Month: June 2013

Viking silver declared Treasure Trove

Fabulous story from the BBC Three items of Viking silver dating back 1,000 years, discovered using a metal detector in the Isle of Man, has been declared treasure trove. An inquest heard the three silver pieces, found by Seth Crowe

Manx Government to clamp down on money launderers

The Manx government is reviewing laws to crack down on terrorists using the island to launder money. The amendments, said home affairs, will ensure the Isle of Man’s finance industry “continues to comply with international regulations.” Minister Juan Watterson said:

Manx Students to Compete at International Linguistics Olympiad

At the end of July four secondary school students from the Isle of Man will be travelling over to Manchester University to compete with students from 30 other countries in the International Linguistics Olympiad. Held over four days at Manchester

Isle of Man students win 'grow your own' clothing award

A group of students from the Isle of Man have received a three-year funding programme to “grow their own” clothes. They won a category in the Observer Ethical Awards with their green tea, sugar and bacteria material. Millie Barrow, Emma

From Adrian Cain at Ynsee Gaelg

John McGuinness, table tennis and learning Manx I managed to miss the races this year as I had a few days in Galway (under the scorching sun) but it was good to hear that McGuinness had won again. There are

Manx researchers tag basking sharks

Isle of Man researchers have deployed their first basking shark tags of the season, as part of continuing efforts towards international conservation. Marine scientists have tagged four fish since May to help create a series of profiles called shark passports.

US Dance Group to Visit the Isle of Man to Learn More about Manx Culture

US folk dance team, And Sometimes Y, will be heading for the Isle of Man at the beginning of July to learn more about Manx culture, after raising over $12,000 and securing a grant from the Country Dance and Song

Madsen-Mygal makes it a ton!

Dave Madsen-Mygdal has become the first rider to finish 100 Isle of Man TT races. The island-based 57-year-old made his TT debut in 1985, following on from his father Dick, who raced in the 1950s. He said: “It feels fantastic.

Two Manx high-schoolers attend 60th Anniversary of the Coronation celebration

Hayley Robinson from Ramsey and Elliott Alexander from Peel were at Westminster Abbey for the historic event. The pair were chosen at random from all the head boys and girls at the island’s secondary schools. A stunning image of Queen

Because I love it — The Liver bird meets the triskellion.