Tonight’s concert (Tuesday August 20th) due to be played in Castlebay by the Nevis Ensemble has been cancelled, because of a technical issue affecting the ferry.

MV Isle of Lewis is delayed from her 1.30pm run, which would have brought the 40 orchestral musicians and their tour managers to Castlebay in time for tonight’s performance at Castlebay Community Hall.

The orchestra now hopes the update at 3.30pm will give them good news for a crossing in time for tomorrow’s performances, which are scheduled for Castlebay Community School, Traigh Siar in Vatersay and at Barra airport.

CalMac says there will be an update at 3.30pm, but there may be further disruption to the Oban Castlebay service.