Good news in this week’s Stornoway Gazette as 20 new jobs are announced at the town’s Tesco store with the introduction of a new online home delivery service.
We take a look at why the Comhairle have disregarded MoD objections and granted permission for four wind turbines in the Uists; and Western Isles MSP explains why he has voted against the same sex marriage Bill.
High Church members and adherents also cast their vote in a Kirk Session ballot which shows the vast majority wish to leave the Church of Scotland over the controversy of gay ministers – although results of the official ballot by the Lewis Presbytery have still to be counted.
Good news for island fishermen as we explore what a trial of dogfish catches could have on the local fleet; and find out what The Nicolson Interact Club have been busy raising funds for.
Former Mod Gold Medallist Isobel Ann Martin tells of her excitement about her new album launch and concert in An Lanntiar; and the Mischa MacPherson Trio speak of their success reaching the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award final.
Our Walking and Nature columnist Mick Blunt lets readers in on a fantastic walk around Broadbay; and it’s time to start voting in our Star Pets 2013 competition!
And in sport it’s a horsescotland award for island woman Fiona Chisholm, as well as the tension of the Allan Dowie shield darts semi-finals.
All this and much, much more in this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out now.