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Healthwatch Report Says Winter Travel Was ‘Very Concerning’

Healthwatch Report Says Winter Travel Was ‘Very Concerning’

Patients travelling to the mainland last winter for medical treatment have described their experiences as a ‘nightmare’, ‘appalling’ and a ‘shambles.’ Those are some of the experiences contained in a report from Scilly’s Healthwatch organisation, published this week, which describes the delays to treatment experienced by some patients as ‘very concerning.’ The health watchdog ran […]

Former Councillor Wants TIC To Move

Former Councillor Wants TIC To Move

A former St Mary’s councillor has questioned whether we still need a tourist information centre and says the newly-opened facility should move out of the Schiller Shelter.

Owners Need To Start Training For This Year’s Dog Show

Owners Need To Start Training For This Year’s Dog Show

Organisers of this year’s Dog Show, in aid of the Veterinary Support Group, say they’ve added a few tweaks to make it more fun and keep it fresh. Organiser Karrie Skaife says there’ll be ten classes up for awards this year, including Dog with the Biggest Smile and Dog with the Softest Coat. There’s even […]

Hopes Rising That Shuttered St Martin’s Businesses Could Be Sold Soon

Hopes Rising That Shuttered St Martin’s Businesses Could Be Sold Soon

Estate agents representing two major businesses on St Martin’s are hopeful that their sale can be arranged soon. The Seven Stones Inn and the St Martin’s Hotel have remained closed throughout this season, but in the past few weeks there has been increased interest in both businesses. The loss of the two venues has hit […]

Planners Approve Bryher Extension

Planners Approve Bryher Extension

Planners have approved the extension to a Bryher home so part of the enlarged building can be used for a 3-bedroom holiday let. Chief Planner Craig Dryden felt that the work would improve the appearance of the home, known as Pine Trees. He told the planning meeting that the building is currently a ‘hotch potch’ […]

St Mary’s Women Enter Penzance Race for Life

St Mary’s Women Enter Penzance Race for Life

A group of women from Scilly travelled to Penzance yesterday to take part in the annual Race for Life event. Karen Johnson, Tamzine MacDonald and Ruth Nichols raised over £400 for Cancer Research UK and they say the money is still coming in. Ruth covered the 5km course, from Wharfside car park to Newlyn Green […]

Have you got an 2012 Scillonian Mag?

Jan Parr is trying to get hold of a copy of The Scillonian magazine for some guests.They have every one published since it started other than the ‘red’ covered one from last year. They think it is the Summer 2012 edition. Apparently it is completely sold out and no longer in print. If anyone has […]

Eagle is first in Gig Race to Tresco

In last night’s Scilly women’s Gig Race, The Silver Tea Pot Trophy- from the Holman to New Grimsby, the first 3 across the line were Eagle , Czar and Bonnet.

Soft toys needed for Scilly Lifeboat fundraiser

Sheila Thomas is hosting a Soft Toy Tombola on St Mary’s quay at the RNLI Funday and Raft Race on June 26th . So if anyone who has grown out of teddies and want to donate to a good cause bring round to Sheila at Auriga on Porthcressa Road!