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Stornoway Gazette, Oct 8, front page.
Stornoway Gazette, Oct 8, front page.

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

This week’s Stornoway Gazette has 48 pages of news, events and features highlighting everything that is going on in the Western Isles.

Gaelic is at the forefront of a few of articles this week, as we anticipate the beginning of this year’s Royal National Mod, which kicks off in Oban on Friday.

We will have full coverage from the event online and in print as the stories unfold.

Gaelic is also highlighted in our page 5 lead story as we discover how well the language is doing, shown by the statistics now available from the latest census.

New technology to help Gaelic speakers is also unveiled in our lead story on page 7 as we showcase a new computer programme which can convert Gaelic text to speech.

And we also feature the Gaelic culture and language thanks to coverage from the Barra and Vatersay local Mod on page 25.

We have more Primary Ones in our latest gallery of pictures from Island schools on page 17 and Island MP Angus Macneil reveals the issues which are capturing political attention at Westminster in his column on page 11.

As ever there is a full round up of sport with running, rugby, football, golf and shinty grabbing the headlines.