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St Mary’s Harbour News January 30th

Dale Clark and his team at St Mary’s Harbour have provided an update on Harbour activity for Radio Scilly and Scilly today. Dale says that, whilst it is clear that a delay to the quay widening works is inevitable, Kier continue to work towards a completion date of July for the remainder of the works. […]

St Mary’s Harbour Update January 30th

Dale Clark and his team at St Mary’s Harbour have provided an update on Harbour activity for Radio Scilly and Scilly today. Dale says that, whilst it is clear that a delay to the quay widening works is inevitable, Kier continue to work towards a completion date of July for the remainder of the works. […]

Section 106 Wording Leads To Heated Exchange In Council Chamber

Section 106 Wording Leads To Heated Exchange In Council Chamber

There were heated exchanges at this week’s Planning Meeting after the Committee Chairman was unable to get a clear answer on the wording of Section 106 agreements from the Chief Planning Officer. Cllr Gaz O’Neill pressed Craig Dryden on how short-term holiday accommodation was defined in the agreements, an important set of conditions that restrict […]

Steamship Company Tightens Rules On Travel Club Members

Steamship Company Tightens Rules On Travel Club Members

The Steamship Company is tightening Travel Club identity checks because some islanders have abused the system. From Monday, locals renewing their annual scheme membership will be issued with an official photo ID card. Passengers will have to use that card at check-in for both Scillonian and Skybus trips on both sides of the water. And if […]

St Mary’s Pupils In National Bird Count

St Mary’s Pupils In National Bird Count

School pupils on St Mary’s have taken part in the RSPB’s national Annual Bird Count. During the lunchtime on Thursday, youngsters used the large meeting room at the Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre as an observatory looking out over the playing field and water meadow. Jaclyn Pearson from the Seabird Recovery Project joined Children Services’ Helen […]

Work Of Panto Orchestra Praised

Work Of Panto Orchestra Praised

If you’re off to the panto at the Town Hall his weekend, you’re being asked to consider how the musical backing and spectacular set enhances the show. Bandmember Chris Garratt says the role of the seven-piece pit orchestra has been overlooked in previous reviews of the excellent plays put on by St Mary’s Theatre Club. […]

New Executive Director Of Islands’ Partnership Sets Goals For 2015

New Executive Director Of Islands’ Partnership Sets Goals For 2015

The Executive Director of the Islands’ Partnership says Scilly has an appeal that “most destinations would give their right arm for.” David Jackson has been outlining some of his 2015 goals. They include encouraging our tourism industry to promote “the authenticity that only Scilly can own.” But he’d also like to extend the season and […]

Council Wants Your Feedback On AONB Plan

Council Wants Your Feedback On AONB Plan

A councillor has pushed for copies of the draft AONB management plan to be placed in off-island community centres so more islanders can read it. The Council is responsible for producing the document, which details how our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be managed for the next five years. And they want your comments […]

Historic Murder Mystery Draws Visitors To Scilly

Historic Murder Mystery Draws Visitors To Scilly

It’s known that books featuring stories set in Scilly encourage people to visit. Many Michael Morpurgo fans have discovered our islands after reading their favourite author’s novels And now a Westcountry crime writer who specialises in medieval murder mysteries says he has proof that his fans have been catching the ferry or flights here to […]

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