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Sevenstones Inn Closing Doors Until Action Taken Over Alleged Incident

Sevenstones Inn Closing Doors Until Action Taken Over Alleged Incident

The Sevenstones Inn on St Martin’s has closed its doors and the owner says the pub will remain shut until there’s action over an alleged altercation on the premises on Monday night (see here for story). Toby Tobin Dougan says he wants the man whom he alleges is at the centre of a fracas to […]

Doris Arrives At St Mary’s Hall Hotel

Doris Arrives At St Mary’s Hall Hotel

You’ll notice a new vintage vehicle on the roads of St Mary’s today. Doris, a Sherpa van has been bought by St Mary’s Hall Hotel owner Clifford Freeman to complement his Morris Minor that has become quite a talking point amongst visitors. The van, originally built in the 1970s, was bought in bits on eBay and […]

St Agnes Boating To Develop Online Booking

St Agnes Boating To Develop Online Booking

St Agnes Boating has launched a consultation with the public on plans to develop their online booking and information services. The idea is to improve the visitor experience by offering more info, in line with suggestions made by the Blue Sail tourism consultants. John Peacock is going for Local Action Group funding again to upgrade his online service so that […]

Haulage Business To Expand Premises

Haulage Business To Expand Premises

Richard Hand will be able to develop his haulage business premises with a new office, staff room and room for storing and maintaining vehcicles. Council planners have backed a new building on Porthmellon Industrial Estate. The steel framed structure will be clad in vertical timber and will be 14m x 10m. Allen Hicks wrote to […]

Steamship Company Buys Nike Engineering

Steamship Company Buys Nike Engineering

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has extended its work into fixing vehicles and selling fuel. The company has officially taken control of Porthmellon-based Nike Engineering. Although a sale has been on the cards for some months, the formalities have only just been completed. Jeff Marston, Chief Executive of the Steamship Company says they can […]

Helicopter Company To Run Sightseeing Trial In Scilly

Helicopter Company To Run Sightseeing Trial In Scilly

A London-based company is set to ‘test the water’ for pleasure helicopter flights around Scilly. Adventure 001 Helicopters is the biggest company of its type in the UK and they met with Council and airport officials yesterday about running short, six minute flights at £25 a time around St Mary’s in June and August. They’re […]

Ales Of Scilly Brewery Offering Free Retail Space

Ales Of Scilly Brewery Offering Free Retail Space

Free retail space is being offered by the owner of the Ales of Scilly Brewery. Mark Praeger has a 3x3m area in his unit on the industrial estate at Porthmellon that used to be occupied by the produce shop, and he says it’s there for anybody who wants it. He says it would be ideal as […]

New Glazing Business In Old Town Given Green Light

New Glazing Business In Old Town Given Green Light

A new glazing service could start in Scilly afer Councillors backed an application to base the business at the back of the Old Town Studio, accessed by Launceston Close. The timber shed will house a tradesman cutting glass for building projects. It’s a plan which Councillor Christine Savill welcomed as adding diversity to the local […]

Helicopters Will Continue To Take Bookings This Autumn

Helicopters Will Continue To Take Bookings This Autumn

British International Helicopters has dealt with a flurry of phone calls after a mainland broadcaster reported that the company wasn’t taking bookings after October this year. That’s not the case says BIH boss, Tony Jones, who last week told Radio Scilly that transactions would go through for Autumn flights and they would be honoured, wherever their […]