Peat and Diesel help the NHS
NHS Western Isles has joined forces with popular musicians Peat and Diesel to relaunch a music video with some key health messages on how to keep the islands safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Aimed as a message to both islanders and visitors alike, the anthemic production - titled My lsland - presents some stunning video footage of the Western Isles (as well as other Scottish islands), whilst also incorporating some important safety messages.
NHS Western Isles chief executive, Gordon Jamieson, said: “This music video presents the perfect blend of uplifting local music and stunning island imagery to highlight our very special islands and how to keep us all safe during this pandemic.
“We are extremely grateful to Peat and Diesel for teaming up with us to highlight these messages and to Calum J. MacLeod for editing what is an incredible video.”
Peat and Diesel accordionist, Innes Scott, said the band were “delighted” to lend their support.
They hope “our music helps spread some important messages. We are very grateful for all the hard work the NHS is doing, especially during this particular time.”
The video is available at: https://vimeo.com/44340792
Read more: Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Tuesday 4th August 2020
COVID-19 WESTERN ISLES PUBLIC TRANSPORT PHASE 3
From Monday 3rd August, daytime bus services in Lewis and Harris and South Uist and Benbecula will revert to normal timetables with no requirement to book seats, with the exception of the bookable services on the regular timetable. Please note that fares will also be reintroduced from Monday.
Timetables are available on the Comhairle website.
The service contracts for North Uist and Berneray and Barra and Vatersay have yet to be concluded and this has delayed the reintroduction of services in these areas. Further details of bus services timetables for these areas will be made available as soon as possible.
Please remember that face coverings remain compulsory on any form of public transport and this includes all public bus services. Passengers will only be permitted to travel on public transport if they are wearing appropriate face covering. Exceptions will apply, such as children under five or for those with health conditions for whom a face covering would be inappropriate. Passengers will be expected to provide their own face coverings.
Where a screen has been provided, the driver will not be required to wear a mask or face covering. Medical exemptions will also apply to some drivers.
Face-coverings protect against inadvertent transmission of the disease and wearing a face covering will help to protect other travellers which will in turn help everyone. It is vital that passengers do not see face coverings as an alternative, but as an addition to other measures such as social distancing, hand washing and disinfection of surfaces frequently touched by other people.
All passengers should ensure that they wash their hands as soon as possible before and after travelling on public transport.
Read more: Isles FM in association with Hebrides News - Friday 31st July 2020