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Strand Bike Hire Shop Conversion Rejected By Planning Inspector

Strand Bike Hire Shop Conversion Rejected By Planning Inspector

The owner of the former Buccabu bike hire shop on The Strand won’t be able to convert the property into residential accommodation after a planning appeal was rejected. But the Planning Inspector didn’t uphold the Council’s argument that it would affect the retail viability of Hugh Town. The scheme, to create a two-bedroom ground floor […]

‘Travel Hack’ Praises Family-Friendly Scilly

‘Travel Hack’ Praises Family-Friendly Scilly

One of the UK’s most influential travel bloggers says Scilly is one of her two favourite places on the planet. Monica Stott’s comment, that the islands are on par with Iceland, is quite a compliment. She’s travelled the world visiting dozens of destinations in her role as reporter and publisher of the popular website, ‘The […]

Major US Newspaper Recommends Scilly Beach and Ice Cream

Major US Newspaper Recommends Scilly Beach and Ice Cream

The Wall Street Journal is suggesting that its readers discover Scilly. The prestigious newspaper has featured the islands in an article called ‘Four More Under-the-Radar Beaches.’ In the report, writer Kate Maxwell suggests “generally mob-free’ destinations. Tresco’s Pentle Bay is recommended along with beaches at Bathsheba in Barbados, Long Island in the USA and Menorca. […]

Scilly Seafish Company Commits Cash To Preserve Lobster Stocks

Scilly Seafish Company Commits Cash To Preserve Lobster Stocks

Bryher-based Island Fish has made a commitment to help native lobster populations. Their director, Amanda Pender, has signed up to the National Lobster Hatchery’s ‘Buy One Set One Free’ scheme. It means that the business will donate money to the Padstow-based hatchery for every lobster order they receive. The money raised will go towards raising […]

Students Bring Awards Home Following Music Contest

Students Bring Awards Home Following Music Contest

Music students from the Five Islands’ School have returned from the Cornwall Music Festival with six trophies. Sixteen pupils travelled to Truro earlier this month to represent Scilly in the annual competition between Cornish schools. And Scilly’s students gained the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in two classes. The grades achieved were: Becky Smith, grade […]

Future Cleaning Services are currently looking for cleaners in Scilly

Future Cleaning Services are currently looking for cleaners in the Isles of Scilly. Duties will include cleaning toilets, polishing, mopping, vacuuming, emptying bins. Job 1 Hours Monday – Saturday 2 hours per day Job 2 Hours Sunday – Friday 2.50 hours per day Hourly rate between £9 and £10. Email: Jess . Sinkins @ futurecleaningservices […]

Scillonian III To And From Scilly CANCELLED Monday March 28th

There’s bad news for passengers expecting travel to and from Scilly by sea today. The Scillonian III’s Bank Holiday Monday sailing has been cancelled. The Steamship Company say that they have been reviewing the weather forecast regularly for the last few days but due to the current severe sea conditions, they have been left with […]

Plan For Ambulance Named After Island Gig To Help Refugees

Plan For Ambulance Named After Island Gig To Help Refugees

An ambulance named after a Scilly gig could soon be saving the lives of refugees in Syria. Islanders and visitors are being asked to help raise the £6,000 needed to buy a fully equipped vehicle, filled with medical aid. James Overton is the Cornwall Ambassador for the Refugee Aid Network and he’s behind the appeal. […]

Advisory: Scillonian To And From Scilly On Monday – COULD Be Cancelled

Monday 28th March 2016: The sailing from Penzance will now depart from Albert Pier at 09.15. Boarding will be between 08:00 and 08:45. Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather conditions a final decision on sailing will be made on Monday morning. Although the sailing has not been cancelled at this time, any passengers […]

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