Slideshow - Inside your Gazette this week

Don’t miss this week’s edition of the Stornoway Gazette for some great local stories including:

The creation of a long-distance walking route, the Hebridean Way, could benefit island infrastructure like Sponish Bridge in North Uist see page 3 for the full story.

The renewable energy industry for years has been heralded as the holy grail of job creation in the Isles with eye-watering numbers quoted - find out the reality of the situation in our special report on page 5.

Concerns have been raised locally about the closure of the Inverness Fire Control Room and that this would mean emergency calls from the islands being answered in the Central Belt see the full story on page 7.

A ‘born carer’ in the Outer Hebrides is now well on her way to a career doing what she loves after completing a qualification designed to show employers she is ready for work see her story on page 9.

Britain’s leading travel writers have had their say on the top non-city holiday destinations see how the Hebrides rated on page 13.

Drivers are being urged to look out for otters while crossing Scalpay Bridge after three were reported to have been killed by cars find out the efforts to safeguard them on page 16.

Five island communities are being assisted by Proiseact nan Ealan (PNE) in commemorating the centenary of the Great War with the project , ‘Gairm nam Gàidheal’ find out what the plans are in our feature on page 17.

Award-winning folk rock band Levellers are the latest headliners to be added to this year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival find out more about this year’s line up in our feature story on page 21.

Chart topping Newton Faulkner returns to Stornoway on Tuesday night bringing his ‘Studio Zoo’ tour to island audiences on the An Lanntair stage. To read our feature interview with Newton see page 22.

Island Rangers fans were delighted this week by the visit of Euro legends to the Stornoway Supporters Club read all about the visit on page 48 and 45.