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Concerns About Light Pollution Over Scilly

Concerns About Light Pollution Over Scilly

The dark night skies above Scilly, so admired by stargazers, are something we take for granted. But there are growing concerns that light pollution from new developments could put this under threat. Councillor Amanda Martin expressed dismay at a recent Council planning meeting about the amount of light pollution from the new school, which she […]

Who Are The Hash House Harriers?

Who Are The Hash House Harriers?

Every week, as I’m putting up the ‘What’s On” listings on ScillyToday, I’m drawn to a regular event. “Scilly Hash House Harriers. Fun run or jog. 11.30am from Hugh House on the Garrison.” Quite frankly, if it wasn’t for the “fun run” bit, I’d guess they were a cookery club. Or maybe a bunch of […]

Unique Challenges For Island Startup Businesses

Unique Challenges For Island Startup Businesses

Islanders who want to start businesses in Scilly face some unique barriers because of our location and isolation from the mainland. But many of the issues are the same wherever you are and it’s providing the confidence to take the next steps in business that’s important. That’s the view of Outset Cornwall Advisor, Pam Sekula, […]

Letters From 1950s Show Dire State Of Tresco Finances

Letters From 1950s Show Dire State Of Tresco Finances

We know how successful Tresco is at attracting visitors to Scilly, but letters and communications between Government officials uncovered at the National Archive in Kew offer a bleak picture of the island in the 1950s. Wyn Grant has researched correspondence, which shows the estate was close to bankruptcy due to high death duties following the […]

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