Islands' dogs should have DNA tests, says new councillor
Monday, May 30, 2016
All dogs on the Isles of Scilly should be given mandatory DNA tests, according to the islands' newest Councillor.
Farm Deli increases retail offer for the summer
Sunday, May 29, 2016
The Farm Deli in Hugh Town has unveiled a new look for the summer season.
Rotary Club all set for Family Fun Day
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Isles of Scilly Rotary Club's biggest fundraiser of the year, the Spring Family Fun Day, will take place on Holgate's Green tomorrow.
Dog control consultation littered with responses
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Council of the Isles of Scilly’s public consultation on dog control has received more than 80 responses so far.
Locals encouraged to reap their own rewards
Locals are encouraged to help maintain the Community Orchard at Trenoweth and share in the harvest.
Brexit 'will jeopardise Smart Islands Project'
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Scilly's new Smart Islands project will be in jeopardy if the UK leaves the European Union, according to John Whybrow from Hitachi.
New kittens for islander with missing cat
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A Scillonian woman who was devastated when her cat went missing is giving a home to two kittens from the mainland.
Scilly heads back to First World War
Islanders and visitors are invited to head back to the Great War with St Mary's Theatre Club.
Satellite captures spectacular Scilly
Monday, May 23, 2016
A satellite focussing on environmental issues has captured a stunning image of Scilly.
Councillor surprised to enter office unopposed
Sunday, May 22, 2016
St Mary’s newest Councillor, Andrew Combes, has expressed surprise that he stood unopposed in order to take his seat in the Old Wesleyan Chapel.
Bishop Rock to undergo tests this summer
Bishop Rock lighthouse is to be tested this summer to assess how well it has coped with the recent storms.
Marine charity asks us to go plastic free in June
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK’s leading marine charity, is asking people to give up single-use plastic during June to help highlight the growing problem of plastic in our seas.
MCA to run counter pollution exercise on Scilly
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency will conduct an exercise on the Isles of Scilly on Wednesday and Thursday to simulate how the UK would react to an oil spill.
Councillor nominations announced
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has announced the nominations for the vacant Councillor positions on St Mary's.
Tresco Ale & Music Festival gets under way
The New Inn Ale & Music Festival gets under way on Tresco today with a great selection of ales on offer combined with live music from some of Scilly's best known bands.
Council to host Open Day to celebrate milestone
The Council of the Isles of Scilly will host an Open Day on Thursday to mark its 125th anniversary.
Scilly MP votes to block Panama Papers inquiry
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Derek Thomas, the MP for St Ives and the Isles of Scilly, was one of 300 Conservative MP's who rejected the Labour Party's call for an immediate inquiry into the Panama Papers scandal.
Considerate driver leaves details after small accident
A St Martin’s resident woke up this morning to find their garden wall damaged but there was a clue among the debris to suggest what had happened.
Steamship Company confirms replacement for Gry Maritha
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has confirmed it is in the process of purchasing a larger freight ship to replace Gry Maritha.
New bridge and boardwalk made from recycled scrap
The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has installed a new bridge and boardwalk on Lower Moors made from a mixture of post-consumer waste and post-industrial scrap.
Michael Morpurgo to host event on Bryher
Author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo is returning to the Isles of Scilly this weekend.
25 Years of island trading to be celebrated
Monday, May 16, 2016
Islands Home Hardware is holding a three-day event to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Local boatman praised for professionalism
Sunday, May 15, 2016
A local boatman has been praised for acting professionally and with great care towards his passengers after his vessel encountered difficulties on Sunday.
New Housing & Planning Act could be bad for Scilly
The Government's Housing and Planning Bill received Royal Assent last week and the repercussions for the Isles of Scilly could be bleak.
Tripper boat ‘hits rock off St Agnes’
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The tripper boat Surprise has hit the Gilstone rock off St Agnes, unconfirmed reports suggest.
By-election called on St Mary's
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
A notice of election for St Mary’s ward has been posted on the Town Hall noticeboard.
Voucher Scheme to launch on Monday
The Isles of Scilly Voucher Scheme will launch on Monday 16 May.
Council Chairman and Vice-Chairman re-elected
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Amanda Martin and Steve Sims have been re-elected to their respective positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
Visitor survey data released
The Islands’ Partnership has issued the results of the Isles of Scilly Visitor Survey conducted in 2015.
Police perform Running Man for Anna
Monday, May 09, 2016
The Isles of Scilly Police are the latest in a long line of emergency services organisations to perform the Running Man Challenge, the latest craze to sweep the Internet.
Council's £2.1m 'black hole' report 'obtusely negative'
A report of an alleged £2.1m ‘black hole’ in the Council of the Isles of Scilly's Medium-Term Capital Programme has been derided as ‘obtusely negative’ by the Chairman of the Finance Audit and Scrutiny Committee.
Community Orchard Day moved to this Sunday
Jonathan Smith advises that due to the cool weather and late arrival of blossom, the Trenoweth Community Orchard Blossom Picnic day will now take place on Sunday, 15th May from noon.
Advance notice - No Gry Maritha on June 6 & 7
The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has advised that owing to a statutory survey, Gry Maritha will not be sailing on Monday 6th or Tuesday 7th June 2016.
'Normal' opening hours to return at Moorwell
Sunday, May 08, 2016
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has announced that ‘normal’ opening times are to return to the waste management site at Moorwell from next Monday, 16th May.
One Act Play festival best ever, says adjudicator
The fifth Isles of Scilly One Act Play Festival took place on Sunday and was the best yet according to adjudicator Paul Dodgson.
New crime chief faces investigation over expenses
Conservative candidate Alison Hernandez is the new Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner after a close battle with Labour’s Gareth Derrick and immediately faces another battle over electoral expenses.
The final PCC candidate tells us why we should vote
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Today we hear from Independent candidate William Morris
USA cox delighted with group section victory
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The cox of the Gloucester Gig Rowers men’s crew from Massachusetts has expressed his delight at picking up a prize at this year’s World Pilot Gig Championships on the Isles of Scilly.
More PCC candidates tell us why we should vote
Following on from yesterday when we heard from the Labour and Conservative candidates in Thursday's Police and Crime Commissioner election, we bring you Independent candidate Bob Spencer and UKIP candidate Jonathan Smith.
Marathon man seeks support to help others
Monday, May 02, 2016
A Cardiff man will be running a marathon on St Mary’s today and on Thursday as part of an effort to raise £6,000 to purchase an ambulance for the benefit of aid workers in Syria.
PCC candidates tell us why we should vote
The candidates for the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner elections have spoken to the residents of the Isles of Scilly.
Falmouth and Caradon on top of the world
Sunday, May 01, 2016
A sixth consecutive world title for Falmouth men and a maiden crown for Caradon ladies were the highlights of the 27th World Pilot Gig Championships held on the Isles of Scilly at the weekend.
What shall we do with the drunken sailor? - Nothing!
A teenager was airlifted to the mainland after crashing a borrowed pleasure boat while under the influence of alcohol. No law was broken despite the cost of coming to his aid costing the tax payer several thousand pounds.