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Pam’s Pets August 2014

Pam’s Pets August 2014

   

Cruise ship update from St Mary’s Harbour.

The Discovery with approximately 600 passengers will be in Scilly on Thursday 4th Sept and Windsurf with approximately 280 guests on board, will be here on Friday 6th Sept. The landing craft will visit on Monday with freight and they hope to offload this after 16:30. Join Harbourmaster Dale Clark at 9.30 on Thursdays for […]

Duchy Announces Major Review Of St Mary’s Harbour Operations

Duchy Announces Major Review Of St Mary’s Harbour Operations

The Duchy of Cornwall could give up its St Mary’s Quay operations, with a community-led group being set up to manage the Harbour. The Duchy said today that they intend to review the governance of the quay with stakeholders and if all goes well, they will transfer the statutory harbour authority to a new body. But […]

Prospective MP Says Progress Being Made On Helicopter Investment

Prospective MP Says Progress Being Made On Helicopter Investment

The prospective Conservative MP for Scilly says he’s making “real progress” in discussions with a well-known retail brand to establish a new helicopter service to the islands. Derek Thomas says he’s been talking to a large company about investing in the route for commercial reasons. He said they didn’t want to be named at the moment, […]

Islands’ Partnership Tourism Report Aug 29th 2014

Islands’ Partnership Tourism Report Aug 29th 2014

Amanda Pender from the Islands’ Partnership gives an update on news from Scilly’s tourism sector.    

St Mary’s Roadworks Update Friday 29th August

St Mary’s Roadworks Update Friday 29th August

Boat Park by Rechabite Slip Works in this area comprise sweeping, preparation and surfacing. They are scheduled to commence at around 2:00pm and are not expected to take any more than 2 hours. Whilst this work is being done in this area there will be congestion and limited access in the boat park and on […]

More Bike Thefts Cause Big Rise In Recorded Crime In Scilly

More Bike Thefts Cause Big Rise In Recorded Crime In Scilly

Scilly saw a big increase in recorded crime last year according to figures released by the Home Office. The number of reported incidents across all categories leapt from 49 in 2012 to 82 in 2013, an increase of 65%. But the majority of that seems to be down to better reporting of bike theft. Sergeant […]

Team From Sardinia Learn How St Agnes Is Staying Rat Free

Team From Sardinia Learn How St Agnes Is Staying Rat Free

Three Italian environmental workers visited St Agnes on Tuesday to learn about the Seabird Recovery Project. They’re part of a team working to protect shearwater populations on the island of Tavolara, off the northeast coast of Sardinia. Just like our own project on St Agnes and Gugh, the Italians had tried to eradicate rats on […]

Creative Writing Course Returning To Scilly

Creative Writing Course Returning To Scilly

Everyone has a story to tell. That’s the view of Paul Dodgson who’s returning to Scilly in October to run his creative writing course. Paul runs his sessions all over the UK and abroad, but he feels the islands are the ideal place for budding authors to find inspiration. Most of the people signing up […]

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