Slideshow - in your Stornoway Gazette this week

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Don’t miss all your local news, views and events in this week’s Stornoway Gazette.

Making the headlines this week is our front page story about Lews Castle opening in summer 2015 with a Sunday opening for the museum cafe.

The Scottish Cabinet will visit Stornoway next month and with Ministers to host a public discussion about the vision for Scotland’s future see page 3.

Opening up the access to Lews Castle Grounds for all see our feature on page 5.

A chance to voice your views on fuel investigation is offered as the Office of Fair Trading intends to hold a meeting in Stornoway on the issue find out more details on page 6.

Local vet Hector Low is shortlisted for Vet of the Year, find out more in our page 8 story.

There is a call for more open land ownership information, with reform to result in clearer information, see our feature on the subject on page 11.

The Hebridean Celtic Festival to the four, as it makes the top ten list of best summer festivals again see our story on page 16.

Are you ready for the Battle of the Bands? See who will be slugging it out acoustically in The Scene on page 18.

It’s been a busy month for active youngsters in the Islands, check out our regular Healthy Activities column on page 35.

The Island’s Gers fans have the blue carpet rolled out for them during a trip to Ibrox, find out how the annual trip went in our feature on page 36.

Battling display for Stornoway Rugby lads at Bayhead see our story on page 39.