A Speyside musical stalwart will return to the stage this week as part of a series of concerts.
James Alexander has inspired thousands of youngsters pick up the fiddle during a teaching career in Moray that spanned nearly 40 years.
During that time the veteran musician formed the Fochabers Fiddlers group and established the annual Speyfest extravaganza in the village.
Now Mr Alexander will take to the stage in his own right as part of the Arc Sessions in Fochabers, which aims to inspire the next generation of traditional music talent in the area.
The fiddler will play concerts on Friday and Saturday with award-winning guests from Moray due to appear alongside him including Douglas Lawerence, Raemond Jappy, Paul Anderson and Shona Donaldson.
Organiser Mhairi Marwick said: “James played two sold out concerts last year. It was such a success we wanted to do it again.
“We want to celebrate him and all he has done for traditional music in the area. He’s widely acknowledged as a leading exponent, composer and teacher and his dedication to young people is astounding.
“Everyone who knows James or has been taught by him has immense respect and admiration for all that he does.”
James Alexander will perform at Fochabers Institute on Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets available online at www.arcsessions.com or from Christie’s Chemist in Fochabers.