Peat and Diesel: ‘That’s the way we wash them… in the Western Isles!’

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NHS Western Isles has again joined forces with local folk rock band Peat and Diesel to collaborate on a new tongue-in-cheek music video ‘That’s the way we wash them’, hugely inspired by their smash hit ‘That’s the way we do it in the Western Isles’.

In these troubled times, NHS Western Isles says it need to get important messages across to younger members of the community in new ways.

The light-hearted video highlights the importance of handwashing during the coronavirus pandemic, in a way that should make people smile.

Whilst it’s not intended in any way to be educational or an instruction video, the handwashing message (and lyrics) get an important message across, and at the same time, will lift your spirits!

The message is communicated in the unmistakable tongue-in-cheek Peat and Diesel style, and features the band in never before seen footage.

NHS Western Isles Chief Executive, Gordon Jamieson, said: ”We want to sincerely thank Peat and Diesel, and to Wee Studio Records for again supporting us get important messages across.

‘Not only does this band create some excellent music, Peat and Diesel have been strong and invaluable supporters of the local NHS and have helped raise awareness of important messages on several occasions. We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support.’

Peat and Diesel accordionist, Innes Scott, said: ‘Peat and Diesel were only too delighted to again lend their support to NHS Western Isles and we hope our music continues to spread important health messages.  We hope you enjoy the video!’