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Major US Newspaper Recommends Scilly Beach and Ice Cream

Major US Newspaper Recommends Scilly Beach and Ice Cream

The Wall Street Journal is suggesting that its readers discover Scilly. The prestigious newspaper has featured the islands in an article called ‘Four More Under-the-Radar Beaches.’ In the report, writer Kate Maxwell suggests “generally mob-free’ destinations. Tresco’s Pentle Bay is recommended along with beaches at Bathsheba in Barbados, Long Island in the USA and Menorca. […]

Scilly Could Benefit From Weekend Reviews

Scilly Could Benefit From Weekend Reviews

Scilly could benefit from some positive publicity generated by travel articles published over the weekend. The Sunday Express has featured the islands in their ‘Culture Hotspots to Enjoy This Spring’ report. They suggest a trip in April for the Walk Scilly event, taking place between the 9th and the 15th. The newspaper says that the […]

Books Focus On Iconic Lighthouses Off Scilly

Books Focus On Iconic Lighthouses Off Scilly

Two books about lighthouses near to Scilly have gone on sale. Author Elisabeth Stanbrook has produced a new 64-page history of the Longships Light. That structure stands just over a mile off Land’s End and can be seen by passengers traveling to and from Scilly. She’s also updated a 2008 hardback book about the iconic […]

Red Arrows To Appear At Scilly Islands’ Regatta

Red Arrows To Appear At Scilly Islands’ Regatta

The Red Arrows are coming to Scilly this summer. The Royal Air Force aerobatic team will perform a 20-minute display above the islands on Monday 29th August. They’re coming as arguably the star attraction of the Islands’ Regatta, a new event for Scilly this year. The four-day festival beginning on the 26th August will also […]

Old Island Boat Restored To Former Glory

Old Island Boat Restored To Former Glory

A former islander has restored a boat that was used to transport royalty around Scilly. Falmouth pilot Dave Pickston grew up on the islands. Now he says he has realised, “a childhood dream” in acquiring and renovating the 43-foot Soleil d’Or. Tresco owners the Dorrien-Smiths used the 1956-built vessel until the seventies, during which time […]

Planners Approve A New St Mary’s Takeaway And ‘Restaurant’

Planners Approve A New St Mary’s Takeaway And ‘Restaurant’

Tanglewood Kitchen will be allowed to sell takeaways and offer sit-down meals. Councillors have approved a request to switch the premises from an A1 classified business to one with both A3 and A5 planning uses. It means that Tanglewood is no longer listed as a shop and it can now operate as both a restaurant […]

New Chapter For Radio Scilly As Founder Keri Jones Leaves Station

New Chapter For Radio Scilly As Founder Keri Jones Leaves Station

After ten years as Managing Director of Radio Scilly, Keri Jones leaves the station today to prepare for the launch of a new national radio programme. Keri is starting the Great Destinations Radio Show. The 2-hour, weekly broadcast will be syndicated on dozens of community and commercial radio stations. It ends his full-time involvement with […]

Scilly’s Sergeant To Publish Memoirs

Scilly’s Sergeant To Publish Memoirs

The memoirs of Scilly’s current police sergeant, Colin Taylor, are to be published this June. Sgt Taylor has picked up a huge following on Facebook, with over 54,000 people regularly flocking to read his witty anecdotes about life and policing on the islands. Now Colin has been offered a book deal with a hardback edition […]

Five Islands School Excels In Music

Five Islands School Excels In Music

The Five Islands School continues to excel in music, with all fifteen students who recently underwent examinations being graded at ‘merit’ or higher. Youngsters aged between 10 and 15 years old performed solo and combined pieces, as well as musical theatre in the Grade 2 to 7 exams. All the students passed, some with flying […]