New date for Peat and Diesel’s Tarbert gig

Peat and Diesel are set to headline the Tarbert Music Festival gig.

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall, However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free. To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thanks you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time


We value our content  and access to our full site is  only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards

Already a subscriber?


Subscribe Now

Fans of the musical phenomenon known as Peat and Diesel will need to wait for their dose of ‘Peatlemania’ in Tarbert after a planned show in September had to be rescheduled.

Stornoway sensations Innes, Uilly and Boydie – who play a mix of Scottish folk music and Celtic punk – were to perform at ‘The Big Gig In the Hall’ at Tarbert Music Festival on Friday September 18, but in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic organisers West Kintyre Promotions (WKP) took the difficult decision to reschedule the event to Saturday April 3 2021.

A WKP spokesperson said: ‘We are obviously disappointed. We tried to give the show every chance of going ahead. We are grateful to our partners and the band for agreeing to the date change. The guys are excited to play in Tarbert.

‘Tickets remain valid for the new date and we look forward to welcoming everyone for what will be a unique and intimate evening with Peat and Diesel.’