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Bryher Play Area Gets Green Light

Bryher Play Area Gets Green Light

A letter of support for the construction of play furniture on Bryher from Tresco and Bryther School Council reps Zoe and Jack hit the right notes with planners on Tuesday night. Planners approved the application for kit aimed at 4-12 year olds, to be placed by the community centre. Planning chair Amanda Martin, to whom the […]

Churches and Schools Marking 400th Anniversary Of King James Bible

Churches and Schools Marking 400th Anniversary Of King James Bible

Islands’ schools and churches are working together to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James authorised version of the Bible. The book, when it was published in 1611, became what is considered to be one of the most influential volumes in English history as it was taken to the Americas by English-speaking […]

Mini-Fastnet Race Yacht Runs Into Trouble Near Islands

Mini-Fastnet Race Yacht Runs Into Trouble Near Islands

Falmouth Coastguard has been liaising with the two crew members on board a yacht that got into trouble off our islands overnight while taking part in the Mini Fastnet race organised by the Royal Western Yacht Club. The Petite August  reported rudder prolems at around 11.30pm and was adrift between us and Lands’ End. She’s being monitored […]

Fly The Scillonian Flag Says Visitor

Fly The Scillonian Flag Says Visitor

A visitor to the islands thinks we should do more to fly the Scillonian flag. Mike Pryor is a flag enthusiasts who is on holiday at the Bell Rock hotel from Wiltshire – at home he runs an online gallery and shop for his own county banner. He’d like to see more of the Scillonian […]

Urgent Plea For Help With Mayday Celebrations

Urgent Plea For Help With Mayday Celebrations

An urgent plea has gone out to parents to help with St Mary’s Mayday ceremony. There are so many nursery and infant-aged children on the islands this year that an appeal to help has been placed by the Parent Teacher Association, who feel they’ll struggle to provide traditional teas for the 68 youngsters after the […]

Moorwell Alp “Isn’t Supposed To Be Happening” Says MEP

Moorwell Alp “Isn’t Supposed To Be Happening” Says MEP

One of Scilly’s MEP’s has expressed her surprise at the sight of the mound of rubbish at the Council’s Moorwell Alp. And she has begun her own fact-finding mission into Scilly’s most infamous eyesore. Julie Girling says she understands that things are different on islands but she is also used to the special waste management challenges of Gibraltar, which […]

New Shellfish Limits On Hobby Fishermen Being Proposed

New Shellfish Limits On Hobby Fishermen Being Proposed

The council’s new sea fisheries committee, the IFCA, is proposing restrictions on the amount of shellfish a hobby fisherman may legally land. The regulation is designed to protect islanders who fish for a living so they’re not competing with people selling their crab and lobster on the black market. The plan is to issue permits […]

Missing St Martin’s Man Found Safe

Missing St Martin’s Man Found Safe

The Coast Guard team on St Martin’s was called out in the middle of the night after a seasonal worker who had gone out for a moonlight walk failed to return home. The people with whom he shares accommodation raised the alarm. Falmouth Coast Guard dispatched personnel to search the western end of the island at around 2.45am this morning […]

Man Airlifted To Treliske

Man Airlifted To Treliske

A football match on St Agnes ended early yesterday (Sunday) evening when a local male in his 30s was airlifted to hospital in Cornwall with a suspected broken ankle. The accident happened on the Multi Use Games Area next to the Island Hall. The Coastguard was alerted after 9pm and they prepared a landing area at […]