We lead this week with the news that a Gaelic playgroup could close because it cannot find a Gaelic-speaking playleader.
This is our ‘splash’ because it is clear that early Gaelic education is vital to a language dear to us all, see our front page and page 7.
But there’s excellent news too on the Gaelic front: The Royal National Mòd in Oban was a huge success.
We sent a correspondent into the midst of an event celebrating both the history and future of the Gaelic language, its culture, its traditions.
In other news we look at the reality behind figures suggesting our islands are not doing well on recycling.
You’ll find a great section on entertainment, telling you what’s happening and when. If you want to experience the best in local music, we inform you on a line up at The Woodlands Centre on Friday.
With comprehensive sports coverage, we’re glad to present sport that matters to our community. There was disappointment for Lewis and Harris FC but we’re proud to present coverage testament to their fighting spirit, see page 46.