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Gig Chairman praises the local council
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Chairman of the World Pilot Gig Championships Committee has reserved special praise for the Council of the Isles of Scilly in helping to organise the event this year.
Five-star Five Islands Pupils prove Scilly's Got Talent
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Pupils from Five Islands School proved once again that ‘Scilly’s Got Talent’ in a sell-out event at the school last night.
Samson gets the VIP treatment on Tresco
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Last year children from the Tresco-Bryher Base of Five Islands School raised £1,500 to sponsor a guide dog, which they named Samson, and last week they got the chance to meet him.
Recorded crime increases but Scilly is still safe
Recorded crime increased on the Isles of Scilly over the past year by 84%, according to statistics released last week by Devon & Cornwall Police. However, the figures have been described as not exceptional by the local police.
Help for Heroes want help from gig rowers
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
It is hoped as many gig crews as possible will accompany a crew of wounded service veterans on the final leg of their epic journey on Friday.
New book from Scilly rewrites history
Another book from the Isles of Scilly has hit the shelves. Trinder’s Telegraph by Peter Laverock chronicles the history of the Telegraph Tower and literally rewrites the history books.
World Championships bigger than ever
Monday, April 25, 2016
The 27th World Pilot Gig Championships are set to be the biggest yet with 151 gigs registered.
Former local policeman to return for gig weekend
Former local constable Marc Blyth, who served on Scilly between 2009 and 2012, is to return to St Mary’s for gig weekend.
Your theatre club needs you
St Mary's Theatre Club is urgently in need of young men for its summer project.
Islanders past and present complete London Marathon
Sunday, April 24, 2016
The Isles of Scilly was well represented at the 36th London Marathon on Sunday with at least five islanders and ex-islanders taking part.
Business as usual for Scilly Sergeant
Sgt Colin Taylor has assured islanders that he is fully committed to his police work, despite his recent publishing deal.
4G technology coming to the Isles of Scilly
Mobile network operator EE intends to switch on high-speed 4G in the Isles of Scilly today.
Air Ambulance called out to Tresco at the weekend
The Cornwall Air Ambulance came to the aid of a woman on Tresco on Sunday, after she broke her ankle while out walking.
Scilly artist releases a book
Friday, April 22, 2016
There has been much press recently about the upcoming book by Sergeant Colin Taylor, but there is another book just out on the islands. More>
Reward offered for missing animal
Residents of St Mary's are on the lookout for a missing skunk. More>
Penzance Councillors opposed to Lelant scheme
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Opposition to the proposed new park and ride scheme for Scillonian passengers at Lelant has been voiced by Penzance Councillors and businessmen. More>
Meals on Wheels 'desperate' for volunteers on St Mary's
The St Mary’s Meals on Wheels service desperately seeks volunteers with a vehicle who can spare an hour here and there. More>
Organisers 'delighted' with Walk Scilly event
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Islands’ Partnership is ‘delighted’ with Walk Scilly and will run a similar event later in the year. More>
Islanders pay tribute to the Queen on her birthday
A flag raising ceremony took place outside the Town Hall this morning to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. More>
Ceremony planned to mark Queen’s 90th birthday
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
There will be a flag raising ceremony held at 9:00am on Thursday at the Town Hall to commemorate the Queen’s 90th birthday. More>
EU exit campaigners coming to Scilly
European referendum campaigners are visiting the Scilly on Thursday to promote Great Britain's departure from the European Union. More>
Council finance meeting agenda published
Agenda papers have been published by the Council of the Isles of Scilly for the next Finance Audit & Scrutiny Committee meeting. More>
Karma Group pledges long-term commitment to Scilly
Monday, April 18, 2016
Karma group have confirmed their commitment to the Isles of Scilly following local rumours that the hotel is up for sale.
Film set on Tresco rated an island classic
Archipelago, a film set on Tresco, has been named in the top ten films set on islands around Great Britain by the British Film Institute.
Wounded veterans complete epic rowing challenge
Sunday, April 17, 2016
A team of wounded armed forces veterans completed an epic rowing challenge to the Isles of Scilly on Sunday as part of The Great Big Cornish Gig Project.
Tribute paid to dedicated nurse on her retirement
St Mary’s Hospital Matron, Anita Bedford, has paid tribute to Beryl Read, who retired last week after 43 years of dedicated service.
Locals encouraged to 'have a go' at making music
Five Islands School will host another Community Music Weekend following the success of the first event in January and everyone is encouraged to turn up and have a go.
New sign points the way for visitors
A new signpost to guide visitors has been put in place, funded by a group of local artists and service providers and with the support of The Duchy of Cornwall.
Daymark festival to go ahead again in 2017
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Daymark Festival will go ahead again next year after another successful weekend of music at Sevenstones Inn on St Martin’s.
New book set on Scilly to be launched next month
A new book set on the islands is to be launched at the inaugural Isles of Scilly Festival next month.
Islands' children encouraged to dream big this weekend
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Argyle Community Trust, the official charity partner of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, will be providing coaching sessions on the Isles of Scilly this weekend.
New food venue to open on St Mary's
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
A new food venue will open on St Mary’s a week on Friday. The Pit will be situated in the former Buccabu bicycle hire shop on The Strand opposite Holgates Green.
Annual gig racing season gets under way tonight
The first gig race of the season takes place tonight when the ladies' teams line up at Nut Rock to negotiate the course to St Mary’s.
Children thrive on Scilly says Guardian journalist
Monday, April 11, 2016
A Guardian journalist has said that an Easter break in the Isles of Scilly has shown how children thrive away from busy traffic.
Man airlifted to hospital after suspected public order incident
A man has sustained a knife wound during a suspected 'public order incident' on St Martin's.
Bumper year beckons for weddings on Scilly
Sunday, April 10, 2016
The Isles of Scilly's Registration Service has taken 51 bookings for civil ceremonies so far this year, with more still coming in.
First shout of the year for St Mary's Lifeboat
St Mary's Lifeboat receives it's first shout of the year in 40-knot winds and rough seas.
Scilly to welcome over 19,000 cruise ship passengers in 2016
Friday, April 08, 2016
The Isles of Scilly will welcome 52 cruise ships between April and September and over 19,000 passengers are expected.
Planning permission granted for new park & ride facility
Cornwall Council planners narrowly approve the proposed facility for Scillonian III passengers.
Weather warning for Sunday
Thursday, April 07, 2016
The Council has issued a weather warning on their website.
Parking conditions set to improve at Porthmellon
Complaints from local residents are acted upon by staff at Island Carriers.
IP release data showing 'healthy improvements'
The Islands’ Partnership has released statistical data from its website showing ‘healthy improvements' compared to 2014/2015.
Funding scheme for new businesses to launch in the next month
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Local businesses and budding entrepreneurs are encouraged to get in touch with the new Voucher Scheme ahead of its official launch.
Duchy wins appeal against more public scrutiny
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
The Duchy of Cornwall has won an appeal against a ruling that threatened to force it to disclose information under environmental regulations.
Islanders and visitors invited to a blossom day
The Transition Scilly Community Orchard at Trenoweth is six years old this year and will be celebrating with the annual event on May 7th.
Library offers free online help sessions
St Mary’s Library is offering drop in sessions over the next few days to help people gain more confidence using a computer.
Telegraph Tower to become semaphore station again
Monday, April 04, 2016
The Telegraph Tower will return to its original purpose to celebrate 200 years since it was built.
Islanders show that they never forget their friends
Islanders have been finding innovative ways to raise money to help an old friend and former resident and you can get involved.