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Over £20,000 has been raised by Peat and Diesel’s Barrowland Ballroom gig in aid of the Western Isles Islands Games Association team.

Saturday’s sell-out concert was hailed an “absolutely incredible night” by the band, who was supported on stage by Donnie ‘Disco’ Mackay, Rumac music, The Laurettes, Jenna Ross, Bugsy Maclean, Marija Dunnsmore, and Runrig’s Iain Bayne.

After the gig, Western Isles Island Games Association issued a “huge thank you” to Peat and Diesel for helping the team get to Guernsey later this summer.

The association commented: “Their unique style of music and antics created an amazing atmosphere for their fans, from Boydy arriving on stage on a helicopter winch, Tony Duffy powering up the stage lights on his bike, Uilly singing Wagon Wheel with Iain Bayne on drums and a lovely moment in the end when Boydy gifted one of his guitars to a young fan. But, behind it all is a desire to have fun and help put the Western Isles on the map.”

They also paid tribute to the support of the other musicians performing who had helped raise funds to support the costs and development of talented island athletes.