By Deborah LeggateNovember 2nd 2011

Shetland fiddle player Ross Couper is in the running for a high-profile music award.

With his musical partner Tom Oakes, they have been nominated in the category “Best Up-and-Coming Artist of the Year” at this year's MG Alba Scottish Traditional Music Awards.

The awards, now in their ninth year and promoted by the organisation Hands Up for Trad, are held annually to celebrate the best in Scottish traditional music. This year the awards ceremony and gala concert will be held at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 3rd December when all the winners in the various categories will be announced.

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