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Scilly’s Polling Stations Open But Result Expected To Be Latest In UK

Scilly’s Polling Stations Open But Result Expected To Be Latest In UK

The polling stations are open for you to vote in the general election. And we’re likely to have to wait longer than any other voters in Britain to hear who will be our MP in the next parliament. St Ives is predicted to be the last of the 650 seats to declare a result. All […]

Councillor Calls For ‘Thorough Analysis’ Of Airport Overspend

Councillor Calls For ‘Thorough Analysis’ Of Airport Overspend

A councillor has called for a “thorough analysis” of the £580,000 overspend at St Mary’s airport, saying that islanders have a right to know what went wrong. Cllr Gordon Bilsborough says he wants a breakdown of exactly what happened rather than “vague statements” about having to meet CAA regulations. And he feels that’s even more […]

Council Abandons Search For Smart Grid Partner

Council Abandons Search For Smart Grid Partner

The Council is abandoning its search for a company to work with on smart grid technology after an EU-wide advertisement failed to bring a partner. The project would have used digital communications to react to local changes in electricity use and increase energy efficiency. Last November, the Authority’s Economic Development Department announced ambitious plans to […]

New Golf Club Steward Planning More Events This Year

New Golf Club Steward Planning More Events This Year

The new Steward of Scilly’s Golf Club is hoping to put the venue on the map with more sporting and social events this year. And there’ll be a close working relationship between the clubhouse and one of the town centre pubs. James Squire started in his new role last month. He previously worked in the […]

Memento Of Association Disaster Up For Auction

Memento Of Association Disaster Up For Auction

A memento of Scilly’s biggest shipwreck is expected to create interest at a mainland auction next week. A Scilly family is selling a silver box engraved with text referring to the sinking of the HMS Association in 1707. The 1970s work by renowned silversmith Robert Glover is decorated with coins lifted from the wreck. Assistant […]

Fog COULD affect Scilly Flights On Friday

The Steamship Company has contacted Radio Scilly with a warning for passengers. The weather forecast for Friday 8th May is for low cloud and reduced visibility which means there is a possibility of disruption to flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Friday may […]

Job At Island Carriers

Radio Scilly has been given this vacancy at Island Carriers. They need a seasonal van driver / delivery person…. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. IMMEDIATE START:Could lead to permanent full time position. Either pop into Island Carriers office or call Jan on 422662.

Helicopter Chairman Says Route Discussions Will Continue After Election

Helicopter Chairman Says Route Discussions Will Continue After Election

The Chairman of AgustaWestland hopes that plans to reintroduce a helicopter service to Scilly will gather pace after the election. Graham Cole says he won’t get involved in party politics but says he acknowledges that Lib Dem MP Andrew George has committed much time and effort to the proposal, which is based on the aircraft […]

Tregarthens Coxswain Calls For Changes To Championships Governance

Tregarthens Coxswain Calls For Changes To Championships Governance

The coxswain of the Tregarthens crew, stripped of their World Gig Championships title, wants a change in governance of the competition. And Colin Jenkins has called for an end to the Facebook abuse directed at the Newquay rowers who were later declared winners. Colin alleges that the Newquay cox obstructed the St Mary’s club boat […]