Slideshow - Week in Pictures

This week in the Stornoway Gazette read our front page exclusive interview with Gillian Macleod following her dramatic escape from her car after it plunged into a loch.

Stornoway is one of seventy towns marking Holocaust Memorial Day, find out more on page 7.

The Harris Distillery is set to welcome summer visitors, find out more about this new attraction on page 9.

The success of The Shed project is highlighted in our feature on page 12.

And if you are planning a wedding in 2015 then find out the benefits of securing a package deal in our feature on page 13.

There is a glorious line up at the Ullapool book festival this year, including famous author Val McDermid.

And the weather may have been snowy and cold but there was great fun for families as the took to their sleds, see our picture special on page 15.

In community news Iochdar School janitor George Stephenson hands over his keys on page 19.

And the commitment of local Coastguards was marked with a long-service awards ceremony, see our pictures on page 10 and 28.

Stornoway butcher ‘Charley Barleys’ had a tasty success at the World Scotch Pie Championship with a Silver and Bronze award for their products, find out more on page 29.

And in sport Six- sational Stornoway win the day on the rugby pitch, see our spread on page 30.

We also feature athletics in our round up of this week’s sporting events in the second round of racing in the AMC Construction cross country series, with a full report and pictures on page 31.

So there is plenty to choose from in this week’s issue of the Stornoway Gazette Out Now!