Bear-In-The-Air Visits Scilly

A man who lived at Trelawney on St Mary’s until his late teens has returned with a globetrotting cuddly toy.

Pete Hughes has flown all over the world with bear-in-the-air, Pierre, since he was presented with the soft toy by staff at the Hampshire school where he is the governor.

Pierre has been photographed during his travels and has developed a following on his own website, www.bearintheair.org.

Pete says at first the kids at the school started to follow the bear’s travels online, but he started to get more and more publicity.

His first connection to Scilly came when Steve Watt spotted him doing a live interview on New Zealand breakfast TV.

Pete says Pierre has finally been snapped in Scilly. He was photographed yesterday on the Garrison and the picture will go alongside some other stunning scenery.