Ronnie Gibson is a graduate student at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, U.K. The topic of his PhD research is Scottish fiddle music and its transmission from the the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the present. The project combines historical investigations into old music collections and documents with ethnographic studies (including interviews with fiddlers) in what is ultimately an interrogation of tradition. This blog will be used to explore the issues raised in the course of research. The content will be of relevance to fiddlers both in Scotland and abroad, other traditional musicians, those with an interest in Scottish history, and musicologists and ethnomusicologists working in a variety of fields.