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Wildlife Boardwalks In Poor Shape

Wildlife Boardwalks In Poor Shape

The boardwalks in two of St Mary’s most visited wildlife walk areas are not in the best shape. The wooden walkway loop around the Higher Moors is currently closed and Julie Love of the Wildlife Trust says damage was sustained when cattle got onto it. The structure isn’t designed to take that weight. Julie says […]

Five Mile Meal Raises Funds For Trenoweth Orchard

Five Mile Meal Raises Funds For Trenoweth Orchard

Last night’s Five-Mile Meal at St Mary’s Hall Hotel raised £220 for Transition Scilly. The group is trying to encourage islanders to reduce reliance on fossil fuels including importing goods from the mainland, and the premise of the menu was that 95% of ingredients had to be produced within the islands. The meal was made […]

Scientists Make Annual Survey Of Beaches

Scientists Make Annual Survey Of Beaches

A group of four scientists from the Plymouth Coastal Observatory are measuring erosion across the inhabited islands’ beaches this week. The researchers will be easy to spot, sporting bulky back packs sprouting aerials and electronics and holding 3 foot-long probes, connected to digital display data readers. Data collected with their hi-tech kit are beamed back […]

Council Gives Donation To Padstow Lobster Hatchery

Council Gives Donation To Padstow Lobster Hatchery

The Council’s Maritime Committee, the IFCA, is giving £1000 to the Padstow lobster hatchery. They need to raise £40,000 to improve their facilities there. The charity has been over to our islands twice to place juvenile lobsters on the seabed in an effort to increase stocks in our islands waters and in July, 3000 babies […]

RSPB Event Taking Place On Tresco

RSPB Event Taking Place On Tresco

RSPB workers will spend the next two weeks offering visitors and islanders guided walks to point out rare and interesting birds around Tresco. The charity has set up a display stand at the Abbey Gardens. It also promotes their work with other stakeholders in developing a marine conservation area in the waters around the islands. […]

Interview with Drinking Water Inspectorate

Interview with Drinking Water Inspectorate

Hear our interview with Professor Jeni Colbourne about water testing in Scilly

Volunteers Sought For Porth Hellick Beach Tidy

Volunteers Sought For Porth Hellick Beach Tidy

Islanders are being asked to help pick up litter on Porth Hellick on Saturday 17th September, so the Marine Conservation Society can assess how much beach litter is washed up around the UK’s coastline. Local Beachwatch organiser, Clare Lewis, says that over 170 species including seabirds, turtles and whales have mistaken marine litter for food […]

Bats Found At Island Hall Site On St Agnes

Bats Found At Island Hall Site On St Agnes

For the first time in the four years of surveying proposed building sites for bats, the mammals have been found. There’s a roost in the Island Hall on St Agnes. Planning permission is being sought to develop a community space and flexible business work units at the site and, as bats are a protected species, […]

Scilly’s Bees Given Clean Bill Of Health

Scilly’s Bees Given Clean Bill Of Health

Scilly’s bees have had a clean bill of health by the Man from the Ministry. Adam Vevers from the Food and Environmental Research Agency has been checking out colonies on all the islands. He is 1 of 70 bee inspectors in the UK and has powers of entry if there is a disease issue. Mainland […]