Slideshow - Highlights from this week’s paper

Don’t miss your Stornoway Gazette with some great news stories on Hospital bed-blocking, Island mortgages, dangers to local horses, as well as some great special features on the recent Northern Lights display and the tour of the Islands by Commonwealth Games mascot ‘Commonwealth Clyde’.

Other highlights include the start of work on the new Harris Distillery see page 1 and 4.

The official opening of Barra wind turbine ‘Spagan’ see page 6.

Doors to close at the Legion find out the reasons for the decision on page 8.

Top award for Lewis woman find out the secret to her success on page 14.

Take in the stunning images of the Aurora Borealis on page 16.

Our feature interview with musician Willie Campbell reveals his foray into Gaelic song see page 18.

Commonwealth Games hopeful Kerry Macphee is tells us how she is already pedalling for Scotland with her regular column on page 36.

Big Eck is a big hit in Stornoway see our feature on page 39.

And Island teen-swimmer Kara Hanlon has reached a Commonwealth standard time find out about her efforts to qualify for the Games on page 40.