Weather hits isle event

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Barra Pro­vin­cial Mòd will not go ahead to­day due to bad weather.

Many par­tic­i­pants were due to travel to the event from the neigh­bour­ing is­lands of Uist and Ben­bec­ula but rough seas threaten to dis­rupt ferry ser­vices.

Or­gan­is­ers said the Gaelic singing, po­etry and mu­sic com­pe­ti­tions will be resched­uled for next week­end.

Most sail­ings across the sea route were can­celled yes­ter­day as was the main­land ferry and the fore­cast is look­ing bad for to­day.

CalMac said it hoped a ferry could sail to Oban but rough seas could badly dis­rupt the ser­vice.

A heavy swell pre­vented the MV Lord of the Isles from sail­ing back to South Uist yes­ter­day. The ves­sel was stuck at Mal­laig on the main­land overnight so to­day’s timetable will run late.

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