Sideshow - highlights from this week’s Stornoway Gazette

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Don’t miss your Stornoway Gazette this week with all your news, events, features and views, some of the highlights from this week’s paper are:

The First Minister Alex Salmond reveals plan to give Islands more power, see page 3.

A Berserker now stands guard in Lews Castle Grounds, read about the new installation on page 5.

Lews Castle College UHI launches new Gaelic Degree, find out more on page 6.

New training facilities for Island fire service, see page 7.

Community project is putting fruit and vegetable on the menu, find out more about the innovative project on pages 10 and 11.

History and entertainment are combined in the World War I commemorative series, Call of the Gael, read about the details of the latest production ‘Sequamur’ in our page 13 feature.

Internationally acclaimed fiddler Duncan Chisholm has become an ambassador for the Hebridean Celtic Festival, find out more in our page 19 feature interview.

Swedish photographer captured some stunning shots when she took a training programme in the Islands, find out how she fit into Island life in our feature on page 23.

The Hebridean Bootcamp is hailed a fitness success, read about early morning training sessions, weight loss and friendships gained in our feature on page 34.

Jonny Pritchard takes the honours in the Benbecula Half Marathon, find out about the other successful athletes on page 35.

The Western Isles prepares to receive the Queen’s Baton, if you are interested in who will be carrying the baton check out our story on page 37.

It was a cloud nine moment when the Nicolson Girls Senior football team took the honours at the North of Scotland Cup, we have a full match report on pages 40 and 38.