Rockers Peat and Diesel jam together online during lockdown

The Highland rockers streamed a performance live from their homes during the coronavirus crisis.

Highland rockers Peat and Diesel have been keeping themselves and their fans occupied during the coronavirus lockdown with a live broadcast online. 
The trio all streamed live from their respective houses on the Western Isles- entertaining fans as they jammed and had a laugh. 
More than 1000 people tuned in live to what was initially intended to be a test of the online streaming facility. 
It comes ahead of a broadcast of a TV documentary following the band which airs next week, followed by a screening of their recent sold-out Barrowlands show. 
Fans were also treated to an unnamed new song, made up on the spot by guitarist and singer Boydie. 
Accordionist Innes Scott said “Since we can’t gig at the moment we thought we’d get together online for a bit of fun and to help cheer people up. 
“We didn’t realise we were going to be live until it was up and running – we’d hoped nobody saw it but it was like the panic buyers, except it was for music and craic, not toilet roll!” 
The band are the latest to livestream music online during the crisis – a movement called Covidceilidh has been hugely popular on Twitter and Facebook after it was started by traditional musician, fiddle player and composer Duncan Chisholm, with fans tuning in from all over the world to enjoy Scottish tunes during the virus pandemic. 
The composer is encouraging musicians from around the world to post an acoustic tune or song a day using the hashtag Covidceilidh to show comfort and solidarity.