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Stornoway Gazette, front page, September 24, 2015.
Stornoway Gazette, front page, September 24, 2015.

Keep up to date with all the news, views and events in the Western Isles in this week’s Stornoway Gazette.

As an island community our transport to the mainland is a priority and residents will welcome this, see page 1 and 5. Contention persists on conservation plans that could restrict fishing around the isles.

We cover a Barra campaign group’s efforts on our page 3 lead. We reveal how a local astronomer believes his research has pinpointed the Star of Bethlehem. A talk on the new finding will raise money for Bethesda Hospice, see page 6.

You’ll find the usual but unique round-up of live entertainment in The Scene, page 18. And our islands’ wonderful kids take pride of place this week.

Turn to page 8 and 9 to see photographs of young islanders’ first day at school. With sports coverage as comprehensive as always there is plenty to catch your eye in this week’s issue.