Don’t miss all the news, views and events in this week’s Stornoway Gazette out now, some of the highlights include:
Ancient boat may be unearthed in the Uists see our front page story to find out more about the hidden archaeological treasure of the Islands.
Concerns are raised about the possibility of more turbines being sited near to the Iolaire monument see the full story on page 3.
It’s a spirited end of the Monaco find out what lies ahead for the former vessel on page 8.
The world’s youngest Harris Tweed weaver tells us why he has been attracted to the industry, see our feature on page 9.
We unveil the campaign to win your Yes vote in September’s Independence Referendum with a discussion event held in Back see our story on page 13.
Lewis talent draws a crowd at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections see our review of the performances on page 14.
There will be love and laughs this Valentines Day with a hilarious new Gaelic comedy production taking place at An Lanntair, Stornoway see our taster for the performance on page 22.
A tale of a Hebridean childhood strikes a chord in Japan, see our story of an unusual collaboration on page 23.
Burns Day is celebrated around the Isles see pictures from events at the Fortrose Lodge, Blar Buidhe care centre and Stornoway Golf Club on pages 21, 28 and 44.
Sixty-nine year old Alistair Pratt and his Labrador Tess will soon undertake a mammoth 210 mile walk to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Find out Alistair’s motivation in taking on this challenge in our story on page 31.
Pictures from the recent Badminton Open and new members for the Islands’ Sport and Health team are featured in our monthly Health Activities column on page 43.