A REGIONAL health board has teamed up with a popular Celtic punk band to fight coronavirus in the Scottish Islands. 

NHS Western Isles have linked up with Peat and Diesel to relaunch the music video for My Island, which now includes "some key health messages on how to keep our islands safe".

Announcing the launch yesterday, NHS Western Isles said it was "aimed as a message to both islanders and visitors alike".

"The anthemic music video presents some stunning video footage of the Western Isles (as well as other Scottish islands), whilst also incorporating some important safety messages."

The video includes information on Covid symptoms to look out for, social distancing, face coverings, good hygiene practice, and other important points for helping to slow the spread of the virus. 

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Guidance is also included for anyone who is experiencing coronavirus symptoms, advising them to immediately self-isolate and access local testing.

NHS Western Isles chief executive Gordon Jamieson said: “This music video presents the perfect blend of uplifting local music and stunning island imagery to highlight our very special islands and how to keep us all safe during this pandemic.

"We are extremely grateful to Peat and Diesel for teaming up with us to highlight these messages and to Calum J. MacLeod for editing what is an incredible video.”

Peat and Diesel accordionist, Innes Scott, said “Peat and Diesel were only too delighted to lend their support to NHS Western Isles and we hope our music helps spread some important messages.

"We are very grateful for all the hard work the NHS is doing, especially during this particular time.”