Gaelic TV presenter to attempt New York-Stornoway row

Niall Iain Macdonald Niall Iain Macdonald rowed from Stornoway to Ullapool in 2008

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Gaelic TV and radio presenter Niall Iain Macdonald is to fly to New York this weekend for the start of his attempt to row solo to Stornoway.

Dubbed NY2SY, the crossing of the North Atlantic from the US east coast to Lewis will raise money for the Scottish Association of Mental Health.

Mr Macdonald, 39, expects the journey to take him at least three months to complete.

On the way, he could encounter icebergs and hurricane-force winds.

In 2008, the broadcaster rowed from Lewis, across the Minch, to Ullapool on the Scottish mainland.

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