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Rescued Trawler On Fire Again

Rescued Trawler On Fire Again

The Faroese trawler Athena, which had to be rescued 200 miles southwest of the Isles of Scilly last October is reported to be on fire again. The factory trawler caught fire this morning while in the Faroe Islands port of Skalfjord, leading to the evacuation of residents in the area. The ship is carrying 18 […]

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 […]

Art Scilly Launches

Art Scilly Launches

A week-long programme of events that will showcase the art on our islands and give locals and visitors a chance to have a go is launching this evening. Art Scilly will run until May 14th and combines open studios with hands on try-out sessions in a variety of art forms from stained glass to unusual Japanese raku pottery. Dr […]

Scilly First to Declare Referendum Result

Scilly First to Declare Referendum Result

The Isles of Scilly was the first area in the country to declare their results in Thursday’s AV referendum. The Scilly result was declared just after 4.30pm but our islands were actually ready ten minutes earlier – town hall staff were unable to reach the official who gives permission for the result to be made public despite repeated […]

Scam Warning Over Inheritance Letters

Scam Warning Over Inheritance Letters

Islanders are being warned about a new letter scam which is being sent to residents. Daniel Lawson, Manager of the Bell Rock Hotel, received a letter claiming he had been left a sizable legacy by a distant relative called ‘Henry’ Lawson who died in China. Daniel didn’t fall for the scam but said the letter […]

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 […]

Laser Tag Returns to Garrison

Laser Tag Returns to Garrison

For the fourth year in a row, Scilly youngsters will have a chance to try out their target skills with Laser Tag on the Garrison. The event has grown from a weekend using just 10 guns to double that number and the number of participants has trebled since 2008. The sessions are organised by the youth […]