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Update on Scillonian III Sailings

Update on Scillonian III Sailings

The Scillonian III will depart at 1pm this afternoon (Tues 3rd May). Passengers booked on today’s 4:30pm sailing are being asked to check in at 11am. Council staff opened up an emergency accommodation at their Carn Thomas offices and hall yesterday to provide shelter for visitors stranded on Saint Mary’s after the second sailing of the Scillonian […]

Cruise Ship MS Expedition Visiting Scilly

Cruise Ship MS Expedition Visiting Scilly

The cruise ship MS Expedition is visiting Scilly on Saturday, arriving at 07:00. Her 124 passengers will be visiting Tresco in the morning and then St. Agnes in the afternoon. The ship, owned and operated by the Canada-based Gap Adventures is 105m in length, 18.9m beam, a draught of 4.8m and weighs in at 3,960GRT, […]

World Pilot Gig Championships – Report Friday 29th April

World Pilot Gig Championships – Report Friday 29th April

The Isles of Scilly has done the double in this year’s championships with local winners in both the womens and mens veterans races. Yesterday the Tresco and Bryher women won the veterans title in the recently-built Alfie Jenkins and kept the trophy in Scilly. It was also won by a St Mary’s crew last year. […]

St Agnes Celebrates Royal Wedding in Style

St Agnes Celebrates Royal Wedding in Style

A festive street-party was held on St Agnes today. The event, which took place outside the local Five Islands School base on its recently constructed ornamental patio, was dominated by a decorated six-tier wedding cake made out of cardboard by the seven primary pupils. School children and toddlers were joined by their mums and several […]

No Planning Permission for Police Station Refurbishment

No Planning Permission for Police Station Refurbishment

Solar Panels placed on the roof of St Mary’s police station may have to be removed as they were installed without planning permission. The major building works have forced the suspension of public access to the front desk of the police station but Radio Scilly can reveal the development started without an application. In a […]

Transport Subsidies for Elderly Secure Says Council

Transport Subsidies for Elderly Secure Says Council

The future of subsidised transport for elderly or disabled islanders is secure for another year after Councillors agreed creative accounting to keep the Buzza Bus and the concessionary boat fare going. The Government hasn’t provided any grant support for the services this year meaning the service could have stopped. But The Town Hall has been […]

Council Agrees New Relocation Policy

Council Agrees New Relocation Policy

The Council has agreed its policy on helping new staff relocate to the islands. New recruits to posts lasting two years or more will get up to £6,000 in relocation costs for moves within the UK and from overseas The cash would apply to the costs of moving partners and dependents Cllr Amanda Martin wanted […]

Council Gets Cash for Potholes

Council Gets Cash for Potholes

Some of St Mary’s potholes could be repaired after the Government announced extra cash for the Town Hall. There’s an additional £100 million of funding across the country to enable local authorities to repair the significant road damage that resulted from the unusually harsh winter this year. Last night, Cllrs heard that we’ll get just […]

Third Royal Wedding Invite for Scilly Couple

Third Royal Wedding Invite for Scilly Couple

A St Mary’s couple say they are honoured to be invited to their third royal wedding. Keith and Sarah Hale will be in Westminster Abbey for this marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton this week. They’ve previously been to Charles and Diana’s wedding in London and Charles’ wedding to Camilla at Windsor Castle. They […]