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Re-Opening Of Land’s End Airport Delayed

Re-Opening Of Land’s End Airport Delayed

The reopening of Land’s End Airport has been delayed by just over one week. The construction team working on the project has found that in some places the base layer for the new runways appears not to have hardened sufficiently. This will cause a delay while these areas are investigated and fixed. The airport was […]

Offloading Of Airport Runway Aggregate: Update Saturday July 19th PM

Offloading Of Airport Runway Aggregate: Update Saturday July 19th PM

The River Trader has brought over materials for the airport resurfacing work and has been off-loaded today. St Mary’s Harbourmaster, Dale Clark, says that a second vessel, the Martin, will arrive at 08:00 Sunday morning and then will anchor in the Roads. Discharge will not take place until Monday afternoon once the Scillonian III has […]

Piano Tuner Needed On St Martins

Cheryl Davis has been in touch to try and find one. The Karma Hotel St Martins will pay for your time and boat fare. Please call Cheryl on 422023 but please note that this is her home number and not the hotel number.

Lifeboat Flag Day A Fundraising Success

£338 was raised in the street collection for the RNLI Flag Day last Wednesday on St Mary’s. A further £168 was taken on the boat alongside the Quay in the evening. The Souvenir shop volunteers made in excess of £1000 for their sales which is "a fantastic result", says Ce Hicks. Ce says the Ladies’ […]

St Mary’s Harbour Weekend Update

Here’s the update on Harbour activity sent to Radio Scilly by Dale Clark, the St Mary’s Harbourmaster. Wave wall The 2nd section of the wall has been completed and shuttering has been prepared for the next concrete pour tomorrow (Saturday) with the next section possibly on Wednesday – this, of course, is weather dependant. Quay […]

Everything On Track For August Hotel Reopening

Everything On Track For August Hotel Reopening

It’s full steam ahead for St Martin’s new hotel with everything on track for reopening next month. Karma Royal Manager, Neha Sharma says she’s been “overwhelmed” by the encouraging and positive response she’s been getting from everyone on the islands. Neha says everything is “heading in the right direction” for the 1st August relaunch, which […]

Fire Service Gets Two Call-outs In An Hour

Fire Service Gets Two Call-outs In An Hour

St Mary’s fire fighters had two call outs within one hour yesterday. In their first shout, just after 4pm, some young people called 999 with concerns over a bonfire on Porthloo hill. The situation was under control and the fire service control room in Truro told us it was considered a false alarm. Minutes later, […]

Council Should Encourage More Electric Vehicles Says Report

Council Should Encourage More Electric Vehicles Says Report

The Council should try to encourage more residents to switch to electric vehicles. That’s one of the radical proposals presented in the islands’ economic strategy, produced by consultants Ash Futures. The report says the short travel distances in Scilly are a chance to ‘de-carbonise’ transport. They suggest the authority should install public electric charging points […]

School Adopts Innovative Way To Teach Bible Studies

School Adopts Innovative Way To Teach Bible Studies

An innovative way of teaching bible studies is being adopted at the Five Islands School. Primary pupils aged between 5 and 11 years are going to be offered fortnightly performances, where islanders act out scenes, chapter by chapter. The programme called ‘Open Book’ consists of 10-minute plays, which cover 105 stories over a 3-year period. […]