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Historic Replica Ship, The Matthew, Makes Second Trip To Scilly

Historic Replica Ship, The Matthew, Makes Second Trip To Scilly

The 78 ft long replica of the Matthew, the ship that sailed from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497, has been in our islands’ waters for the second time this year. The boat is used for training or chartered for cruises and she brought over and accommodated Bristol rowers during gig weekend. Skipper, Rob Salvidge says […]

New Book Details Life Of Scilly’s Most Notorious Pirate

New Book Details Life Of Scilly’s Most Notorious Pirate

A new book detailing one of the most ruthless and notorious pirates of the 1600s, who plundered hundreds of ships passing our islands, will be published next weekend. Local diver and historian Todd Stevens has chronicled Scilly’s own pirate. The book dispels any romantic suggestion that pirates were glamorous and goes into detail about the […]

Islanders Competing In Dartmoor Cycle Race

Islanders Competing In Dartmoor Cycle Race

A group of islanders are heading to Dartmoor tomorrow to take part in a challenging cycling race. Ruth and Duncan Nicholls, Helen and Julian Pearce, Amy Hiron and Colin Jenkins are cycling in the Dartmoor Classic Cyclosportive 2011. Duncan told us that the 106 mile course across Dartmoor, starting and finishing in Kingsteignton, is reasonably […]

Kite Surfing Around Samson Could Be Banned

Kite Surfing Around Samson Could Be Banned

Kite surfing around Samson Flats could be banned to protect local wildlife. That’s the proposal being made by the Marine Management Organisation, part of the new Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority, or IFCA. The group was set to recommend controlling personal water craft to protect marine life. Fisheries Officer, Steve Watt, says that ornithologists are concerned […]

Sea Shanty Group Considering National Tour

Sea Shanty Group Considering National Tour

Scilly’s sea shanty singing group, Bone Idol, say they are getting more offers of paid appearances and that has convinced them to prepare a second CD album release. Giles Lethbridge and Derek Shave have just returned from series of performances at the Royal Cornwall Show and the Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, which included a trip […]

Sailing Club Adds New Race To Their Diary

Sailing Club Adds New Race To Their Diary

The Sailing Club are adding a new challenge to their club calendar. The Bryher Beat will encourage islanders and visitors to race from St Mary’s and raise money for the Shelterbox appeal. Richard Smith, who is helping to organise the event, says they’re hoping to make it into a regular race, adding to the two […]

Bone Idle To Appear At Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

Bone Idle To Appear At Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

Scilly’s 8-piece singing group, Bone Idle, continue their southwest tour today. After a successful 10-performance programme at the royal Cornwall show, the lads are on stage at the Falmouth Sea Shanty festival this weekend. The 3-day event, which attracts tourists from all over the world, will feature some of the best shanty singers from the […]

Buntzig Motorcycle Club Hold Charity Barbecue

Buntzig Motorcycle Club Hold Charity Barbecue

Scilly’s bikers got their leathers on yesterday for the 2nd Buntzig Motorcycle Club fundraising barbecue. 25 motorbikes and their owners lined up in the car park of the Old Town Inn for the barbecue which raised £600 for the air ambulance. Ales of Scilly brewer, Mark Praeger, brewed a special Buntzig ale for the event. […]

3-Day Golf Event Starts Today On St Mary’s

3-Day Golf Event Starts Today On St Mary’s

A three day golfing event begins today at St Mary’s Golf Club. British International Helicopters Chief Executive, Tony Jones, says they’re pleased to be able to sponsor the event and the company has provided cash and tickets for prizes. Tony says that the course on St Mary’s is fabulous, but challenging, with plenty of hazards […]