A North-east council has less than a month to organise this year’s Christmas celebrations.
The pressure is on for Aberdeenshire Council to save the festive season for Ellon following the resignation of a number of community councillors.
This year’s display was cancelled after original Christmas display organiser Ellon Community Council disbanded last week.
Ex-members are handing the lights over to the local authority and Ellon and District Councillor Isobel Davidson says she is determined an event will go ahead.
She said: “We are confident that an event will go ahead, we are just not 100% sure what is it is yet.
“The council is looking to work with people who have shown an interest in making sure that a Christmas lights event does take place.
“There is some work to do to get everything in place, like health and safety measures, but due to road closures needing to be put in place and advertised, we need to go with the date previously looked at.”
The Christmas lights event in Ellon is scheduled to take place on November 19.
Cllr Davidson added that the whole community had banded together and was keen to see an event go ahead next month.
She said: “It doesn’t give us a lot of time but people have to remember that the Fire Brigade always put a tree up in the town as well so there will be something.
“The community council have done some organising already so it is looking into what they have already done and what still needs to be done. There are many partners that are already stepping forward, such as the rotary, Gig at the Brig, local traders, Tesco and the churches who all want to see something happen.”