ourse, I jumped at it. I did just one cene and played he accordion in he band along with fiddler, Paul Anderson.’
The legendary ceilidh accordionist popularised Scottish dance music when he came on to the scene in he 60s. In 2013, Fergie became he first Highland artist to go to number one on the iTunes download chart with shinty referee’. On his appearance in Whisky Galore he said: ‘I have done lots of television over the years, but this was a film and was a different ballgame altogether. It was the most amazing experience.’
The remake was filmed on various locations hroughout the country and n studios, but the scene that Fergie found himself in was filmed in Portsoy, near Banff n Aberdeen.
Fergie said: ‘When you are doing television there are about two or three cameras crews, but I would say there were about ten crews on the film. ‘It was such a big production, compared to anything g I been involved with before.
‘I am delighted to be a part of the production and it is an honour, at my age, to be asked to do this,’ he added.
Fergie is not stopping there as he will be playing sets at the Rowan Tree during The Royal National Mòd in Oban next month.