Highlands & Islands

Line-up for the 11th Blas festival is unveiled

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Image caption The countdown to the annual celebration of Highland culture has started

Performers and events for the 11th Blas festival have been announced at a launch event in Inverness.

Acts include Dick Gaughan, Macanta, The Scottish Traditional Song Collective, Eddi Reader and Julie Fowlis.

Gigs, performances and dances will be staged at venues across the Highlands and Argyll from 4 to 12 September.

Inverness and Wick, as well as Sleat and Broadford on Skye, will be among the places holding events during the celebration of Highland culture.

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, The Alan Kelly Gang, Anne Lorne Gillies, Cathy Ann MacPhee and Anna Massie have been lined up to make appearances during the festival.

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