The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, RSPB, is calling on members of the public to help them save one of Scilly’s most iconic animals. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s inter islands freight vessel the Lyonesse Lady will be out of service for approximately 10 days, from this coming Monday the 20th May due to technical faults. Islands' Partnership has urged islanders involved in food, drink or local produce to get involved in the month-long programme of events.
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has granted an environmental group £2,000 to buy four beehives. The Isles of Scilly has the lowest percentage of fast food outlets of any local authority area in the UK. A production company is looking for islanders interested in moving to London for a new TV show.
Robert Francis has been re-elected as Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Council for the coming year. Five new audiobooks set on the Isles of Scilly launched yesterday as part of the Creative Scilly Festival. The Isles of Scilly's cancer support group has said it is “incredibly grateful” after a Councillor pledged more than £100 of his own money towards its funding.
There has been an overall increase in recycling on the Isles of Scilly over the last 4 years. The eighth Isles of Scilly One Act Play Festival was held before a packed audience on Sunday. A prominent musician has praised the Five Islands Academy for sending pupils to the annual Cornwall Music Festival.
Police on the Isles of Scilly have advised islanders against leaving their keys in parked cars after a third vehicle was taken without consent in as many months. Members will vote on a Chair and Vice-Chair of the islands' Council at tomorrow’s meeting. The recent cultural symposium organised by the Islands' Partnership has been described as "really inspiring and productive".
There were two arrests over this year's World Pilot Gig Championships, both involving local residents. The Isles of Scilly has one of the lowest rent levels as a proportion of house prices, according to new analysis. The first ever Creative Scilly festival kicks off today.
The chairman of the Cornish Pilot Gig Association has suggested that the World Pilot Gig Championships will become a more elite competition in the future. Isles of Scilly Pharmacy and Medical Services have said they want to ”reinforce and reiterate” advice after fresh cases of diarrhoea and vomiting have been reported on the islands. The Isles of Scilly’s 2018 official Visitor Survey has revealed a growing desire among holidaymakers to book online.
The Mali Rose will make her last scheduled sailing to the Isles of Scilly tonight. Islanders and visitors can win tickets for the new helicopter between Penzance and Scilly in exchange for sharing their views on how it will operate.
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. The Cornish Pilot Gig Association's heritage project attracted hundreds of visitors over the World Pilot Gig Championships weekend. Islanders wishing to vote in the upcoming Council and EU elections must have registered to vote by the end of today.
Scilly's former Police Sergeant Colin Taylor has been criticised for his handling of the death of Josh Clayton. The Island Haven will start its official fundraising during the World Pilot Gig Championships this weekend. A gig crew made up of RNLI volunteers and supporters is taking to the water in the 30th annual World Pilot Gig Championships this weekend.
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