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He is a country boy and he doesn’t like the city, but Peat & Diesel’s Calum ‘Boydie’ Macleod was persuaded into some sightseeing during the band’s capital adventure yesterday (Tuesday November 23rd).

The Garage in Highbury, North London, was the setting for last night’s gig on the ‘Give it Laldy’ tour, with Boydie, Uilly and Innes showing Londoners the way we do it in the Western Isles.

But before that the band had been finding out how they do it in London, with a rotation on the London Eye and a stop off at the Houses of Parliament among their sightseeing destinations.

Peat & Diesel now have an intensive few weeks in the run-up to Christmas, with six nights, including tonight, supporting The Levellers on their 30th anniversary tour. That includes a further London gig, this time at the O2 Academy in Brixton.

As headliners, the Stornoway coves will be in Bristol tomorrow evening (Thursday) and thereafter in cities including Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Newcastle and Cardiff.

There’ll be a quick chance for a recharge over Christmas, before next spring’s new tour kicks off in March.

The ‘Away with your Wellies’ tour takes in 16 UK venues and is interspersed with re-scheduled gigs from the year of pandemic in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Belfast.

Keep up with the band’s travels and view their London sightseeing via their Facebook page at

Pictures show Boydie on Westminster Bridge, Uilly making sure he faces west on the London Eye and a full house at Aberdeen Music Hall last week (Peat & Diesel).