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Islanders are again in demand from the world of showbiz, with a casting call for native Gaelic speakers to take part in a new four-part BBC drama series.

Just days after the world’s famous Cirque du Soleil launched a search for a female piper, a casting company working for the BBC is looking for people aged 19 -80 who are native Gaidhlig speakers.

No previous experience is necessary, but an interest in performance and acting is a bonus, says the casting call.

The brand new drama is from the producers of the hit TV series ‘Annika’.

Anyone who fits the bill is asked to send a short intro email or, ideally, a short intro video to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday, February 20.