With one week to go until polling day on May 5th the issues which are concerning local voters in the Scottish Parliamentary election have become much clearer.
This week our letters pages (pages 18 & 19) are full of viewpoints about the relative merits of the SNP and Labour parties and the candidates fighting for the Na h-Eileanan an Iar seat.
You can read about the views of the Scottish Labour Party candidate Rhoda Grant and Scottish National Party candidate Alasdair Allan on pages 8 and 9.
Elsewhere we find out about concerns over proposed new marine designations off the Western Isles, see our lead story on page 1 and 5.
In Uist residents have been frustrated by the changes to bus timetables, find out more in our article on page 6.
In our special ‘Behind the Headlines’ feature this week on pages 14 & 15, reporter Dawn Renton looks at the long shadow cast by the Chernobyl disaster.
And with nostalgia on pages 20 & 21, our great Entertainment section from pages 24 to 27 and a busy sport round up which includes: the Nicolson girl’s vitory in the North of Scotland Cup on pages 34 & 35, shinty and golf on page 33, cycling on page 40 and football league action on pages 38 & 39 there is plenty to catch your eye in this week’s Stornoway Gazette.