This week’s Stornoway Gazette brings you some Christmas cheer as we report on Gus the ‘hero dog’ who found an elderly man who had fallen in the snow.
We also check in on how Santa is doing with his rounds visit island schools to check who has been naughty and who has been nice!
Serious news includes the story of a Benbecula man whose life on dialysis is being made unfeasible by lack of island transport links; and we see how the collapse of WeeW has left the Comhairle out of pocket.
We also report on a polecat raid which took out 63 chickens in Benbecula; that the isles’ interconnector timetable has been pushed back; that a Parkinson’s Nurse has been appointed to the Western Isles, and how An Lanntair art centre is undergoing changes.
In entertainments it’s quite exciting as we reveal the first headliner of the 2014 Hebridean Celtic Festival; chat to author Peter May about his new book, and take a look at what events, talks and outings are planned by the Islands Book Trust for next year.
This week’s paper features our Walking and Nature column, as well as our Fishing column; and in sport we celebrate the Scottish titles success of swimmer Kara Hanlon, and announce the Swim to St Kilda taking place next summer.
There’s all that and more!
And next week’s paper, our Christmas issue, will hit the news stands – weather permitting – tomorrow, Tuesday, December 24th.