Slideshow - The week in pictures

Each week the Stornoway Gazette brings you a comprehensive package of all the news, views, events and action from around the Isles.

Highlights in this week’s paper include: Parents claim that the Islands’ Patient Travel Policy has the ‘potential to exclude’ see our front page story.

The Lewis Branch of the Royal British Legion is no longer able to buy poppy wreaths for local war memorials see our lead story on page 3.

Presbytery puts forward the case for staying in the Church of Scotland as meeting takes place in Tarbert to discuss a split see our story on page 5.

Showcasing the winning images for the new Castle Museum see our feature on page 10.

Trust’s new loom initiative creates much needed jobs, find out more in our story on page 12.

Stornoway arts centre An Lanntair’s upcoming exhibition will explore the links between the Outer Hebrides and the Central Australian Deserts, see our feature on page 19.

Commonwealth Games participant, Kerry MacPhee sums up her experience in her final column on the sporting event, see page 34.

The Barometer theory is tested in our regular Angling column on page 35.

The Islands’s shinty team are determined to put one over on fellow newcomers, find out their game-plan on page 36.

Our regular football round up on page 39 showcases all the thrills and spills of league and cup action.

Sixteen year old Connor Maclean adds a national championship title to his athletic career see page 40 for more.