This week the Comhairle takes action as Leader Angus Campbell brings an inter-island flight plan to the table; the authority takes legal action against Lewis Sports Centre architects; and members voice concerns over the future of the Western Isles’ mail service.
Island developments highlighted in this week’s Gazette are social landlords Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) pulling out of Stornoway’s Tolmie Terrace new build scheme in preference of creating housing at Melbost and Marybank; as well as work starting on a new subsea cable between Barra and Eriskay; and MP Angus MacNeil meets with mobile phone operators in Uig.
Huge fun was had at the annual SPCA Dog Show, check out our picture spread in the paper; and for the week ahead it’s a jam-packed programme of activities in the 2013 Isle of Harris Mountain Festival.
In sports it’s glory all the way as Carloway FC are crowned Lewis and Harris League Champions – the first time in 80 years – and Stornoway Athletic FC win their first domestic trophy since 2008 with the Moldova Lewis Cup.
Gazette weather columnist Eddie Graham takes a look back at the islands’ summer stats; readers can get the low-down on next week’s Loopallu Festival in Ullapool; and Taransay gets a tidy up – no more Pot Noodle containers and Lucozade bottles!
For all this and much more, check out this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out now.