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Effects Of Climate Change On Scilly Explained

Effects Of Climate Change On Scilly Explained

Islanders will get an insight into how global warming or changing weather patterns could affect and shape our islands in a lecture this evening. The Council’s Climate Change officer, David Senior, has researched reports and data and will offer a prediction of how Scilly could be affected over the next 50 to 100 years. The […]

Hunt Is On For St Agnes Mice

Hunt Is On For St Agnes Mice

St Agnes residents have been putting what look like bars of chocolate outside their homes this month. It’s part of a plan to check out whether there are any mice left on the island and the bars of chocolate-flavoured wax blocks were laid to spot tell-tale mouse teeth marks. It was all part of follow-up […]

Islands Could Be Best Place In UK For Solar Power

Islands Could Be Best Place In UK For Solar Power

A Scillonian man feels so passionately about the potential for solar power on our islands, he’s travelled non-stop from south Australia to attend today’s sustainable energy session at the Church Pavilion from 8pm. Jason Hicks, who operated as an electrician before emigrating to Adelaide after his wedding, has installed over 1000 solar systems and is […]

MEP Asking People To Avoid Chinese Lanterns

MEP Asking People To Avoid Chinese Lanterns

Falmouth Coastguard last year appealed for islanders releasing Chinese lanterns to call them and tell staff. There have been calls from people who mistake them for distress flares. Now, one of our islands’ MEPs has gone a step further and asked islanders to consider whether they want to release them at Halloween or on Guy […]

Interview with Lisa Magill

Interview with Lisa Magill

Lisa Magill discusses the Isles of Scilly Renewable Energy Co-operative and the St Martin’s Solar Garden plans  

Renewable Energy Group Hold Public Consultation On St Martin’s

Renewable Energy Group Hold Public Consultation On St Martin’s

The organisation that wants to build a solar garden on St Martin’s held a public consultation on the island on Friday. Representatives from the Isles of Scilly Renewable Energy Co-operative, or ISREC, wanted to meet residents to explain their plans and provide information on how the organisation will operate. Planning for the solar field, an […]

Rare Ladybird Seen On Tresco

Rare Ladybird Seen On Tresco

A rare 18-spot ladybird has been sighted on Tresco. The ladybird, Myrrha 18-guttata, was spotted by a visitor, Pam Moorhouse, an experienced ladybird spotter and is the first such ladybird ever recorded on the Islands. Dr Helen Roy from the UK Ladybird Survey says the 18-spot is very rarely reported in the UK with only […]

Cornwall Sustainability Awards Looking For Scilly Nominees

Cornwall Sustainability Awards Looking For Scilly Nominees

Organisers of the Cornwall Sustainability Awards are looking for nominations from the islands. Anthony Weight from the awards committee says they’re interested to hear from companies and organisations that are minimising their environmental impact through reduced use of energy and water, lowering pollution or engaging with the community in novel ways. There are a number […]

Cornwall Sustainability Awards

Cornwall Sustainability Awards

With Anthony Weight talking about the Cornwall Sustainability Awards