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Heb Celt or bust 16/7/12
A Scots band undertook high speed race across the sea to get to the Hebridean Celtic
Festival in time.
Fast-paced modern Gaelic music band Sketch were blocked from flying to the event
by USA border control officials.
The group had just finished a Canadian tour but were forced to delay their return
via America to Scotland.
They had to stay in the States overnight and were instructed that, under tougher
security rules, they needed a visa waiver before getting through.
All onward connections were lost and the island gig looked doomed until they hit
on the idea of hiring a fast RIB boat to get to Stornoway.
Eventually landing in Edinburgh on Saturday evening it was a mad rush by car to board
the RIB at Ullapool which sped at 50 knots across the Minch.
Running late after the bumpy, wet ride, the foot stomping group scrambled on stage
to a waiting crowd at the last performance on the second stage at the event.
Sketch were determined to make the festival