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Hitachi Report Recommends Investment In Wind Turbines To Reach Council’s Renewables Goal

Hitachi Report Recommends Investment In Wind Turbines To Reach Council’s Renewables Goal

Scilly could see up to seven wind turbines being erected, as well as new fields of solar panels, if councillors follow the recommendations being set out in a new Energy Efficiency Plan that’s been commissioned by the Council. The report, written by the Japanese multinational company Hitachi, provides options for how the Council can achieve […]

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 […]

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 Seafish Company Commits Cash To Preserve Lobster Stocks

Scilly Seafish Company Commits Cash To Preserve Lobster Stocks

Bryher-based Island Fish has made a commitment to help native lobster populations. Their director, Amanda Pender, has signed up to the National Lobster Hatchery’s ‘Buy One Set One Free’ scheme. It means that the business will donate money to the Padstow-based hatchery for every lobster order they receive. The money raised will go towards raising […]

Scilly Is ‘Most Significant’ Seabird Colony In Southwest

Scilly Is ‘Most Significant’ Seabird Colony In Southwest

The RSPB says that Scilly is the most significant seabird colony in the southwest. Their statement follows the release of data collected during last year’s seabird survey, the most detailed for nine years. Volunteers counted breeding seabirds on over 60 different rocks and islands across Scilly. The survey has found that Scilly supports over 8,000 […]

New Commercial Waste Fees Mean £25 To Dump A Tin Of Paint

New Commercial Waste Fees Mean £25 To Dump A Tin Of Paint

Commercial users and islanders without a car will face steep new charges at the Moorwell waste site, including £25 to dispose of a tin of paint and £5 to get rid small electrical items, like an old kettle. Infrastructure Manager Helen Pearce told Tuesday’s Transport, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee that the new fees more […]

Council Could Spend £4m On Electric Vehicle Scheme

Council Could Spend £4m On Electric Vehicle Scheme

Scilly’s Council hopes to spend £4m on electric vehicles and charging points for locals. The project is being included in the Council’s budget plans for the next three years, which councillors will be asked to approve at the Full Council meeting next week. ScillyToday understands the multi-million pound plan, part of a £12m European Regional […]

‘We Did It!’ Says St Agnes As Island Declared Officially ‘Rat Free’

‘We Did It!’ Says St Agnes As Island Declared Officially ‘Rat Free’

St Agnes and Gugh have officially been declared ‘rat free.’ It follows a month-long inspection by the Seabird Recover Project Team, just over two years after the last signs of rat activity were spotted in November 2013. And to celebrate the hard work of the community, a party was held on St Agnes last night, […]

Islanders Asked To Help With RSPB Bird Count

Islanders Asked To Help With RSPB Bird Count

Islanders are being asked to help the RSPB create their annual snapshot of birds and wildlife seen in British gardens. Local organiser Jaclyn Pearson says they want you to give up just an hour of the upcoming weekend, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st January, to record what you see out of your window. The Big […]

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