The veteran broadcaster, author and bandleader Robbie Shepherd MBE has died aged 87.
A champion of traditional Scottish dance music, and the north-east Doric dialect, he presented the BBC Radio Scotland show Take the Floor for 35 years.
He was credited with keeping the Doric language alive – his voice being synonymous with it across the airwaves.
He last hosted Take the Floor 2016 having presented it since 1980 – touring the country.
He wrote a number of books on Scottish dance music and Scottish country dancing.
He was a regular commentator at Highland Games, including Queen Elizabeth’s favourite the Braemar Gathering.
He was the voice of the dragon in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in 2012.