cascade and Tommy silhouette be left alone."
Ellon will mark Remembrance with a parade on Sunday which will form up at the Victoria Hall at 10am before parading to the town's war memorial.
then all sawn together to make the sea of red poppy before the big prade that leave from the legoin heading to the church service..