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Scilly Bear Back Home After Three Years on Mainland

Scilly Bear Back Home After Three Years on Mainland

Scilly Bear, the Isles of Scilly gig rowing mascot, has been snatched back from Charlestown Rowing Club after 3 years in captivity. The dramatic rescue happened during the recent World Pilot Gig Championships on the islands. Jeremy Pearson told us that Scilly Bear has been debriefed after his captivity in England adding “he’s back home […]

Invite to WI Meeting

Invite to WI Meeting

Island women are being invited to a WI meeting tonight that will help decide the national groups’ political agenda. Members across the UK will discuss which campains they want to take to government. Up for debate is action to stop the proliferation of mega farms, the closure of libraries and the withdrawal of cheques! It […]

Scilly Abattoir Still Possible

Scilly Abattoir Still Possible

A Scilly abattoir remains a possibility but the the plan needs to be completed by 2013 to access European cash. That’s what 35 producers and farmers heard on Friday at a meeting at Mainland Marketing who have commisioned a report into the project. Planning permission and private finance may remain a hurdle. Up to 50% […]

Missing Crew Member Found on Boat

Missing Crew Member Found on Boat

Falmouth Coastguard has callled off an opeartion to locate a 32 year old French fisherman who it was feared had gone overboard 150 miles south of Lands End. RNAS Culdrose was also involved in the rescue operation. It was feared that the male had got into difficulty in the 15 foot waves but he was found by crew […]

Drivers Urged to Slow Down for Horses

Drivers Urged to Slow Down for Horses

Drivers on St Mary’s are being urged to watch their speed after a couple of near-misses with horses. High Lane resident Tracey Guy, a keen rider, says she’s worried that there could be a nasty accident if people don’t slow down, particularly in the narrow lanes upcountry around Normandy And she says its not just cars and vans […]

Wine Club Donates First Shelterbox

Wine Club Donates First Shelterbox

St Mary’s Wine Group has raised enough cash for it’s first Shelterbox. Shelterbox is a charity that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters. Scilly has already given the most per head of population in the UK towards the appeal that provides 10-berth tents packed with life sustaining […]

St Mary’s Hall Seeking Local Food Providers

St Mary’s Hall Seeking Local Food Providers

St Mary’s Hall Hotel say they’re trying a different approach with local food supply and menus and they need local providers to tell them what they have. The Hotel has recently joined the sustainable restaurant association and according to General Manager Joan Shiles, they need to believe in and show commtment to sustainable foods to […]

Year’s First Vet Support Fayre Raises Over £1000

Year’s First Vet Support Fayre Raises Over £1000

This Year’s First Isles of Scilly Veterinary Support Group Summer Fayre got off to a flying start yesterday by raising £1,101 The group of volunteers are dedicated to giving practical support to the resident veterinary practice by improving the surgery facilities and equipment. Jo Probert said this was a fantastic result, and thanked all those who supported […]

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