We have a positive outlook to our news menu this week as we reveal the new businesses which are poised to open and bring new vibrancy to Stornoway town centre, find out more in our page 3 story.
In Harris we report on a new play facility in Tarbert which has officially opened last week. Now little ones in the area can enjoy soft-play sessions with their friends, and mums have a much-needed social spot for meeting up, see our feature on page 10.
Further south in Leverburgh we find out about the ambitious plans to transform an empty building into a busy multi-functional community hub which provide a range of different services and amenities for the area, find out all the details in our front page story turning to page 5.
With a Holyrood election just around the corner we assess the political landscape of Scotland before the business of serious campaigning gets underway, see our special report on pages 8 and 9.
And with nostalgia, puzzles, TV listings and our weekly round up of community news in our Butt to Barra page there is plenty to catch up with in your Stornoway Gazette this week.