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Event Marks Retirement Of Lifeboat Coxwain

Event Marks Retirement Of Lifeboat Coxwain

Around 60 people connected with the St Mary’s lifeboat marked the retirement of Andy Howells as Coxswain at an event at the Mermaid Inn on Saturday night. Andy has spent 26 years on the lifeboat and the past 11 years in the leading role on board.  He’ll be retiring as part of the everyday crew but […]

Walkers Complete Five Islands Coastal Walk

Walkers Complete Five Islands Coastal Walk

A team of 11 volunteers walked around the entire coastal paths of the five inhabited islands yesterday in aid of the Parkinson’s Disease  Society. The group set off at 6am from Tesco’s New Inn and completed the challenge at around 6.30pm. When we caught up with the group, on their final leg of their route […]

AONB Funds Scheme To Locate Scilly Bee

AONB Funds Scheme To Locate Scilly Bee

The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is helping fund a Wildlife Trust project to find out where the Scilly bee lives. Our islands’ only native bee is unique and work is underway to pull together official records on where it’s been seen. The name ‘Scilly bee’ was first used by Andrew Cooper, when making a television film […]

Dog House For Canine Criminal

Dog House For Canine Criminal

The police were informed of what they thought was a case of breaking and entering yesterday. But THEY didn’t respond, instead they dispatched the dog warden. The call came in from a property in Old Town after a rather excitable labradoodle entered the property and started ripping apart bin bags. Maggie Perkovic was sent out […]

Walk Round Five Islands For Parkinson’s Disease

Walk Round Five Islands For Parkinson’s Disease

A team of islanders is walking the coastline of all five inhabited islands in Scilly to raise money for charity. A team of 11 islanders will leave Tresco’s New Inn at 6am on Sunday to walk the 6 miles around that islands’ coast. Then the group will travel by boat to the other four inhabited isles […]

Report Warns Climate Change Is Biggest Threat To Scilly

Report Warns Climate Change Is Biggest Threat To Scilly

Councillors have commented on a detailed report on the potential effects of climate change in Scilly. A report in 2007 estimated that the sea level rise could be between 18 and 59cm (7-23in), but this the first comprehensive document drawing together differing predictions and findings. The report warns that sea level rise is the biggest […]

Good Turnout For Stitching And Quilting Exhibition

Good Turnout For Stitching And Quilting Exhibition

Its the second of a two-day stitching and quilting exhibition at the church pavilion, next to the parish church today. There was a good turnout yesterday of visitors and islanders who wanted to see images of Scilly portrayed through intricate needlework on quilts, blankets and fabrics. The work of the Lyonesse quilters was also drawing […]

Vet Support Group Says Business Rates Could Cripple Them

Vet Support Group Says Business Rates Could Cripple Them

The Isles of Scilly Veterinary Support Group is battling a business rating decision for their newly built accommodation in Old Town which their chairman claims could cripple the group. Bill Wilson told last night’s annual general meeting at the Scillonian Club that he was hopeful the high valuation for business rates would be tackled. The […]

Images Of Scilly Captured For Wildlife Trust Centenary

Images Of Scilly Captured For Wildlife Trust Centenary

A landscape photographer will be taking shots of Scilly this week as part of a UK-wide tour arranged by Wildlife Trusts. Mike McFarlane is touring the UK and photographing 120 locations as part of the Living Landscape initiative. The project aims to capture images of the countryside as it is really used with multiple users rather than picture […]