Highlands & Islands

Islanders volunteer for Caledonian MacBrayne ferry ad

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Image caption Celtic band Macanta cover Supergrass hit Alright in the ad

Islanders volunteered to promote their isles in a new TV advert for Caledonian MacBrayne's ferry network.

The 30-second commercial featuring residents of Mull, Iona and Tiree will be shown for the first time on 11 May.

The advert's soundtrack is a cover of Supergrass hit Alright by Celtic band Macanta, with some lines of the song sung by the islanders.

CalMac's head of marketing Peter Griffiths said there was "no need to cajole anyone" to take part.

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Image caption Natalie Livingston and Rebecca Woolcock are among the islanders to feature
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Image caption Another of the commercial's cast is Iona fisherman Neil Jardine
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Image caption The Wright family on Tiree

Mr Griffiths said: "They were really excited about it and we got a great response."

The islanders who appear in the advert include Neil Jardine, a fisherman from Iona, and Hannah and Andy Wright and their family from Tiree.

Also featured are Tobermory fish and chip van servers Natalie Livingston and Rebecca Woolcock.

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