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Comedy Festival In Scilly

Professional, stand-up comedians are coming to Scilly with the first-ever Scilly Laughs comedy festival. Comedian Julie Jepson used to work at the St Martins Hotel. She’s based in Brighton now and has arranged the event to raise money for Cornwall Air Ambulance . At each Scilly show there will be a raffle offering some fantastic […]

Woman Airlifted To Mainland After Peninnis Fall

Woman Airlifted To Mainland After Peninnis Fall

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling off the rocks at Peninnis this lunchtime. The Royal Navy helicopter was dispatched to St Mary’s after the Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 12.55pm. Falmouth Coastguard were coordinating the rescue of the woman, who had fallen 20 feet from a rocky outcrop. The woman, […]

Update – ‘Missing’ Visitor Found Safe And Well

A woman who was thought to be missing on St Mary’s this afternoon has turned up safe and well. Islanders were asked to look out for the visitor who failed to meet her husband for lunch at Juliet’s Garden today. She was expected at 12.30pm but didn’t turn up. Her husband returned to the Star […]

Major Seabird Survey Gets Under Way In Scilly

Major Seabird Survey Gets Under Way In Scilly

A comprehensive survey of Scilly’s seabird populations got underway yesterday, starting on St Agnes and Gugh. The two-month project will see researchers visit over fifty islands and rocks in the archipelago. It’s been funded by the Seabird Recovery Project and manager Jaclyn Pearson says the work is long overdue – the last count was back […]

Equality And Diversity Role Leaves Scilly Councillors Confused

Equality And Diversity Role Leaves Scilly Councillors Confused

Isles of Scilly councillors appeared baffled by the role of their Equality and Diversity Champion when they were asked to elect someone into the position at last week’s Full Council meeting. They didn’t know who the current post holder was or what they do. And one councillor asked if they would be sent to prison […]

Pupils Urged To Walk Or Ride To School This Week

Pupils Urged To Walk Or Ride To School This Week

You might notice more St Mary’s school pupils walking or cycling to Carn Gwaval this week. The Five Islands School is taking part in a national campaign designed to discourage parents from driving. And Sue Hodgson, who has helped coordinate the event, says children here are going the extra mile by including cycling to school […]

Charity Lighthouse Challenge To Visit Scilly Next Month

Charity Lighthouse Challenge To Visit Scilly Next Month

A multiple sclerosis sufferer is coming to Scilly on a charity challenge to visit every onshore and offshore lighthouse in the UK. Ed Pepitt was diagnosed with the condition in 2012. He’s on day 16 of a 3-month cycle ride covering 3,500 miles around Britain and is hoping to raise £25,000 for the MS Shift […]

Job Vacancies At St Mary’s Hall Hotel

St Mary’s Hall Hotel and Scilly Self-catering currently have full and part time vacancies in both housekeeping, and the Restaurant.The hours are very flexible please contact Clifford on 01720 422316 or clifford @ stmaryshallhotel .co.uk (remove spaces)

Gry Maritha Out-Of-Service Dates

The Gry Maritha will be out of service on Monday 1st June due to planned maintenance work. The Steamship Company say that they will aim to return to normal service as from Wednesday 3rd June and will depart Penzance Harbour at 15.20 To minimise impact and where possible essential and perishable goods will be carried […]