Stornoway Gazette Out Now!

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This week we highlight some fantastic old and new pictures combined to create an unusal perspective of our communities. This unique spread was first featured in our sister publication Back in the Day, see more on pages 8 and 9.

If you think the weather is cold outside today then think of the chills faced by the Dementia Dip bravehearts who took to the waters of Broadbay to raise money for charity, see their efforts on page 6.

We have a round up of the Gaelic news highlights from 2015, find out more on page 10.

This week there was a significant development at the Harris Distillery with the news that the first batch of Islands newest malt The Hearach has been laid down, find out the details in our feature on page 13.

In 2015 the Islands hosted a great line up of musicians, find out our columnist Jori Kim’s favourites is his run down of the year in The Scene on page 18.

As ever we have a great line up of sporting action from fishing to golf, shinty and the brave souls who took on this year’s Flett Trek Challenge, find out more on pages 29 to 32.