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Stornoway Gazette

The Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser (to give it its full title) is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the Western Isles (na h-Eileanan Siar), more specifically the Outer Hebrides and Skye, as well as the neighbouring parts of the Scottish mainland.

It was founded in 1917 by William Grant, an Invernesian who came to Stornoway in the 1890s as a reporter for the Highland News and settled there. It’s published from editorial offices in Stornoway (Steòrnabhagh) by Stornoway Gazette Ltd, which in turn is owned by Edinburgh-based regional press giants Johnston Press plc.

In March 2013, following overall positive response to a readership survey, it was announced that the Gazette would be switching from broadsheet to tabloid format by the summer of 2013. The switch took place on 23 May.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • Stornoway Gazette
    10 Francis Street
    HS1 2XE
  • Tel:
  • 01851 702687
  • Fax:
  • 01851 706424