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Folk Club This Saturday

There will be Folk Club this coming Saturday April 23rd at The Old Town Inn 8pm. As always everyone is very welcome to either sing play or just sit and listen and enjoy a mix of music and song.

No Decision On Council Overspend Bailout Until After ‘Brexit’ Referendum

No Decision On Council Overspend Bailout Until After ‘Brexit’ Referendum

The outcome of the ‘Brexit’ referendum could determine whether Scilly’s Council receives an EU bailout following overspends on the Airport Redevelopment and Porthcressa projects. And the islands’ ratepayers may need to subsidise the shortfall of over £1m. Recently the Council announced that they will have to make urgent savings of £670,000 on their annual running […]

Scilly’s Celebrity Sergeant To Headline New Arts And Culture Festival

Scilly’s Celebrity Sergeant To Headline New Arts And Culture Festival

Scilly’s celebrity Police Sergeant, Colin Taylor, has been booked as the headline act at the islands’ new Arts and Culture Festival. The event has been organised by the Islands’ Partnership and replaces Art Scilly Week, which has lost some of its initial momentum in recent years. On the 13th May Colin will meet visitors and […]

Lifeboat Called To First Rescue Of 2016

Lifeboat Called To First Rescue Of 2016

St Mary’s Lifeboat crew had their first shout of 2016 yesterday. RNLB The Whiteheads was called out at 1.47pm to a French single-handed yacht Cap Des Palmes that suffered structural damage near Bishop Rock lighthouse. Scilly’s RNLI Press Officer Steve Watts described the weather at the time as “horrific” with gale force South Easterly winds […]

52 Cruise Ships Expected In 2016 And Islands’ Partnership Say They’re Prepared

52 Cruise Ships Expected In 2016 And Islands’ Partnership Say They’re Prepared

The tourism body the Islands’ Partnership say that they are fully prepared for the 2016 cruise ship season, which gets underway tomorrow. 300 German passengers are visiting on Fram. New ‘Passport to Scilly’ folders have been designed and printed over the winter. One of the aims of the new information packs is to encourage passengers to […]

There Could Be Flight Disruption To Scilly This Afternoon Friday 8th

The weather forecast for this afternoon has deteriorated and is indicating the possibility of high humidity from mid afternoon which may cause disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus this afternoon may transfer to an earlier flight where space allows. If Skybus […]

New Scilly Business Through To Awards Final

New Scilly Business Through To Awards Final

A Bryher Businesswoman says she’s “thrilled and really proud” to have been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category in this year’s Cornwall Business awards. Amanda Pender started Island Fish with her brother Mark last year. They both gave up their jobs to work fulltime in the family-run local shellfish and fish supply operation. Amanda says […]

Former Scilly School Pupil To Help Save Birds Threatened With Extinction

Former Scilly School Pupil To Help Save Birds Threatened With Extinction

A former Five Islands’ School pupil is hoping to save species of birds found on the Galapagos Islands from extinction. Becky Boulton of Bryher has begun a 3-year project at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. She’ll be studying an invasive fly, accidentally introduced to the Ecuador-owned islands, and which is threatening the so-called […]

Scilly Gets Double Entry In Popular Blogger’s Islands Chart

Scilly has taken 2 places in a list of the top 7 “enchanting islands in the UK”. Popular travel blog site “A Lady In London” has included Bryher and Tresco in their new chart. Writer Julie Falconer, who contributes to National Geographic and Lonely Planet, describes the islands as a “tiny archipelago of paradise” and […]

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