Grey's Anatomy star Kevin McKidd has dedicated his new folk album to his late grandfather, who taught him the traditional Scottish songs featured on the release.
The Trainspotting actor is making his musical debut with The Speyside Sessions, which he recorded with local musicians in his native Scotland.
MCKidd reveals the collection is a nod to the music his beloved grandfather Geordie treated him to when he was a child.
He tells The Daily Record, "I am delighted to get the chance to finally bring this album out, it's something I've been wanting to do for years.
"A lot of it comes from my grandfather Geordie Runcie, who used to sing the bothy ballads (songs sung by farm labourers) to me as a boy. He was always the most popular man in the pub and would sing all the old songs to make everybody laugh and cry.
"He had an amazing voice and I always wanted to record him doing a song, but he died before I could get the chance, so it's always been niggling that I missed the opportunity."
The album, due to hit shelves later this month (June12), features vocals from British singer Corinne Bailey Rae while Del Amitri rocker Bryan Tolland plays guitar.
MCKidd is handing over proceeds from the album to Save The Children.