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Abattoir For Scilly ‘On Back Burner’ Until Butcher’s Apprentice Found

Abattoir For Scilly ‘On Back Burner’ Until Butcher’s Apprentice Found

Plans for an abattoir on Scilly have been put on the “back burner” until a suitable candidate has been found to take on the butchers’ apprenticeship opportunity. Local farmer and member of the Farmers’ and Growers’ Initiative, Ben Julian, says there has been a growing realisation that an abattoir will only be financially viable here […]

Police Offering Free Diving Trial To Local Youngsters

Police Offering Free Diving Trial To Local Youngsters

Scilly’s youngsters are being offered the chance of a free trial dive with a specialist police team on Monday. PCSO Shirley Graham says expert divers from the mainland Tactical Aid Group are coming over to train the local police team in sea survival techniques. But they’ve also offered to provide diving experience to local school […]

Open Day At Health Centre

Open Day At Health Centre

The Isles of Scilly Health Centre is celebrating a year of changes at the surgery with an Open Day next Saturday. It’ll be a chance to meet the new full-time GP, Dr Mike Carter, who is moving over from Helston, and see the improvements made to the pharmacy and the optometry room. Claire Harvey says […]

Property Market Picking Up On Scilly

Property Market Picking Up On Scilly

Now could be the best time to buy a property on the islands.

Wiltshire Cricket Team Chooses Scilly Over Sri Lanka

Wiltshire Cricket Team Chooses Scilly Over Sri Lanka

Scilly has been chosen over Sri Lanka or South Africa as a tour destination for a Wiltshire village cricket club. Most years the players from Collingbourne go on tour to exotic destinations. They’ve been to Kenya, South Africa and Sri Lanka but this year members wanted to find a cheaper destination. On the advice of […]

Cricket: Tresco v St Mary’s

Cricket: Tresco v St Mary’s

Report by Mark Twynham Tresco played St Mary’s last night (29th August). It was the last off-island game of the year for St Mary’s, who go on tour to Exmouth in two weeks. St Mary’s won the toss and put Tresco in to bat. They made 118 for 9 in twenty overs with Dave Hamilton […]

Wave Power Proposal For Scilly

Wave Power Proposal For Scilly

Dr Michele Grassi from 40South Energy gave us an update on plans for a wave power trial in Scilly.    

Lisa Worledge from the Bat Conservation Trust on Scilly’s Bats

Lisa Worledge from the Bat Conservation Trust on Scilly’s Bats

Lisa Worledge from the Bat Conservation Trust talks about Scilly’s unusual bats  

Police Investigation After Death Of Diver In Scilly

Police Investigation After Death Of Diver In Scilly

Police investigations continue today into the death of a visitor following a diving trip yesterday. The man in his 40s was part of a group of eight who had come to Scilly to dive. They were diving off Dave McBride’s boat Tiburon near the Bishop Rock yesterday at around 9.30am, when the man surfaced unconscious. […]