New Sign Will Help Visitors Find St Mary’s Galleries

road-signsArt and craft galleries on St Mary’s could soon be easier to find for our island’s visitors.

The Duchy has applied to the Council to place a new permanent direction sign near the gig sheds at Porthmellon, where the coastal path forks from the road.

The 2m high black metal post will be similar to those installed recently at key points around St Mary’s.

Six ‘fingers’ with gold text will show the direction and distance to Glandore Gallery as well as Porthloo, Rose Hill and Phoenix Studios.

They’ll also point out how to find St Mary’s Bike Hire and the Scilly Cart Company.

Peter Smith, who has a studio at Porthloo, wrote to planners to say he supports the new sign.

Peter says it will be “a great help” to his business as well as to visitors because there’s currently no obvious help or guidance to these locations.