Hector Riddell

Hector Riddell has lived in Finzean beside Banchory for 40 years, but hails from Leochel Cushnie, near Alford. He has known the old bothy ballads for many years but has only recently started singing them in public. After turning up at the singing festival at Collessie in May 2007 at which he sang the Moss o Burreldale and Bogie's Bonnie Belle he went on to win the Bothy Ballad cup at the Auchtermuchty Festival in August 2008 and then scooped the cup at the Elgin Bothy Ballad championships at the first attempt in February 2009.

Website: Hector wins at Elgin
and Elgin Champion