Joe Aitken

Joe Aitken Joe is one of the finest exponents of north-east bothy style. He is a haulage contractor from Kirriemuir, one-time berry farmer and a favourite singer at festivals throughout Scotland from Auchtermuchty to Keith and, of course, his own local Kirriemuir Festival. He picked up his songs from some of the great traditional singers including Jimmy McBeath. In January 2004 he was winner of the Champion of Champions Bothy Ballad competition in Elgin.