The massive worldwide following for Lewis band Peat & Diesel got another hit of live mayhem from their favourite musicians yesterday (Saturday 19 September).
The draw for a raffle organised in aid of Alzheimer Scotland Western Isles branch was live and predictably chaotic, as band members Innes and Uilleam struggled to keep Boydie on track with the winners’ announcements.
The star prize was a unique oil drum seat, made by raffle promoter Mark Maciver who said: “Made out of the finest materials straight from the croft in Lochs where Boydie grew up as a young boy, the oil drum is claimed to be the very one he used for transport where he would climb inside and roll down to the shore.”
Along with other distinctive prizes, the autographed oil drum chair helped sell an impressive £2,800 worth of tickets, rounded up on the day by a generous donation to make the total of £3,000.
Mark said: “Thank you very much to everyone who bought tickets. An incredible sum that’ll be put to good use by Alzheimers Scotland Western Isles – and Inverness isn’t too far for the top prize to go!”
And a spokesperson for Alzheimer Scotland said: “Thanks to Mark MacIver for organising the Peat & Diesel fundraiser prize draw. A massive £3000 raised for local funds! We are blown away!”
The picture shows Boydie attempting to stow away before the prize is shipped, with Molly the dog in her Alzheimer support t-shirt.