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New Island Parish Series Keeps Scilly Connection

New Island Parish Series Keeps Scilly Connection

A new series of the popular BBC Two programme An Island Parish starts tomorrow. And although this time it’s set 8,000 miles away in the Falklands, an islander from Scilly has played an important role in the making of the series Former Bryher resident Charlie Bennett was part of the production crew. Charlie says the […]

Scilly Providing Haven For Threatened Greenfinches

Scilly Providing Haven For Threatened Greenfinches

The RSPB says that Scilly is now one of the top four places for greenfinches in Britain. It seems that our geographic isolation is protecting the birds from a killer parasite that has been spreading on the mainland. All the places where high numbers have been found are islands. 50,000 people took part in the […]

Popular Baking Sessions Starting Again This Season

Popular Baking Sessions Starting Again This Season

Islanders have another chance to brush up on their baking skills this season, as the popular courses, which launched on St Mary’s last summer, will begin again on Wednesday 1st April. And it’ll be a last chance to learn from expert Lynne Miller, as she’ll be leaving Scilly in the autumn when her husband Paul […]

The Harbour Report 26th March 2015

The Harbour Report 26th March 2015

The latest on the Quay and Porthloo works. And the Belgians are coming!    

Charlie Bennett Talks About Island Parish

Charlie Bennett Talks About Island Parish

Former Bryher resident Charlie Bennett was part of the production crew on the new series of ‘An Island Parish.’ Charlie spoke with Radio Scilly and says the Falklands felt like a “home away from home”, because there were so many similarities to Scilly.    

Fundraiser In Scilly For Children With Cancer

Martin Douglas has arranged a Summer draw raffle in aid of Children With Cancer UK . That’s the same charity he’s running for in the London and Paris Marathons. Prizes: 1st – 2 nights at Hell Bay 2nd -2 return Scillonian tickets 3rd – Star castle meal for 2 Tickets are £1 each at the […]

Scilly Flights Weather Warning For Friday 27th

Due to the forecast of low cloud and poor visibility on Friday 27th March, there is a possibility of disruption to flights, particularly in the afternoon. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Friday may transfer to a flight on Thursday where space permits, rebook […]

Councillors Start Writing New Local Plan For Scilly

Councillors Start Writing New Local Plan For Scilly

A meeting tomorrow could pave the way for up to 120 new homes in Scilly when councillors discuss a new Local Plan. That’s the document required by law that sets out how land on the islands will be used to support the community and economy over the next ten years. It will form the basis […]

Theatre Club Auditioning For Summer Play

Theatre Club Auditioning For Summer Play

St Mary’s Theatre Club will shape their summer show around their cast’s commitments, because the most important thing is putting on the play. That’s the view of Director Kevin Leeman. Staging the production has become a greater challenge because many members are busy in the height of the season. This evening there’s the first of […]