This week there are plenty of prizes on offer, for our worthy students at the Nicolson Institute and their gallery of success on pages 10 and 11, to the heroes of the Natwest Island Games, which took place in Jersey.
The triumphant team Western Isles return with a total of 17 medals and some inspiring tales of the highs and lows of competition, find out more in our special round up spread of the event from pages 36 to 40.
In the rest of the sporting news there is a feature on a pair of Gers’ legends visit to the local fans supporters’ club on page 34.
And we catch up with what is happening on the local football scene in our round up of action on page 33.
The St Kilda Swim challenge is also back on the menu as the nine strong team wait for a weather window to open to get their challenge underway, find out how their training is going on page 8.
There are many different kinds of vessels featured in this week’s issue from news about the latest threat of strike action on the ferries, to information about the cruise liners which call into Stornoway port on page 6, as well as details on a new St Ayles Skiff which is ready to be launched in Shawbost, find out more in our feature on page 12.