The Stornoway Gazette building on Francis Street has been sold, and the Gazette is to relocate to new premises on Esplanade Quay. understands that most of the furniture in the Francis Street building has also been sold to local buyers.

The Stornoway Gazette - owned by Johnston Press - now employs just two of an editorial staff.

Earlier this year the Gazette shop on the ground floor closed to the public, and all advertising was diverted via Edinburgh.