Jimmy Hutchison is one of Scotland’s most distinctive and idiosyncratic musicians.
And now he has gained entry to the prestigious Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
Mr Hutchison was born at Frobost, on South Uist, where he lived until the age of ten, when the family moved to Perth.
He has been an integral part of the Scottish scene for decades, particularly with the Traditional Music and Song Association.
He was at the TMSA’s inaugural festival in 1966 and was the first winner of the Willie Scott Cup for men’s traditional singing when competitions were introduced in 1969.
A little matter of 47 years later, he won the same trophy at the 2016 Kirriemuir festival.
That same year, he appeared in the line-up of the 2016 Celtic Connections opening concert – The Carrying Stream – which was a celebration of fifty years of the TMSA and sung to over two thousand people at a sold out Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Now based in Newburgh, Mr Hutchison is active in maintaining the process of hand loom weaving, which was once a huge industry across Scotland.
He first taught himself to weave in the 1960s, continuing in his spare time until 2014, when he and apprentice Erika Douglas began Newburgh Handloom Weaving, devoting his energies to taking another tradition from strength to strength.
He and the other inductees will be welcomed into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame at a special reception at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on December 7 at Aberdeen Music Hall.
You can read about all the inductees at www.halloffame.scot.