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Councillor Says New Road Markings Make Town ‘200% Better’

Councillor Says New Road Markings Make Town ‘200% Better’

New restrictions that prevent parking on parts of The Strand will be lifted in the winter. The yellow road markings reserving a stretch of the roadside for buses only went down earlier this month. Cllr Steve Sims, who chairs the Council’s General Purposes committee and is himself a bus driver, says it doesn’t make sense […]

Checks Being Made On Lower Moors Bird Hides

Checks Being Made On Lower Moors Bird Hides

St Mary’s Police are increasing evening patrols around the Lower Moors bird hides. It’s after someone left the structures in a poor state following what appears to have been a drinking session. On Thursday, the islands’ Bird Group informed police that beer cans had been left in the hide and that someone had been sick […]

Council Seeks Private Group To Take On Social Care Work

Council Seeks Private Group To Take On Social Care Work

More of Scilly’s health and social care services are likely to be delivered by the private and voluntary sectors in the future. It follows the announcement that the Council is looking for an organisation to manage its new ‘Living Well’ programme for older residents on the islands. The project aims to recruit volunteers to help […]

Worst Birdwatching Season For Decades But Birders Still Love Their Scilly Trip

Worst Birdwatching Season For Decades But Birders Still Love Their Scilly Trip

Birdwatchers who come to Scilly seem happy with their experience, even though it’s been one of the worst wildlife-spotting seasons in decades. Those are the impressions of Sophie-May Lewis, who has just completed a four-week internship with the islands’ Wildlife Trust. Sophie-May was brought in to work closely with visiting birders and find out more […]

New Plaque Commemorates Family Who Built Star Castle

New Plaque Commemorates Family Who Built Star Castle

Visitors to the Star Castle can now see a colourful reminder of the family who built the historic building. A plaque, depicting the Godolphin family’s coat-of-arms has been placed on a wall as guests enter. It’s in an area that the hotel calls ‘the killing zone’ where attackers would once have been fired on! The […]

Saturday Nov 1st Scillonian Sailing Change

Due to forecast weather / sea conditions Saturday’s return sailing from St Mary’s has been brought forward as follows: Scillonian III will now depart Penzance at 0915 (check in opens at 0800) The boat will arrive in Scilly at approximately 1200 and depart St Mary’s at 1330 (check in opens at 1215) arriving in Penzance […]

Saturday 1 November Scillonian Sailing Time Change

Due to forecast weather / sea conditions Saturday’s return sailing from St Mary’s has been brought forward as follows: Scillonian III will now depart Penzance at 0915 (check in opens at 0800) The boat will arrive in Scilly at approximately 1200 and depart St Mary’s at 1330 (check in opens at 1215) arriving in Penzance […]

Island Transport Expert Recommends Subsidy For Scilly’s Boat Route

Island Transport Expert Recommends Subsidy For Scilly’s Boat Route

A report written by an expert on transport in the Scottish Islands says the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company is unlikely to be able to afford a replacement vessel without some form of subsidy on the route, a view that is disputed by the company. And transport campaign group FRIST now believes that funding for […]

Islands Can Form Own Royal British Legion Branch

Islands Can Form Own Royal British Legion Branch

Scilly is ready to form the islands’ own Royal British Legion branch. Over twenty islanders have expressed an interest in being part of a new group after Smudge Smith’s recent appeal. Fourteen people attended their inaugural meeting at the Scillonian Club three weeks ago and there were ten apologies offered. That means there are enough […]

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