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Gig Weekend Chairman Appeals For More Accommodation Space

Gig Weekend Chairman Appeals For More Accommodation Space

The Chairman of the World Pilot Gig Championships Committee wants landowners to offer camping space for the May Bank Holiday event. Rick Persich says there’s increasing demand for accommodation from visiting clubs who are bringing more people each year. And Rick says new clubs that would like to participate are being hampered because it’s harder […]

Application Submitted For Pendrethen Quarry Work

Application Submitted For Pendrethen Quarry Work

A planning application to use Pendrethen quarry for processing builders’ waste has been submitted to the Council. The request has come from St Mary’s-based Mulciber Ltd, who want permission to take in non-hazardous building rubble and turn it into aggregate. This will then be sold to local construction companies for use in new building projects. […]

St Martin’s Webcam Seen Around The World

St Martin’s Webcam Seen Around The World

A web camera showing the view across Lower Town on St Martin’s has now been accessed a third of a million times by people from nearly every nation on earth. Owner Terry Davis says that since he’s set up his webcam, the pattern of visitors has altered. American viewers log in every day and recently […]

Skybus Weather Advisory For Tuesday 3rd November

Skybus have issued the following statement this morning (2nd Nov): The weather forecast for Tuesday 3rd November is for high humidity and the possibility of low cloud and poor visibility, which may cause some disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Tuesday may transfer […]

Scilly’s Cancer Patients Facing Huge Bills For Mainland Accommodation

Scilly’s Cancer Patients Facing Huge Bills For Mainland Accommodation

Cancer patients from Scilly need more help with the cost of accommodation while undergoing chemotherapy on the mainland. Carol Clarke from Healthwatch told members of the recent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee that some islanders needed daily outpatient treatment. And that meant they had to spend long periods away from home. Carol said they had […]

Karma St Martin’s Attracts New Visitors From Asia

Karma St Martin’s Attracts New Visitors From Asia

Karma St Martin’s Hotel has helped attract new visitors to Scilly from Asia during its first full-year of operation. Manager Francesca McCarthy says marketing the business using the extensive Karma resorts membership database has helped extend the St Martin’s season and that’s benefited all local businesses. Francesca says the hotel has been particularly popular with […]

New Book Recounts Loss Of Biggest Sailing Vessel Off Scilly

New Book Recounts Loss Of Biggest Sailing Vessel Off Scilly

A new book that details the bravery of St Agnes lifeboatmen during a dramatic shipwreck rescue has gone on sale. Retired QC John Hicks has been researching An Absolute Wreck, the story of the loss of the TW Lawson, for the past decade. John has visited libraries and archives in the UK as well as […]

Scilly Lottery Winner 2nd November 2015

Alan Spicer from Ashford in Middlesex

St Mary’s Harbour Report November 1st

Here’s the latest harbour news from Alan Hartwell at the Harbour Office. The Scillonian III has just one week left for this season. Her visits on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday will all depart St Mary’s at 1500 The toilets have reopened after investigations into the slow pipework were carried out Three of the […]