Niall gets set to row into record books

NIALL Iain Macdonald prepares to embark on his oar-some challenge to become the first man to row from New York to Stornoway.

The BBC Gaelic television and radio presenter showed off his boat in Edinburgh ahead of spending three months battling the currents of the North Atlantic next year.

The journalist, who has suffered depression in the past, hopes to raise £100,000 for the Scottish Association for Mental Health.