Music plays an important part in west of Scotland and the Southern Hebridean islands are home to some very famous bands. Take for instance Runrig, from the Isle of Skye, and closer to home bands like Skerryvore and Skipinnish, both from Tiree. Most folk with an interest in Scottish music know these bands and if you don’t it’s time to get to know them better. These three bands happen to be my personal favourites too and I’ve seen them performing quite a few times on the Isle of Islay where I live. Recently a new band was formed when the lead-singer Robert Robertson from Skipinnish started the band Tide Lines and Norrie MacIver, born on Lewis, stepped in as the new Lead Singer of Skipinnish. The latter is now to be seen in a Video of their new hit single Alive. A fantastic song and a great video too with many views of the Hebrides. Enjoy!