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Scilly MEP To Visit In May

Scilly MEP To Visit In May

One of Scilly’s MEPs will be visiting the islands later this month and wants to hear from you. Julie Girling, the Conservative MEP representing Scilly, will be visiting on 17th May and will be answering questions about her role and the European Parliament on Radio Scilly. She is one of the 6 elected representatives for […]

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 […]

Scilly Boatbuilder to Build New St Mary’s Gig

Scilly Boatbuilder to Build New St Mary’s Gig

The Tregarthen’s gig, which was built in 1999, is to be replaced with a new model built by local boatbuilder Peter Martin. It will take up to six months to build and will be ready in time for the World Pilot Gig Championships 2012. Peter’s newest gigs performed well over the weekend and the boat he built for Tresco […]

New Book on Colossus Mixes Fact and Fiction

New Book on Colossus Mixes Fact and Fiction

A new book, mixing historical facts about the wreck of the Colossus and some fictional elements set in modern times is launched today. “Shadows in the Sand” has been written by former island resident and published author, Glynis Cooper. Glynis wants island bookshops to be able to sell her latest work before she takes it […]

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 […]

New Bottling Machine for Islands’ Brewery

New Bottling Machine for Islands’ Brewery

A specialised bottling machine, funded in part by a Local Action Group grant, has gone into production at the Ales of Scilly Brewery. The Czech-built machine semi automates the process and according to brewery owner Mark Praeger, will revolutionise the business as he’ll be able to produce bottles of beer without yeast in them. Previously his […]

Support For Patients With Neurological Disease

Support For Patients With Neurological Disease

The NHS in Scilly says extra support is being offered for patients living with long-term neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and spina bifida. Two Neurology Care Advisors have been recruited in Cornwall to work within the neuro-rehabilitation service. Their role will be  to provide advice and support and they will offer patients […]

Scilly MP Says Scrap NHS Reforms

Scilly MP Says Scrap NHS Reforms

Scilly’s MP is calling for the Government to scrap plans for reform of the NHS. Andrew George told the Commons that, as such substantial changes were needed to the plans to give private companies and charities a chance to run health services, it would ‘take the guts out’ of plans. It was therefore better not […]

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% […]