Traditional music was alive and well in Fife at the weekend.
While musicians from across Scotland and Ireland crowded into Windygates on Sunday to honour legendary accordionist Sir Jimmy Shand, Falkland was host to the FifeSing traditional singing festival.
The 21st annual Shand Morino Gathering in Windygates is organised by the local Button-key Accordion and Fiddle Club to pay tribute to Shand, a Fifer who is perhaps the world’s most famous exponent of Scottish country dance music.
Enthusiasts recognise the importance of the Shand Morino three-row accordion, considered to be the elite form of the instrument and partly named after the late Sir Jimmy.
He worked with the Hohner company in the 1940s to design the instrument, which was manufactured until the 1970s.
He is the only artist worldwide to have his name used by the Hohner company as a model name for a musical instrument.
This year’s gathering attracted a delegation from Ireland with a special appearance by Donal Ring, who is widely regarded as Ireland’s answer to Sir Jimmy Shand.
Meanwhile, FifeSing marked its 13th year with a weekend of singarounds and sessions where anyone who wished to could take part.
There were also concerts featuring guest singers and workshops on traditional song and culture.