Stornoway Gazette

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The Stornoway Gazette is a local newspaper reporting on local issues in the Western Isles of Scotland, specifically Stornoway and the Outer Hebrides.

In 2004, nine months of head-to-head competition with a rival title ended with The Hebridean ceasing publication. Following this, the Gazette acquired the title and the publication rights to The Hebridean.[1]

Johnston Press, the Edinburgh-based newspaper group, became the owner of the paper in 2004 when they bought Score Press, which had been a division of Scottish Radio Holdings.[2]

In 2013, when the Gazette was 96 years old, it was decided that it would relaunch as a compact.[3]

It was awarded 2013 Newspaper of the Year at the annual Highlands and Islands Media Awards.[4]


  1. ^ "Hebridean reborn with purchase by rival Gazette". Press Gazette. 18 February 2004. Archived from the original on 12 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  2. ^ West, Karl (22 June 2005). "Johnston Press picks up SRH local newspaper division". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Stornoway Gazette to go tabloid". BBC News. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Highlands and Islands Media Awards". Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards 2014. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.

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