Hundreds of people thronged the streets of Stornoway this morning as the Royal National Mòd came to an end with an open air event which started outside the Town Hall and created a parade behind the Lewis Pipe Band. This briefly stretched the length of Francis Street before disappearing into the amphitheatre which forms the centrepiece of the new Nicolson Institute for an open-air concert in what proved to be a stunning and acoustically perfect location.

 

The massed choirs of the Mòd came together for one massive public singsong, lasting more than an hour.  This also marked the handover of the event to next year's hosts, Lochaber, who announced they were up to the challenge - backed up by the, perhaps doubtful, claim that the sun always shines in Fort William.