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Lord Berkeley Highlights Scillonian Timetable Problems

Lord Berkeley Highlights Scillonian Timetable Problems

A member of the House of Lords has highlighted timetabling problems, which he believes makes traveling to Scilly more difficult than it need be. Lord Tony Berkeley, a frequent visitor to the islands, has published an open letter to both Scilly and Cornwall Councils, First Great Western and the Steamship Company because overnight sleeper train […]

Scilly’s Mainland Youngsters Could Get ‘Virtual’ Head Teacher

Scilly’s Mainland Youngsters Could Get ‘Virtual’ Head Teacher

The Council is exploring the idea of hiring a ‘virtual’ school head teacher. The Council’s Children’s Officer Keith Grossett recently told the Children and Young People Committee meeting that some larger mainland councils now employ these staff. Keith said he’s looking into adopting a similar model for Scilly’s pupils who move to a range of […]

Atlantic Vacancies

Following on from the success of last season, The Atlantic would have contacted Radio Scilly with this job ad. They would like to recruit the following team members. Please call in and pick up an application form. They need; Full/ Part time Room Attendants Full/ Part time Bar Team Full/ Part time Restaurant team Full […]

Scilly Lottery Winner 23rd February 2015

Kathryn Trengove from St Mary’s

Councillors Delay Decision On Fees As Scilly’s Airport Running Out Of Money

Councillors Delay Decision On Fees As Scilly’s Airport Running Out Of Money

Scilly’s airport is about to run out of money. But a chaotic meeting held on Friday to deal with the urgent cash situation and agree a new charging structure was abandoned half way through because Council management failed to provide the financial papers in time. And members argued about whether a budget needed to be […]

New Anglican Chaplain Announced For Scilly

New Anglican Chaplain Announced For Scilly

Scilly’s Anglican Church will retain a permanent Chaplain when Canon Paul Miller retires this autumn. The Bishop of Truro has announced that Canon Perran Gay, currently Canon Precentor of Truro Cathedral, will take on the role from 17th October. 55-year-old Perran is a Cornishman and former Truro School pupil. After he gained his English degree […]

Carn Gwaval Sports Hall ‘Shipshape’ Says Report

Carn Gwaval Sports Hall ‘Shipshape’ Says Report

St Mary’s Sports Hall is “well managed” and offers a “warm welcome.” The Council say that’s what ‘mystery shoppers’ from Quest, the UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure, have reported after a visit to the site last month. Quest offers a range of assessments for sports facility operators across he country. Their services start […]

Scilly’s Police Sergeant Sets Date For Return To Mainland

Scilly’s Police Sergeant Sets Date For Return To Mainland

Scilly’s Police Sergeant has announced that he’s working towards a leaving date of August 2016. Traditionally the post holder of the islands’ top policing role has been on a two-year attachment form the mainland. But, when he returns to the mainland next summer, Sgt Colin Taylor will have been in post for five years. He […]

Whale Swims Within Metres Of Isles Of Scilly Beach

Whale Swims Within Metres Of Isles Of Scilly Beach

A St Martin’s sealife expert says that seeing a whale in Scilly this weekend was “an incredible, once in a lifetime experience.” Anna Cawthray of St Martin’s Dive school was walking along Par Beach with fellow islander Fay Page when she spotted it. Anna, who leads the popular seal snorkelling sessions, swam out into the […]