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World Pilot Gig Championships 2013: Friday

World Pilot Gig Championships 2013: Friday

‘Biggest Ever’ Gig Championships Start Today

‘Biggest Ever’ Gig Championships Start Today

The World Pilot Gig Championships start today and this weekend’s event will be the biggest in its 24-year history. Kevin Sherris, who is in charge of registering the entrants, says there are 133 ladies and 135 mens crew set to start. Aside from the social and sporting side of the weekend, it’s also the biggest […]

Newest Gig To Be Launched Today

Newest Gig To Be Launched Today

The latest gig to be built in Scilly will be blessed this afternoon before her first outing on the water. The Zeeheld, meaning ‘Sea Hero’ in Dutch, has been built by Peter Martin at his Porthloo workshop. It’s the second gig he’s built for the Dutch rowing club from the seaside town of Scheveningen, near […]

Election Results Set To Be Announced This Afternoon

Election Results Set To Be Announced This Afternoon

We should know who has been elected to the islands’ Council later this lunchtime. The result of the election on St Mary’s and St Martin’s is due be announced at 1pm and we’ll bring you the declaration direct from the Old Wesleyan Chapel on Radio Scilly. There was a steady turnout for the poll yesterday […]

Ofsted Inspector In School Progress Meeting

Ofsted Inspector In School Progress Meeting

The Five Islands School had a return visit from Ofsted on Wednesday. Chair of Governors, Ben Julian, says this was a routine progress meeting and part of the process they have to follow after being graded as ‘requiring improvement’ by inspectors in January. While overall assessment of the school was good, they were marked down […]

Orchard Open For Community To Enjoy, Say Volunteers

Orchard Open For Community To Enjoy, Say Volunteers

Residents and visitors are being invited to enjoy the Community Orchard at Trenoweth. Transition Scilly volunteer, Imogen Bone, who helped establish and maintain the orchard, said it’s now becoming well established, with a range of trees including Scilly Pearl apples, pears, soft fruits and nuts. The group are holding an event on May 11th to […]

Former Round Table Group Trying To Track Down Old Regalia

Former Round Table Group Trying To Track Down Old Regalia

Members of the islands’ former Round Table group are asking people to look in their sock drawers for old regalia and trophies from the organisation. Former Round Tabler, Steve Whomersley, says they’ve got the Chairman and President’s Jewels, but they’re trying to track down the Vice Chairman’s Jewel. The Jewels are ribbons with a medal […]

Radio Scilly News May 2nd 2013

Radio Scilly News May 2nd 2013

 

WPGC 2013: The Calm Before The Storm

WPGC 2013: The Calm Before The Storm