SLIDESHOW - This week’s Gazette in pictures

Inside this week’s Stornoway Gazette it was revealed a potential 13 jobs and three training places could created in Harris with the £502,212 investment in business units, and how a brand new(ish) combine harvester is helping Abhainn Dearg distillery.

This week also saw work begin on the new Stornoway/Ullapool ferry and Iain X Maciver (former media spokesman for Bill Walker) telling his side of the story.

In sport this week we celebrate the dawn of a new day for island football with the launch of a new club, the Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust look back on what has been a mixed year for island anglers and our monthly walking column takes us on a challenging but rewarding hike in the western end of the North Harris Mountains.

Other highlights this week include Cameron McNeish at the Harris Mountain Festival, the islanders who helped create the Great Tapestry of Scotland, an interview with the new Stornoway Harbourmaster Captain Read, an Olympic visitor to Lochside Arena and the opening of new council offices in Harris.

For the full stories and more photographs see this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out now.