Radio Scilly & This Is Scilly News - Tuesday 19th March

The new helicopter service is expected to launch in March 2020 with bookings set to go live in early summer 2019. Image courtesy of Penzance Heliport Ltd.

The new helicopter service is expected to launch in March 2020 with bookings set to go live in early summer 2019. Image courtesy of Penzance Heliport Ltd.

Construction work has officially began on Penzance Heliport. Tresco’s Head of Marketing Tom Matthews revealed the news at yesterday’s Annual Tourism Forum.

The Scillonian III made her first trip to the islands for the season yesterday. The ship was last seen in St Mary’s Harbour on November 4th last year.

The islands’ Council supported National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day yesterday. The campaign aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), with campaigns events online and across the UK.

Will Lethbridge has the latest news for the islands.