Children all around Moray could be in line for some top quality traditional music lessons in the upcoming week, as the seventh annual Fochabers Fiddle Week kicks-off.
He was a near-legendary figure who travelled the railways of the north composing tunes to entertain his fellow passengers.
North Atlantic Fiddle Convention festival director tells of the exciting programme planned for this year
The north-east is alive with the sound of fiddles this weekend and the whole family can get involved.
Tours through Royal Deeside's forests and farmland were among the activities which launched an annual celebration of Aberdeenshire culture.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy is taking time off from his campaign for re-election in the Highlands following the death of his father.
The widow of one of Scotland's best-loved musicians has donated one of her late husband's fiddles to a Highland charity draw to raise money for cancer.