Local News for Friday 15th July 2016
Big weekend for the islands
The busiest weekend of the year gets underway today, as Hebridean Celtic Festival sees the first of two full days entertainment in Lews Castle Grounds. Headliners tonight are the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Astrid and King Creosote, with Whisky Kiss and Julie Fowlis performing tonight on the LWP Islands Stage. The acoustic stage this evening features Brian O Headhra and Fiona Mackenzie, with an eclectic mix of Scottish, Gaelic and world music, and Amythyst Kiah, from Tennessee. Skippinish are on at An Lanntair tonight, with new singer Norrie Maciver. The gates at the main arena open at 2pm, and music continues until around 11.30 tonight.