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Lloyds bank, on the main street in Hugh Town

Heike the vet

Local information about the Isles of Scilly

Other services

Banks and cash machine
There are two banks on Scilly, both on Hugh Street, St. Mary's - LloydsTSB and Barclays.
Both are generally open Monday to Friday, 09.30 - 16.00.

There is just one cash machine on the islands, situated outside Lloyds TSB on Hugh Street. Please check with your card issuer whether you will be able to withdraw cash from this machine, and whether there will be a charge.

Cashback is available at the Co-op, the chemist and several other shops, pubs and restaurants. It is possible to cash some cheques and use some debit cards to obtain cash at any of the Post Offices. For details of this service please ask in any Post Office.

Also please note that some restaurants, shops and galleries DO NOT have card facilities, so cash is still a useful form of payment on the islands.

Mobile phones
Vodaphone has the best signal on the islands, although it may be patchy in areas, followed by O2 and orange. Other mobile providers, such as virgin, have no coverage at all.

Internet access
This is available at the Public Library, the Tourist Information Centre, and Tregarthen's Hotel.

Post Offices
There are Post Offices on all the islands offering National Girobank and National Savings facilities. The main branch on St Mary's offers foreign currency exchange.
St Marys - Tel. 01720 422454. Open Monday to Friday (08.15 - 16.30) and Saturday (0815 - 12.15)
St. Agnes - Tel. 01720 422364
Bryher - Tel. 01720 422010 / 422858
Tresco - Tel. 01720 423363
St Martin's - Tel. 01720 422801
(Off Island opening hours vary throughout the season)

Public toilets
Public toilets are available in the following places on St Mary's:
In Hugh Town - Porthcressa, The Quay*, The Strand*, & The Wesleyan Chapel*.
In Old Town - at Old Town Cafe
At Porthmellon - at Spero's restaurant.
* = wheelchair access available at these toilets (for Wesleyan Chapel, key is available from the Planning Department during office hours).

Church of England: Parish of the Isles of Scilly. Chaplain: The Rev'd Peter Walker
The Chaplaincy, St. Marys. Tel 01720 423128

St Marys Methodist Church: Rev Charlie Gibbs.
The Manse, St Mary's. Tel 01720 422406

Our Lady Star of the Sea - Roman Catholic Chapel
For times of services please see Chapel noticeboard or telephone Michael Millyard on 01720 423030

Jehovah's Witnesses
Meetings: Sunday, 10am; Friday, 7pm; Tuesday, 1.30pm.
At Scotsville, Porthcressa Road, Hugh Town. Tel 01720 423197 or 422285

Veterinary services
The vet on the islands is Heike Dorn, and the surgery is located to the rear of Ennor Close and can be accessed from Launceston Close in Old Town, St. Mary's.
Tel no: 01720 423667. Isles of Scilly Veterinary Support Group

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