Scalpay singer Dol Eoin Mackinnon is to feature in a new promotional advert for Caledonian MacBrayne, which will be aired for this first time during the interval of Coronation Street next Monday (May 11).

Dol Eoin's band Macanta perform their twist on the Supergrass song 'Alright' in the commercial, which also involves various representatives from some of the communities Cal Mac serves.

Last year, Caledonian MacBrayne carried 4.65million people, 1.1million cars, 11,000 coaches and 93,000 commercial vehicles to the 24 islands served by its ferries on 130,000 separate sailings the length and breadth of the 200-mile network.

The campaign will also feature strong social media presence across Cal Mac’s channels and more ‘surprise’ online videos will be launched throughout the summer months, investigating different aspects of the islands from across the whole network – from heritage and history, through food and drink, to wildlife and the great outdoors.