Front page of this week’s Stornoway Gazette heralds a new champion – the 1st World Guga Eating champ Peter Macritchie from Fivepenny in Ness!
We take a look at a new project which aims to offer skills and job opportunities in a bid to sustain island abattoirs; report that around 1,000 homes in the Western Isles are vacant with figures released from the last census, and news that the Paric Trust have secured funding to proceed with a community buy-out of the estate.
Our Review of the Year 2013 continues; and this week’s Gazette has two great features among many – find out the connection between one island family and explorer David Livingston; and what are the New Year’s resolutions of some familiar island faces.
Music columnist Jori Kim looks back at 2013’s musical highlights on our Entertainment pages, and in Sport, readers can enjoy part two of the history of the Lewis and Harris Select.
All this and more on the news-stands now – remember to pick up your copy!