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Unmarked Pots Could Be Moved Under Proposed Byelaw

Unmarked Pots Could Be Moved Under Proposed Byelaw

Scilly’s Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority could get new powers to lift unmarked shellfish pots following approval to start work on a new byelaw at their last meeting. The draft Limited Shellfish Permit Byelaw would see non-commercial fishermen, or ‘hobbyists,’ having the number of pots they can use capped. And it would allow IFCA officers […]

Theatre Club Needs Your Help For Special Summer Performance

Theatre Club Needs Your Help For Special Summer Performance

St Mary’s Theatre Club is preparing for a very special performance this summer. And they need your help to make it happen. In The Pink has been written by club members and is based on the true stories and family memories of Scillonians during WW1. It will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of […]

New Book Says Atlantis Could Be Just West Of Scilly

New Book Says Atlantis Could Be Just West Of Scilly

The mythical land of Atlantis could be just to the west of Scilly. That’s the theory being put forward in a new book by author Philip Runggaldier. In Atlantis and the Biblical Flood: The Evidence at Last? Philip discusses the evidence that an advanced society living on the dry plain that once stretched from western […]

Tresco’s New Year Flower Count Battles ‘Atrocious’ Weather

Tresco’s New Year Flower Count Battles ‘Atrocious’ Weather

The 2016 New Year’s Day flower count on Tresco shows the Abbey Gardens is blooming, despite some poor weather over the Christmas period. Curator Mike Nelhams says Head Gardener Andrew Lawson “battled round in the most atrocious conditions” on the 1st January, but still managed to find 289 different species flowering. That’s slightly up on […]

Scilly Has ‘The Force’ According To Last Census

Scilly Has ‘The Force’ According To Last Census

Scilly has the second highest percentage of ‘Jedi Knights’ in the country according to data released to coincide with the launch of the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Fourteen islanders, or 0.6% of our population, recorded their religion as Jedi Knight in the last national census, beaten only by Brighton, where just under […]

Popular Lantern Procession Returning To Islands In February

Popular Lantern Procession Returning To Islands In February

Organisers of next February’s Lantern Procession are promising something new. Video footage will be projected from inside the paper shapes, which will be paraded down The Strand at the end of the half-term break on Saturday 20th February. It’ll be the third time that the Articulate Art Collective will have visited Scilly for the mid-winter workshops […]

Chilly Dip For Scilly Santas

Chilly Dip For Scilly Santas

Almost a hundred people dressed up in Father Christmas outfits for the second ‘Santa Dash and Splash’ event yesterday. The 3.5km walk or fun run around St Mary’s was launched last year and for the second- fundraiser for the Kids charity, organiser Wez Swain added an extra twist – a plunge into the chilly sea […]

Hugh Town Christmas Festival Returning

Hugh Town Christmas Festival Returning

The Islands’ Partnership has announced more of the attractions that will make up the second Christmas Festival in Hugh Town on the evening of Wednesday 23rd December. The event will kick off with a ceremonial switch on of the Christmas tree lights in The Park at 5pm with carol singing around the tree. That will […]

New Novel Based On Scilly Is ‘Out Of This World’

New Novel Based On Scilly Is ‘Out Of This World’

Scilly has been the setting for quite a few fiction books over the years, from swashbuckling historical yarns to bodice-ripping romantic tales. But the newest novel to feature the islands is quite literally ‘out of this world.’ Far From the Spaceports by regular Scilly visitor Richard Abbott is set on a group of asteroids, named […]