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Popular band Blazin’ Fiddles are about to embark on a four day fast rib boat tour of the islands.

If the weather holds they will start with a concert in Sleat at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, followed by a run down to Easdale Island, then over the Outer Hebrides to South Uist and final up to the top tip of Lewis for a show in Ness.

It all started last summer when friends of band member Iain Macfarlane suggested that they pick them up in their rib speed boat for a show they were doing in Stornoway.

“The boat guys were keen to do some more transport for the band,” says Macfarlane, “so we built a short tour this August where we would just travel by boat and not use our cars. We are excited about travelling by water and visiting a couple village halls that we’ve not been to before. It should be great fun.”

Fire on the Water Blazin’ Fiddles Boat Tour Tuesday 28th August - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Hall, Sleat; Wednesday 29th August – Easdale Island Community Hall, Easdale Island; Thursday 30th August – St Peter’s Hall, Daliburgh, Uist; Friday 31st August – Ness FC Social Club, Lewis.