The Isle of Skye Pipe Band will not be playing in Portree Square this Hogmanay.
Peter MacDonald told Skye Times Online that the decision was taken to allow members of the band to spend time with their families all around the island. Other band members will be playing with bands in Edinburgh to welcome in the New Year.
Mr MacDonald said: "2018 has been a very busy and successful year for the band. We are indebted for the community support, to our sponsors and local business's for providing assistance throughout the year."