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Good Turnout For Stitching And Quilting Exhibition

Good Turnout For Stitching And Quilting Exhibition

Its the second of a two-day stitching and quilting exhibition at the church pavilion, next to the parish church today. There was a good turnout yesterday of visitors and islanders who wanted to see images of Scilly portrayed through intricate needlework on quilts, blankets and fabrics. The work of the Lyonesse quilters was also drawing […]

Art Scilly 2011 Going Well

Art Scilly 2011 Going Well

The weather has been kind , but organisation, publicity and a variety of events on all of the islands seems to be the key to the success of this years Art Scilly event. The second promotion of islands’ arts and crafts is halfway through and organiser Oriel Hicks says she’s pleased at how things have […]

Lonely Planet Highlights The Good and Bad of Scilly

Lonely Planet Highlights The Good and Bad of Scilly

According to the 9th edition of Lonely Planet’s Great Britain guidebook, “If you’re on a tight budget, there’s no getting away from it – Britain ain’t cheap.” The latest version of the guide says public transport, admission fees, restaurants and hotel rooms all tend to be expensive compared with their equivalents in other European countries. […]

The Oscar Goes To… Tresco

The Oscar Goes To… Tresco

Tresco’s latest attraction has been officially launched. It’s a five meter high stern figure from the back of the wreck the Colossus, nicknamed Oscar. Oscar forms part of a new display in the history room which was unveiled in front of  local dignatories, archaeologists and Marine historians on Friday. Diver and author Richard Larne and Scilly Museum curator […]

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 […]

Islanders Attend Future of Tourism Report Consultation

Islanders Attend Future of Tourism Report Consultation

Around 50 people attended the consultation over the Blues Sail Future of Tourism report yesterday. Tim Guthrie and Julian Pearce, who met with attendees, said that on the whole, the comments were positive but there was some concerns over the proposal to merge the different organisations that deal with the tourist industry on the islands […]

Blue Sail Report Consultation Begins

Blue Sail Report Consultation Begins

You’ll have your chance to say whether you agree or disagree with the findings of tourism consultants, Blue Sail today at a special event in the Weslyan Chapel. The £60,000 research project was commisioned by Island Tourism and aims to see if Scilly can stem the decline in tourism numbers over the past decade. Julian […]

Update on Scillonian III Sailings

Update on Scillonian III Sailings

The Scillonian III will depart at 1pm this afternoon (Tues 3rd May). Passengers booked on today’s 4:30pm sailing are being asked to check in at 11am. Council staff opened up an emergency accommodation at their Carn Thomas offices and hall yesterday to provide shelter for visitors stranded on Saint Mary’s after the second sailing of the Scillonian […]

Cruise Ship MS Expedition Visiting Scilly

Cruise Ship MS Expedition Visiting Scilly

The cruise ship MS Expedition is visiting Scilly on Saturday, arriving at 07:00. Her 124 passengers will be visiting Tresco in the morning and then St. Agnes in the afternoon. The ship, owned and operated by the Canada-based Gap Adventures is 105m in length, 18.9m beam, a draught of 4.8m and weighs in at 3,960GRT, […]