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British gong for our kerry

Kerry MacPhee needs no introduction to Gazette readers. The South Uist cycling superstar has worn lycra for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, won and podiumed across the world on two wheels and has a whopping 10 gold gongs for the Western Isles at the NatWest Island Games.

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Super swimmers make history

Super swimmers make history

A trio of sea faring super swimmers touched home at Ardroil Sands in Uig, Lewis, after a historic swim from the Flannan Isles this week.

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August is THE month for island golf

August is THE month for island golf

Hardly had I fled the country in mid-July than the weather improved dramatically at home. My understandable disappointment was tempered by winning the award for the best nett score by a visitor in the Senior Golf Association of Northern Portugal Amateur Open Championship at Estela Golf Club. Somehow, they managed to engrave all of that onto a rather impressive little trophy, which made the daily photographs of a sun-drenched Hebrides a touch less painful.

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Josh Kerr has been training in the Pyrenees with Mo Farah

Edinburgh 1500m star Josh Kerr believes prep is ideal for Worlds

Josh Kerr has spent the past two weeks sniffing the clean air of the Pyrenees and the Capital athlete reckons cutting out the clutter of big city life will clear his path towards scaling the heights at the world athletics championships.

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The victorious Lewis team. Picture by Colin Cameron.

Five in a row for Lewis

A clinical Camanachd Leòdhais got their hands on the Heb Celt Cup for the fifth year in succession with a 4-2 win over local rivals Uist in an enthralling contest that could have gone either way.

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Rafa Cabrera Bello. Pic by Getty Images.

Cabrera Bello snatches Scottish Open title after play-off drama

Sport can quite often be a game of fine margins, and nobody knew that better on Sunday evening than Englishman Callum Shinkwin.
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Dundonald Links Golf Course has proved a fine host of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Poulter heading out for final round in 'right state of mind'.

Ian Poulter knows that mind games can force you to lose a game of golf before you've teed off.

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With three Majors already in the bag, Pdraig Harrington has already cemented his legacy.

Pádraig relaxed about his Scottish Open chances

If Pádraig Harrington doesn't finish off the job and seal this year's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open title on Sunday he'll be the last person to beat himself up about it.

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Dundonald Links is playing host to the Scottish Open.

Fowler feels at home in Scotland

World number six Rickie Fowler says it's great to be back playing links golf in Scotland.

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Richie Ramsay landed a place at the Open Championship with his second place finish in Ireland.

Ramsay aiming to keep up the momentum

Scotsman Richie Ramsay is aiming to build on his good recent form at this weekend's Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

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A golden week for WIIGA athletes

A golden week for WIIGA athletes

Wednesday, June 28

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End of an era as Donnie bids farwell to the track

End of an era as Donnie bids farwell to the track

There was no fairytale ending for Donnie Macleod in the 4x400m relay.

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Heather in the air during her monster 11.09 leap which earned her gold.

Island Games - Thursday Round Up

Our golden WIIGA girls struck again today in another historic day of medals, personal bests and sheer unadulterated joy.

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Praise for Island athletes at Gotland Games

Praise for Island athletes at Gotland Games

The Leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr. Roddie MacKay, has paid tribute to the athletes representing Team Western Isles at the Natwest World Island games in Gotland this week.

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Rangers boost for Bethesda

Rangers boost for Bethesda

On a visit to Ibrox, DJ Murray, Shader, Point, won a Rangers signed framed strip which he auctioned on his return.

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It was heartbreak for the Women's football team as they just lost out on progression due to goal difference.

Island Games - Wednesday Round-Up

Girl power continues to fuel the good ship WIIGA as another medal was mined by one of female athletes.

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Big smiles from the Western Isles team members and families at the NatWest Island Games being held in Gotland, Sweden this week.

Gotland Island Games - Tuesday Round Up

The famous MacPhee engine cranked into overdrive in Gotland once more as the super siblings got on their bikes, donned their superhero cloaks and attached their Terminator level legs which simply steamrolled away the competition.

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Island Games: Daily Update - MONDAY

Island Games: Daily Update - MONDAY

The only place to start today’s round-up is with our Western Isles women. Girl Power was out in force in Gotland as our phenomenal females took centre stage.

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WIIGA2017: Island Games daily round-up SUNDAY

WIIGA2017: Island Games daily round-up SUNDAY

Each day of competition we aim to bring you a brief round-up of the day’s action here in Gotland with a longer, more detailed roundup, with action photos and interviews in the print version of the newspaper on Thursday.

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Alan Brown from The Scottish Salmon Company  was at the launch to handover the new kit  to athletes and managers of the Western Isles Island Games Association.

“Without sponsors we would really struggle to compete” says chairman

Western Isles Island Games Association Chairman Norrie ‘Tompsh’ Macdonald’ paid tribute to The Scottish Salmon Company - and to all who have sponsored and assisted the WIIGA squad - admitting without them the squad would be unable to compete at international events, such as next week’s NatWest Island Games.

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