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This week the Stornoway Gazette details how Gaelic schools in the Western Isles are a step closer with a £500,000 grant from Scottish Government.

We also take a look at major developments which are to go ahead at Kisimul Castle in Barra; and raise a plea for local businesses to get involved and ensure there is enough money for a New Year’s Eve fireworks display in Stornoway.

The Brocken Spectre seen recently on the Clisham

The Brocken Spectre seen recently on the Clisham

Also under the microscope is the number of fish farm planning applications approved by the Comhairle; and you can read about proposals by the congregation of Stornoway’s High Church to leave the Church of Scotland.

The Western Isles MSP reveals how he sees the Gaelic language developing in Scotland; and The West Harris Trust welcome a new pontoon installed at Horgabost beach.

Our features this week tell the tales of 25 years on Sula Sgeir for Guga hunter Angus Murdo Gunn; and, as we approach Remembrance Day, of the posthumous recognition of war efforts made by the MacIver brothers – Kenny, Murdigan and Murchaidh – of Gress.

We also look at a ‘Brocken Spectre’ on the Clisham in our Weather column; hear what musician Danny, from Danny & The Champions of the World, says about the band’s début Hebridean gig; and urge men to know the signs and symptoms of cancer in our Health column.

In this week’s Stornoway Gazette there’s also awards for Camanachd Leodhais; Nacho Novo’s island visit; our Halloween horrors photo gallery; Harris young folk visiting Nepal; Galson Estate Trust community project success and much, much more.

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