COWES WEEK 2024.

Girlguiding SW England are delighted to partner with the RNLI to build members’ confidence in and around the water by offering the Mayday Mayday resource. This new water safety resource called ‘Mayday, Mayday’ focuses on four key safety messages and has been tailored so all sections of Girlguiding can use it. Meanwhile, Girlguiding is not ... read more

Red Funnel to launch new website.

Red Funnel is set to rollout a new website and booking system upgrade, designed to offer a more user-friendly and efficient online experience for its customers. To facilitate these changes, Red Funnel’s website, mobile app and booking system will be temporarily offline from 21:00 on Tuesday, 7 November, until 11:59 on Wednesday, 8 November. The ... read more

FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS IW FESTIVAL 2024.

Barclaycard presents the Isle of Wight Festival today announces The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys and Green Day ( pictured & UK Festival Exclusive) as 2024 headliners. Headlining Friday night’s Main Stage is English electronic group The Prodigy. Entertaining crowds with their iconic electronic anthems from over three decades. On Saturday, Pet Shop Boys will headline the Main Stage with “DREAMWORLD The Greatest Hits Live”. ... read more

GIRLGUIDING IW MEMBERS RAISE OVER £800 FOR MACMILLAN.

Girlguiding members, including Trefoil members, across the Island have raised over £800 by organising and running Coffee Mornings/Evenings in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. These well-established events which support Macmillan are run across the country and a number of charities and other organisations on the Island take part every year. Monies raised support Macmillan to ... read more

SOLENT WELCOMES NATIVE OYSTERS. 

In January, the Blue Marine Foundation launched the Solent Seascape Project aiming to regenerate the native oyster population over the next five years. On Wednesday, the first batch of 1000 juvenile oysters, sourced from the West Coast of Scotland were placed in their new home at the UKSA in Cowes, under their pontoons. Project manager ... read more

IW LORD-LIEUTENANT AWARDS 2023.

Donna Sanders-Steel one of the Girlguiding IW Assistant County Commissioners has gained an Award for her work in the Probation Service and recognition for her volunteering with Girlguiding. The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes hosted H.M. Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight Awards recently sponsored by S.E.R.F.C.A. -The South East Reserve Forces and Cadet Association. The ... read more

Great Wight Bite-Food Festival

The Great Wight Bite Food Festival took place at Northwood House, Cowes. With very hot weather on the Saturday the thousands of visitors were glad to find the shade and perhaps enjoy a cooling drink from a selection of food and drink outlets including JLT Wines from Freshwater or the Island’s very own Mermaid Gin. ... read more

PRINCESS BEATRICE’S OWN MUSEUM

Both Guide and Brownie Units at Carisbrooke have the honour of having the name of a royal princess in their official titles- 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Guide Unit and 1st Carisbrooke (Princess Beatrice Own) Brownie Unit. These titles were bestowed on the units back in the 1920s when the then Princess Beatrice lived at ... read more

COWES WEEK 2023- ON LAND AND SEA.

Throughout Cowes Week sailing was on and off due to weather conditions. In the Sunsail Class, winning crews each day were awarded Mermaid spirits as prizes for the top three placings. This was the result of the Isle of Wight Distillery linking up with Prometheus Sailing the leading yacht charter business in the UK. On ... read more

Wight in Bloom 2023-YOUNG GARDENER WINS TOP AWARD

Alan Titchmarsh MBE has always said that young gardeners must be encouraged to not only learn gardening skills but to enjoy the outside World more by taking an interest in nature and the countryside. He recalled that the Island has set a benchmark for other counties to copy for its floral displays which can be ... read more