Radio Scilly & This Is Scilly News - Tuesday 7th May

There continues to be a strong interest in visiting outside of the main season, with 68% saying they would consider visiting the islands between November and March.

There continues to be a strong interest in visiting outside of the main season, with 68% saying they would consider visiting the islands between November and March.

The Isles of Scilly’s 2018 official visitor survey has revealed a growing trend for short breaks to the islands, particularly in the shoulder months and by first-time visitors.

Overall, 2018 saw an increase in first-time visitors, up 3% on the previous year.

The Cornish Pilot Gig Association's heritage project attracted hundreds of visitors over the World Pilot Gig Championships weekend. 

Pulling Together the Past aims to record irreplaceable historical data on pilot gig rowing for future generations.

Islanders wishing to vote in the upcoming Council and EU elections must have registered to vote by the end of today. 

Scilly residents will go to the polls both for the EU Parliament and to fill the Council seat formerly held by Ted Moulson on May 23rd.

Will Lethbridge has the latest news for the Isles of Scilly.