SLIDESHOW - This week in pictures

This week Island retailers pointed out the benefits of buying local this week as they welcomed the Office of Fair Trading’s delve into the ‘fake pricing’ practice undertaken by many multi-national stores.

We also report on Highland Fuels hope to move into South Uist; reveal community projects being funded by the Muaitheabhal Community Wind Farm Trust; and Comhairle nan Eilean Sair Leader, Angus Campbell, talks about governmental developments in the Our Islands Our Future campaign.

There is great news from St Kilda with the success of the islands bird-breeding season; and this week’s paper offers a sneak peak around Lews Castle prior to refurbishment works taking place.

Lews Castle College UHI students take the spotlight in their graduation ceremony, and the line-up for the Faclan Book Festival taking place later this year is announced.

And in a look at the islands’ sports, the Stornoway Sea Angling Club celebrates its 50th birthday; Askernish Golf Course welcomes American golf writer John Garrity; the Lochs Maroons lift the Co-op Cup, and Stornoway Rugby Club start a new season.

For all this and more, check out this week’s Stornoway Gazette, on the shelves now.