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This week the Stornoway Gazette reports on the ferocious row engulfing the Crofters Commission over the dismissal of two grazings committees, with the chair of the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF) calling for an urgent meeting with the new Minister of Crofting in regards to the situation, see page 1 and 5.

We also have a feature interview with the newly elected MSP for the Western Isles Alasdair Allan, who sets out his first priorities for the new term at Holyrood, see page 1 and 3.

The local organising committee for the Royal National Mod have released their list of fundraising events in the run up to the October Gaelic showcase, see page 2.

As the decision day looms for appointing the company which will be running the Clyde and Hebrides ferry routes for the next eight years Scotland’s largest union Unite calls for Government to keep the lifeline services in public hands, see page 6.

New research is being carried out to explore the feasibility of the Scottish Government reintroducing the Air Discount Scheme for island businesses, find out more in our article on page 7.

The recently reformed band Astrid highlight how this year’s Hebridean Celtic Festival is their perfect gig and talk about the new material they have been working on in our feature interview on page 25.

With nostalgia on pages 20 and 21, puzzles on page 27, a healthy living page on 33 there is lots to see in your Stornoway Gazette this week.