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This week’s Stornoway Gazette features the Stornoway Christmas light switch-on which saw locals pull out all the stops despite a much reduced budget.

Also in this week’s paper is the news that the High Church in Stornoway is likely to remain part of the Church of Scotland despite the results of the recent vote, while the high winds that struck the island are also featured with a page of images highlighting the destruction caused.

Angus MacNeil also tells this week’s Gazette what he thinks about the proposed plan to increase MP’s wages, while coverage of the visit from former minister of Rosskeen Free Church, Rev Kenny MacDonald, who recently spoke at a special fellowship evening in Stornoway, is also featured.

Plus see an article on the new environmental volunteering project launched in the Western Isles and read about the fantastic fundraising efforts of the team at the Scottish Salmon Company.

A special baking page is also in this week’s Gazette, calling on star bakers to send in Christmas baking recipes - and for inspiration read about the Stornoway chef who was victorious in the ‘Great Army Bake Off’.

Meanwhile BBC ALBA are getting into the Christmas spirit with their festive promo which stars a Christmas tree from a forest in Lewis - read all about how they made the two minute film.

And in the sport this week find out who the winners were on the night of the Stornoway Sea Angling Prize Giving plus all the action from the North Lewis 10k, 5k and fun run.