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After setting up a 24-hour charity swimming event - the equivalent of the Uig to Tarbert and Lochboisdale to Mallaig ferry routes - the Liniclate lifeguards seem to be the latest victims of the curse of CalMac.

For, at the time of writing, two of the eight-strong swimming team are currently stranded on the mainland due to ferry disruptions.

They are still trying to get back to Benbecula in time for the 24-hour swimming marathon, which is due to splash off tonight (Sunday, March 26) at 5.30 pm.

However, the plucky lifeguard team and their team of supporters have been undeterred by the setback and remain determined to complete the 99-mile swimming challenge as planned.

The money raised by the event, due to end on Monday at 5.30 pm, will go to the Western Isles Cancer Care Initiative.

The online fundraising appeal now sits at £1,755, almost double the initial target.

Collection tins are also strategically placed at various places in Uist.