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Poetic Inspiration Delivered To Scilly’s School Children

Poetic Inspiration Delivered To Scilly’s School Children

Children at the Five Islands School have received poetic inspiration thanks to a unique project, funded by a £1,500 grant from Steamship Group’s Community Fund. ‘Poetry Postie’ Sally Crabtree held workshops with pupils to show that poetry can be fun and doesn’t have to be boring. She’ll now turn their words into postcards, which she […]

Scilly Is Chosen For Tech Company Charity Challenge

Scilly Is Chosen For Tech Company Charity Challenge

The RNLI and Scilly’s Wildlife Trust will benefit from a charity challenge taking place on the islands in July. It’s part of an annual event organised by computer giant Acer UK, where they challenge technology journalists to “get out of London and raise money for charity.” Previous events have taken in the Three Peaks and […]

Navy Helicopter Gives Surprise Performance For Tresco Visitors

Navy Helicopter Gives Surprise Performance For Tresco Visitors

Visitors to Tresco’s Abbey Gardens had a surprise aerial display recently thanks to the Royal Naval Air Station at Culdrose. The gardens were the venue for a training exercise involving a Merlin helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron, ‘The Flying Tigers.’ The crew were taking part in ‘Exercise Flower Power’ as part of the unit’s […]

Scilly’s Healthwatch Highly Commended For Its Work

Scilly’s Healthwatch Highly Commended For Its Work

Scilly’s Healthwatch organisation has been highly commended at this year’s Healthwatch England Awards in Nottingham. The group, which acts as an independent watchdog for local health service users, received a commendation for its work in the community. Healthwatch Isles of Scilly focused on the work it has done to become a local information hub. They […]

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 […]

Man Dies After Getting Into Difficulties In Water Off Tean

Man Dies After Getting Into Difficulties In Water Off Tean

A visitor has died after getting into difficulties in the water off Tean. Friends and family got the man out of the sea on Tuesday afternoon and tried to resuscitate him. The Cornwall Air Ambulance and first responders from St Martin’s were called but the 44-year old man from Kent was pronounced dead at the scene. […]

Human Remains Found On St Mary’s Beach Are From Medieval Man

Human Remains Found On St Mary’s Beach Are From Medieval Man

Human remains have been discovered on a St Mary’s beach. But don’t panic – following a lengthy investigation it turns out the bone is from someone who lived at least 700 years ago. The find was made on Porthmellon the winter before last by local diver and historian Todd Stevens, who said he immediately recognised […]

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 […]

Scilly’s Steamship Company Announces Replacement For Gry Maritha Freight Ship

Scilly’s Steamship Company Announces Replacement For Gry Maritha Freight Ship

Scilly will soon be served by a larger freight ship after the Steamship Company announced today that it is in the process of buying a replacement for the Gry Maritha. Company bosses say they’re undergoing the final legal stages to purchase the Mali Rose, which arrived in Penzance from Norway earlier this week. They expect […]