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Rainbows Guides Need Scilly Volunteers

The Rainbows (5-7 year old girls) section of the IOS Girl Guiding Association are looking for committed, fun loving, responsible adults (female) to take on the running of this ever popular weekly club during term times. 1 or 2 adults will be required to complete their Leadership Qualification and all volunteers will need to undergo […]

Airport Fees Frozen As Passenger Numbers Revised Upwards

Airport Fees Frozen As Passenger Numbers Revised Upwards

Councillors have agreed to freeze the fees at St Mary’s Airport for the next year and to work towards increasing passenger numbers. The vote followed a lengthy debate over visitor numbers, cost of travel and the tourism economy. Last year’s airport budget assumed 108,000 people would fly through St Mary’s. The actual figure was 90,000 […]

Police Sergeant Says Domestic Abuse Reports Taken Seriously

Police Sergeant Says Domestic Abuse Reports Taken Seriously

Scilly’s Police Sergeant says his team takes allegations of any assaults within relationships very seriously. And officers would never dismiss reports as, “just a domestic’. Sergeant Colin Taylor’s comments follow an incident in the early hours of last Saturday when a local woman was arrested following allegations made by her partner who had sustained slight […]

Scilly’s Youngsters Get Financial Training

Scilly’s Youngsters Get Financial Training

Youngsters from Scilly have been given a head start to help them manage their financial affairs in the future. Six young islanders, some home from the mainland on half term holiday, took part in the two-day workshop this week, organised by the Council’s Children’s Services team and delivered by the Youth UK Money Skills Program. […]

Fire Services On St Mary’s Could Bid For Joint Vehicle

Fire Services On St Mary’s Could Bid For Joint Vehicle

The islands’ next new fire engine could be shared between the two fire services on St Mary’s if bid for new government funding gets the go-ahead. Chief Fire Officer Steve Webster said Westminster is making available £75million to the service across the country to fund capital projects. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis […]

First Patients Receive Eye Tests On Scilly Under New Service

First Patients Receive Eye Tests On Scilly Under New Service

Almost forty patients have received eye tests in Scilly under a new optometry service, which started this week at the Health Centre. It had been hoped that the tests would start last summer but NHS red tape held up the process. Lead GP John Garman says there’s still a backlog of patients to get through, […]

Building Work At Tresco Pub Uncovers Designs From The Past

Building Work At Tresco Pub Uncovers Designs From The Past

The Landlord of the New Inn says renovation work has uncovered interesting aspects of the pub’s past. Robin Lawson says they are over halfway through the remodelling of the residents’ reception, bar and lounges and it has been a “big job.” Builders have taken out some walls and taken down ceilings, and that’s revealed former […]

Wedding Goes Ahead Despite St Valentine’s Day Stay

Wedding Goes Ahead Despite St Valentine’s Day Stay

Just under a week ago the islands were being buffeted by storm force winds, which meant part of Porthcressa sea front was temporarily out-of-bounds for some locals who live there.   But the stormy Valentine’s weekend storm did not manage to disrupt the path of true love. Just 10 feet away from the massive waves, […]

Bryher Boats Sold To Tresco Estate

Bryher Boats Sold To Tresco Estate

Tresco Estate has bought Bryher Boats, the operator of passenger services from Tresco and Bryher. The boat business has been operated by the Stedeford and Jenkins families for over half a century. In a statement to Radio Scilly, Tresco Estate owner Robert Dorrien Smith says he intends to run a service for visitors and islanders […]