There is plenty of good news to report this week with a number of new projects aiming to give a boost to the Western Isles tourism industry.
Amongst the initiatives unveiled is the new cycling route The Hebridean Way which stretches from Vatersay to the Butt of Lewis, see the full story on pages 1 and 8.
Also showcased is the new Eat, Drink Hebrides trail which highlights 35 different Island producers, see more details on page 8.
As well as these two great projects we are also reporting on the launch of the Raptor Trail which highlights the magnificent Birds of Prey which can be viewed from various spots around the Outer Hebrides, see our feature on page 23.
It is the end of an era for one local business after almost 100 years serving Island customers, delve into Peter Scarramuccia’s memories of the Coffee Pot, on page 7.
Lewis residents Claudine Bloom and Andy Twort reveal the details of their upcoming epic adventure as they take on the challenge of competing in the Peking to Paris (P2P) rally, see our lead story on page 13.
Alongside this is a healthy portion of sport featuring everything from darts and football to golf and athletics (pages 33 to 40).