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Mainland Companies Attending ‘Supply Scilly’ Event This Week

Mainland Companies Attending ‘Supply Scilly’ Event This Week

This year’s Supply Scilly event, taking place in the Town Hall today and tomorrow (24th and 25th February) looks set to be another success. The Islands’ Partnership say eighteen mainland companies will be attending including many of the region’s leading catering suppliers and wholesalers, offering product ranges and services tailored to the Scillonian customer. Specialist […]

Steamship Group Pays Tribute To Former CEO Jeff Marston

Steamship Group Pays Tribute To Former CEO Jeff Marston

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has paid tribute to former Chief Executive Jeff Marston who died at the weekend following a battle with cancer. Jeff joined the company in 2001 and held the post of chief executive for 12 years before announcing his decision to step down in 2013. He started his career at […]

Street Trading Expanded To Porthcressa Bank

Street Trading Expanded To Porthcressa Bank

Street trading in Hugh Town will be expanded to cover the Porthcressa bank and walkway areas from April. Members of the recent Licensing Committee meeting agreed the changes following feedback from existing traders earlier this year. The extension will see the grassy areas and path, which are popular with summer visitors, opened up to licensed […]

Bryher’s Hell Bay Hotel Adds Another Tourism Trophy To Their Cabinet

Bryher’s Hell Bay Hotel Adds Another Tourism Trophy To Their Cabinet

The run of awards success continues for Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher. For the second year in a row, the hotel won gold for the Best Small Hotel at the South West Tourism Awards, which were held last night in Exeter Cathedral. In the past three years, they’ve picked up six trophies – two gold […]

Record-Breaking Year On The Cards For Cruise Visits In Scilly

Record-Breaking Year On The Cards For Cruise Visits In Scilly

2016 is set to be another record-breaking year for cruise ship visits to Scilly. St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark says they already have 48 tentative bookings, more than at this time last year. In 2015, there were 43 visits by cruise ships with over 18,000 passengers. And while the final list is likely to change, […]

BT Upgrades Broadband Equipment In Scilly

BT Upgrades Broadband Equipment In Scilly

Many islanders should see improved broadband speeds following an upgrade to equipment in the exchange on St Mary’s. BT says the new kit will provide a better service for people using the old copper-based ADSL broadband, not the high-speed fibre network. It should mean a more reliable and possibly faster connection for these customers, they […]

St Mary’s Harbour Raised In New Duchy Legal Case

St Mary’s Harbour Raised In New Duchy Legal Case

The Duchy of Cornwall is in court this week to fight a ruling that could see it being opened up to more public scrutiny. And its management of facilities such as St Mary’s Harbour is being used as evidence that it’s a public body. That’s the claim which has been put forward by retired businessman […]

National Newspaper Says Scilly Has One Of Slowest Internet Connections

National Newspaper Says Scilly Has One Of Slowest Internet Connections

A national newspaper has published data showing Scilly has the seventh slowest internet speeds in the country, over a year since the completion of an ambitious £3.6m project to install a fibre optic link to the mainland. But BT spokesman Jason Mann says the report in yesterday’s Daily Mirror is not correct. And he says […]

Islands’ Partnership Looking For New Chairman

Islands’ Partnership Looking For New Chairman

The Islands’ Partnership is looking for a new Chairman and they’re casting their net wider than the islands. The non-executive position has been vacant since former Chairman and Duchy Land Steward Chris Gregory stood down last summer. Current Vice Chairman Robert Francis has been carrying out the duties on a temporary basis. The Partnership’s Executive […]