There’s news, views, community events, entertainments and sports galore in this week’s Stornoway Gazette.
We take a look at developments to the Loch Carnan fuel depot, report on Comhairle Councillors expenses, and detail that the NHS Western Isles Patient Travel Policy is under review, as well as a Public Services Ombudsman ruling which requires the local Health Board to apologise to an island family.
Rural pharmacies, Post Offices and community land-buyouts all feature in our weekly news round up and the Dual World Heritage Site St Kilda comes into focus with a group of rowers successfully completing the St Kilda to Skye row and as a team of swimmers get ready to embark upon the ‘St Kilda Swim’ from Horgabost to the remote isles.
The Lewis Mod is captured in our photo gallery, as well as a picture spread of the recent Drag Race.
Our entertainments looks at the success of STRAMASH 2014 and HebCelt songstress Cara Dillon tells why she’s looking forward to this summer’s festival. And Lewis man Jock Murray takes a look back at his whaling days with a new BBC documentary airing next week on Britain’s forgotten industry.
District News, Readers Letters and Facebook comments are featured as always and in sport readers can follow the story of Commonwealth Games hopeful Kerry Macphee, find out about the tremendous success of Stornoway Running and Athletics Club, as well as the highs and lows of the part week in Island football.
All this and much more in this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out now.