It’s been a busy week in the Isles and your Stornoway Gazette has it all wrapped up. Don’t miss your issue out now.
An island family missed their grocery shopping delivery as they had a very special delivery of their own on the way - and were delighted to receive a parcel from the supermarket to celebrate. Discover the whole story on page 5.
A long established Stornoway department store has been put up for sale for £799,000. Murdo Macleans & Sons on Cromwell Street is now for sale as a going concern. Find out more on page 7.
It’s windfall for Crossroads Lewis worth £5,000 find out more on page 9.
Four intrepid Lewis-women who took on an epic 100K walk between London and Brighton are delighted to have raised more than £11,000. See our feature on page 11.
Mòd Uibhist was held in Sgoil an Iochdair on May 29th and 30th with over 300 competitors taking part. See our picture special from the event on page 13.
A picture of success from this year’s Mòd Ionadail Leodhais see our picture special on pages 14 and 15.
It’s an Island festival debut for the acclaimed Minnesota singer songwriter Chastity Brown. See our feature on page 21.
The weekly round up from the Nicolson Institute Secondary School, Stornoway updates us on all the news and events pupils are taking part in on page 28.
A community celebration event took place on Saturday 6th June in Breasclete hall for the official handing over of the Carloway estate from the Galloway family to all the people living in the seven townships of Cnoc Chàrlabhaigh, Cirbhig, Dun Chàrlabhaigh, Tolsta a’ Chaolais,Breascleit, Pairc Breascliet and Calanais. See a report of the event on page 29.
The Lewis Car Club rally and drag race joined forces this year with a gravity defying stunt show by Kevin Carmichael for a day of motorsport magic for island petrol heads. See our double page spread with full report and pictures from the event on pages 30 and 31.
Back’s Under-14 side are the toast of the junior league after winning the Kemnay Cup Final last weekend. See more from the event on page 37.
There may have been no goals on the night but Carloway and Back played out as entertaining a goalless draw as you are likley to see in 2015. Read all about the highs and lows of the match on pages 38 and 39.
Jonny Lawson of Portobello Running Club made it two out of two last Saturday when he won the Benbecula Half Marathon just two weeks after winning the Stornoway Half Marathon, find out more highlights from the race on page 40.
It was another successful 5k for the Leanne Fund, held in Point at the weekend, with hardy runners and walkers braving the conditions to support the local charity. A fantastic total of £1386.29 was raised. See our picture special on the event on page 40.
Top times and star turns at Western Isles Athletics Championships see our double page report and gallery of pictures by sports’ reporter Eric Mackinnon on pages 42, 43 and 44.