The fiddlers and accordionists are a group of enthusiastic musicians from Ellon and the surrounding area, whose main aim is to promote traditional Scottish music.

Ages range from eight to 80 and they keep local and Scottish music alive and encourage young musicians to play and entertain at events throughout the year.

The Ythan Fiddlers receive donations at these events and at the end of the year members decide on the charities they want to support.

And this year we were very grateful to be one of the beneficiaries, and committee member Gordon Robertson went along to receive the donation of £500 at the Buchan Hotel in Ellon.