Slideshow - the week in pictures

Don’t miss this week’s issue of the Stornoway Gazette, amongst the highlights are:

Ferry Fares slashed on Inter-Island routes details front page.

Highlands and Island Conservative MSP Jamie McGrigor backs Western Isles candidate Mark Brown as the party’s opens it election campaign office see page 5.

Cash is secured to aid roof repairs at local churches find out more on page 13.

The stars come out for the Gaelic Film Awards see all the local winners on pages 14 and 15.

Robins and Sparrows climb the ranks in spotting survey the ‘Big Garden Birdwatch’ learn more about this year’s results on page 17.

There were some great performances at this year’s Battle of the Bands final, find out who impressed in The Scene on page 18.

This week the Stornoway Gazette gears up for the start of the Lewis and Harris Football League 2015, find out who is rated by our sports journalist Eric Mackinnon from pages 20 - 29.

It was a spirited display by Stornoway RFC against Aberdeen Wanderers read all about the highs and lows of the match on page 44.

We feature the first win of the season for the Leodhsaich Lions, get your shinty update on page 45.

Cycling heroine Kerry Macphee did not have such a great start to her season, find out what caused her to have a trip to the hospital on page 47.

There is a blow for the Western Isles Island Games squad following the news that Christina Mackenzie is injured and can’t compete at the 2015 event, find out all the details in our back page lead.