Niall Iain Macdonald has made two dramatic solo attempts to row across the Atlantic, from NY to SY – New York to Stornoway – to raise awareness of mental health issues. Previously he had completed a 43-mile row from Stornoway to Ullapool in 26 hours.
Supported by never before seen footage, this signature Faclan event is the first time he has told his compelling story in public. It is an extraordinary account of a voyage from depression to mental health.
‘I undertook this challenge as a result of my own experience of depression and the impact it had on me and those around me. We all take our own unique path through our lives and my one took me out onto the ocean. I’m not sure what lies over the horizon now but I very much hope that some good has come from all this over the past few years… Remember that you are not alone, I know that I wasn’t.’ Niall Iain Macdonald