We all know that Ellon Academy is now closing well more like moving to a new site. Never really understood why it is moving so far out of town but it is something that is happening over this summer break.
Does it mean there will be fewer school-children in the town centre of Ellon? There are certainly less likely to be large numbers of them wandering around the shops at lunchtime. Will this be welcomed by some people? Will the town centre shops see a drop in takings?
Maybe it is too soon to say at this stage. But I am sure that there will be some positive and some negative comments about moving Academy out of Ellon centre.
But thinking about the move made me think back over the years it has been around but I thought I would show some examples of what Ellon Academy has been doing over the years.
Ellon Academy in 1990
For example, I found a descriptive video from 1990 over twenty-six years ago. It was designed to show children moving from the primary school to the Ellon Academy and what changes they should expect when they move up to the Academy.
By the way, I would love to hear from anyone that was featured in this video and of course anyone who attended the place when Ellon Academy first opened in 1876. 🙂
I don’t know of any update that has been made to the above video since then but looking at it I could see some changes and not just in fashion hairstyles and clothes.
Ellon Academy The Last Days
You may also be interested in a final look at what is now the old Ellon Academy building made in its final days before being closed.
On the subject of Ellon videos we are making a number of short videos ourselves on the subject of Ellon and the various car services, we can offer you locally.
The old Academy buildings in Ellon was close enough for me to walk to easily from our Croft Autotech garage in Hospital Road, Ellon. We are almost opposite the Royal Mail delivery office at the Primary School end of Hospital Road. So if you get lost simply ask a postman or look at our map here on the website.
Don’t forget we are able to offer you a great car servicing deal here in the centre of Ellon and yes we are staying in the town centre for your convenience. Drop your car off on your way to work or shopping and collect it later.
Look forward to seeing you soon.
“Ellon Academy” Photo by Alex Silver. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ellon_Academy.jpg#/media/File:Ellon_Academy.jpg