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St Mary’s Harbour News Friday 28th

The Scillonian III & Gry Maritha continue their usual schedule. The Gry Maritha will arrive at 05:45 Saturday morning ready to discharge ·You are reminded of the Scillonian III’s early arrival/departure time of 1300/1500 on Saturdays. ·This weekend’s high tides are a good opportunity for running line holders to inspect their equipment on the bottom […]

Community Bus Operator Gets Driving Ban For Poor Vehicle Maintenance

Community Bus Operator Gets Driving Ban For Poor Vehicle Maintenance

The operator of the St Mary’s Community Bus has been disqualified from driving for not maintaining his vehicle in a roadworthy condition. Police say they took this exceptional action because of the risk to the public and the unique situation of the islands. Bodmin Traffic Court has banned Steve Sims from driving for six months. […]

Support Decreasing For Sunday Flying

Support Decreasing For Sunday Flying

A businessman who owns two major Scilly tourism businesses has changed his mind on Sunday flying. Two years ago Clifford Freeman, the owner of Scilly Self Catering and St Mary’s Hall Hotel, backed the introduction of a seven-day air service. And that was the view of the Council in October 2013, when members agreed by […]

Council One Of Only Three In Country Not To Use Bailiffs Last Year

Council One Of Only Three In Country Not To Use Bailiffs Last Year

Scilly’s Council has been named as one of only three in the country that didn’t use bailiffs to recover outstanding debts last year. The data, reported by the Money Advice Trust, was obtained through a freedom of information request to all 326 local authorities in England and Wales. The Trust, which operates a helpline offering […]

Tresco Holding Unique Event To Celebrate Low Tides

Tresco Holding Unique Event To Celebrate Low Tides

There’ll be live music in the middle of the Tresco Channel on Bank Holiday Monday in a unique event arranged to make the most of the very low water. Tresco Estate says their ‘Pop-up Pop’ featuring an acoustic session by Joss Lawson is a first. The site between Merrick Island and Great Crabs Ledge is […]

Gig Disqualified Because Lady Was A Lad

Gig Disqualified Because Lady Was A Lad

A gig that finished in fourth place during this week’s women’s race has been disqualified – because the Men-A-Vaur boat contained a man! A number of Wednesday’s rowers were clearly having fun. The Bonnet crew entered the Broken Paddle trophy race in fancy dress, but the disqualified Men-A-Vaur rower wasn’t dressed up or in disguise. […]

St Martin’s Discovery Is Rewriting The History Books

St Martin’s Discovery Is Rewriting The History Books

A discovery made on St Martin’s is changing the way archaeologists think about the islands’ earliest residents. And it turns out they may have had closer links with people hundreds of miles away on the Continent than with our closest neighbours in Cornwall. The findings, just published in the journal Antiquity, show how small flint […]

Ironman Success For St Mary’s Woman

Ironman Success For St Mary’s Woman

A St Mary’s woman has successfully completed one of the greatest tests of fitness and endurance in the world. Bryony Lishman travelled to Copenhagen for the city’s Ironman Triathlon on Sunday. She had just 12 weeks to train after her husband Nick won a place in an online competition. Nevertheless, Bryony managed to juggle the […]

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