Friday, August 23, 2019
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A new music festival on the island has CalMac as a main sponsor.

The company has pledged to help ensure the success of the inaugural Beò Festival in May.

According to organisers, it will be a live celebration of the music, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands. The two-day event will see bands from across Scotland including The Vatersay Boys, Trail West and Beinn Lee come to together to celebrate Gaelic Culture.

The festival takes place in the historic grounds of Armadale Castle.

CalMac's Director of Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Brian Fulton said: "This part of Skye has so much going for it and while the Cullins and the Fairy Pools are top of most visitors' lists, those willing to walk the less beaten path will be well rewarded. Helping to bring more people to see what Sleat has to offer can only be good for the local economy and we are delighted to be able to help."

 

Organiser John Robertson said: "We're delighted to be holding the first music festival on the magnificent grounds of Armadale Castle in Sleat. We want to celebrate and promote Gaelic with the finest bands around. The festival will be a weekend of craic with great music, food and drink. We're delighted to have CalMac as the main sponsor as they provide a magnificent service throughout the west coast."

Tickets for the event are available online now at www.beofest.eventbrite.co.uk.  

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