Ellon (Gaelic: Eilean Bhuchain or Ealain) is a city in the Scottish Council Area Aberdeenshire. It is located about 20 km north of Aberdeen and 20 km southwest of Peterhead on the Ythan. In 2011, Ellon recorded 10,268 inhabitants. Ellon has been growing very fast for several decades. In 1951 only 1491 people lived there.