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Islands Ready For 26th World Pilot Gig Championships

Islands Ready For 26th World Pilot Gig Championships

The 26th World Pilot Gig Championships start this evening with the Veterans races. And the event will be even bigger than previously thought. There are now 152 gigs registered according to Chairman Rick Persich. But because some boats will only enter men’s or women’s races, Rick estimates that the maximum number in the lineout from […]

St Mary’s Holds Traditional May Day Celebration Today

St Mary’s Holds Traditional May Day Celebration Today

St Mary’s marks the ancient tradition of May Day today. In recent years the ceremony has drifted outside the traditional date. Back in 2012 St Agnes marked the day in July. In the past the oldest female pupil was awarded the May Queen role but recently the school has introduced a draw with names being […]

New Magazine Celebrating Gig Rowing Is Launched

New Magazine Celebrating Gig Rowing Is Launched

The sport of gig rowing has taken another step towards becoming more mainstream with the launch of a glossy magazine. Gigrower was launched at Tregarthen’s Hotel last night by the team who provide the website of the same name – regarded as the definitive guide to gig rowing. Publisher Toby Budd says it will be […]

Scilly To Ring Bells For VE Day Anniversary

Scilly To Ring Bells For VE Day Anniversary

Scilly will be taking part in a symbolic event to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day, the official end of World War Two. Canon Paul Miller says all cathedrals and parish churches with bells across the UK are being asked to ring them at 11am on Saturday 9th May. He says the bells of […]

Urgent: Skybus Warning Of Disruption To Flights Tomorrow (Saturday)

Urgent: Skybus Warning Of Disruption To Flights Tomorrow (Saturday)

Skybus has issued a statement regarding possible weather disruption tomorrow: The weather forecast for Saturday 2nd May is for low cloud and poor visibility, which means that there is a strong possibility of disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel to Scilly with Skybus […]