The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) dominates our splash this week, and rightly so.
This bilateral trade agreement has a huge impact on the mechanics of vital public services at a local level.
In a small consultation with residents and publicans, we report some opinions on the business and social impact of further public smoking bans see our lead on page 3.
Government correspondence over cleaning up the Uig military base makes page four, proving an interesting discussion between Westminster and Holyrood.
We’re comprehensive this week on entertainment, with a feature on Americana band Wynntown Marshals, sure to interest those who’ve seen posters around town for their forthcoming gig.
Jori updates us on ‘The Scene’ in his usual but inimitable style on page 18.
An exclusive with Walter Smith and extensive coverage of local teams makes for a great sport section, see page 36 for the Walter Smith feature.
Do contact our reporters, should you have a matter deserving of wider attention. If it matters to you, it matters to us.