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.