Scots musicians flee France in fishing boatmain
The Dunedin Consort, a baroque ensemble based in Edinburgh, had gone to France last week for their first public performance since lockdown. Then the UK Government imposed a 14-day quarantine on people returning from France. It came into effect at 0400 Saturday. All conventional escape routes were overbooked.
The Consort decided not to cancel their Friday night concert. With great resource, they hired a fishing boat and crossed the Channel the old-fashioned way, arriving at Hayling Island in Hampshire at 03:50, with just 10 minutes to spare.
Good to see the spirit of Dunkirk is alive and well.
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photo: Clare Stevens