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Baby Lobsters Released into Scilly’s Waters

Baby Lobsters Released into Scilly’s Waters

Scilly’s sea life will get a boost today with the release of thousands of baby lobsters. For the fourth time, the National Lobster Hatchery is releasing more juveniles into the islands’ waters. 2,500 will be placed in the sea at depths of 15m to 20m by Scilly divers Anna Cawthray and Dave McBride. The organisers […]

Partnership Offering Accommodation Owners Chance For Expert Advice

Partnership Offering Accommodation Owners Chance For Expert Advice

Guesthouse and B&B owners are being given the chance to get expert advise on how to improve accommodation ratings. The Islands’ Partnership, the tourism body for Scilly, has booked Quality in Tourism assessors who are coming over to offer pre-inspection visits. Sophie Hughes of the Tourist Information Centre is urging islanders to book the experts, […]

Plans For Tresco Art Exhibition Withdrawn From Meeting

Plans For Tresco Art Exhibition Withdrawn From Meeting

Plans for an outdoor art exhibition on Tresco are in doubt after the application was withdrawn from last week’s Planning meeting. The estate had wanted to place five temporary steel and timber easels at various locations on the island including King Charles Castle, Piper’s Hole and Appletree Bay. These would be used to display large […]

Lottery Winner Sept 30th 2013

Geoffrey Wellsbury from Penkridge, Staffs

Islands’ Waste Management Could Provide Businesses Opportunities

Islands’ Waste Management Could Provide Businesses Opportunities

Scilly’s waste management challenges could provide new business and employment opportunities. That’s the view of the Waste Consultative Forum, which held a second meeting on Tuesday evening. The group has been set up at Defra’s suggestion, to channel community feedback into the Council’s waste strategy. SLR waste consultant, Andy Street, said his company had worked […]

Partnership Looking For New Board Members

Partnership Looking For New Board Members

Scilly’s tourism body, the Islands’ Partnership, is looking for locals who want to help shape our tourism sector. They are holding an election for directors at their AGM on October 22nd. It will be the first time members have been able to elect representatives. Four positions will be available. The board decided against putting every […]

Service Will Welcome New Head Teacher To Scilly

Service Will Welcome New Head Teacher To Scilly

The islands’ new head teacher Linda Todd will be officially welcomed to her new role today during a special service at the Parish Church. Canon Paul Miller says church schools in the Diocese of Truro usually commission a head teacher. Paul doesn’t think that this has happened in Scilly before. There’ll be words of welcome […]

Councillors Call For Meeting With CAA Over Scilly’s Airport Costs

Councillors Call For Meeting With CAA Over Scilly’s Airport Costs

Councillors have called for a meeting with the Civil Aviation Authority after receiving “conflicting information” from officers involved with the airport. At Tuesday’s Transport Committee meeting, Chief Fire Officer Steve Webster told members that the additional staff costs for flying 7 days a week would be £83,000. That figure includes £22,000 for baggage handlers and […]

Search Launched After Flare Spotted Above Old Town

Search Launched After Flare Spotted Above Old Town

The Coastguard and St Mary’s lifeboat searched the waters off Old Town Bay last night, following reports of a red flare, which was spotted going up in the area at around 8.45pm. St Mary’s relief lifeboat, the Duke of Kent, under the command of coxswain Stuart Hitchens was launched at 9.10pm. Visibility at the time […]

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