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Human Remains Found On St Mary’s Beach Are From Medieval Man

Human Remains Found On St Mary’s Beach Are From Medieval Man

Human remains have been discovered on a St Mary’s beach. But don’t panic – following a lengthy investigation it turns out the bone is from someone who lived at least 700 years ago. The find was made on Porthmellon the winter before last by local diver and historian Todd Stevens, who said he immediately recognised […]

Update From St Mary’s Harbour Team 20th May 2016

GENERAL Next week there will be some work carried out by the NOC with surface autonomous vessels – please see LNtM 7/16 We will be working with the MCA next week on their annual National Tier 3 Exercise where counter pollution equipment will be tested by staff from Braemar Howells. We will be working in […]

MCA To Run Major Oil Spill Exercise In Scilly

MCA To Run Major Oil Spill Exercise In Scilly

Islanders and visitors shouldn’t be alarmed if they see anti-pollution equipment being used around St Mary’s next week. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are running an exercise on Wednesday (25th May) and Thursday to test how the UK would react to a major oil spill at sea and on the coastline. They’re working closely […]

Tresco & Bryher School Mayday Celebration

This year’s Tresco & Bryher School Mayday Celebration will be taking place on Thursday 26th May at 1.15pm. It’s being held at South Hill on Bryher.    

Scilly’s Steamship Company Announces Replacement For Gry Maritha Freight Ship

Scilly’s Steamship Company Announces Replacement For Gry Maritha Freight Ship

Scilly will soon be served by a larger freight ship after the Steamship Company announced today that it is in the process of buying a replacement for the Gry Maritha. Company bosses say they’re undergoing the final legal stages to purchase the Mali Rose, which arrived in Penzance from Norway earlier this week. They expect […]

Passengers Rescued After Tripper Boat Incident

Passengers Rescued After Tripper Boat Incident

St Mary’s Lifeboat came to the aid of 48 passengers and 2 crewmembers on board a tripper boat this morning. The incident occurred just after 11.30am, when the Surprise was reported to be taking on water by the Daisy in the Western Rocks. RNLI spokesman Steve Watt says the fishing vessel Pioneer, along with Ben […]

By-Election Called For Vacant St Mary’s Council Seats

By-Election Called For Vacant St Mary’s Council Seats

A local by-election has been called on St Mary’s to contest the three vacant Council seats on the island. It follows a request by two members of the local electorate and is likely to take place on 16th June. Information about standing for election can be obtained from the Returning Officer through the Town Hall […]

New ‘Definitive’ Guide To Scilly’s Shipwrecks Is Launched

New ‘Definitive’ Guide To Scilly’s Shipwrecks Is Launched

A new ‘definitive’ record of Scilly’s shipwrecks has been launched by two local divers. Shipwrecks and Maritime History In And Around The Isles Of Scilly by Ed Cumming and Todd Stevens has taken almost eleven years to research and covers all known major incidents from the year 994 to the present day. Todd says they […]

Almost A Third Of Last Year’s Visitors Were On First Trip To Scilly

Almost A Third Of Last Year’s Visitors Were On First Trip To Scilly

30% of visitors to Scilly in 2015 were on their first trip to the islands. And both day visitors and staying tourists are spending more, compared to last year. These are some of the findings from the Annual Visitor Survey organised by the Islands’ Partnership. Last year’s results have just been released. The tourism body […]

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