Villages by the Sea

The Laxey Glen cafe, bar and bistro, has welcomed the BBC to its doors to film parts of an upcoming episode of Villages by the Sea. The team from the BBC was also about a few other spots filming in the former mining village.

In a post om Facebook, the Laxey Glen said: ‘It was a pleasure to welcome the BBC to The Laxey Glen to film parts of the upcoming Villages by the sea episode. Very interesting, a lot of research went into the history of The Laxey Glen and we hope this might spark some more interest in preserving a real hidden gem on the Isle of Man.’

Shark Tagging

Manx Wildlife Trust is running a free small shark tagging training on Tuesday June 28 at its base in Peel.

Training consists of an hour or so of theory talking about the project, why MWT does it, the importance of tagging sharks and how to tag small sharks.

This is followed up with a practical session (date TBC) which will be a 4 hour boat trip out of Peel or Port St Mary.

If you are interested or want more information please contact MWT Marine Officer Lara Howe at!

Culture Buddies

Beach Buddies and Culture Vannin are joining forces this weekend for a number of events across Peel.

Founder Bill Dale said: ‘We will get together this Sunday morning (June 26) at 10.30am in Peel, meeting at the swingbridge from where volunteers can choose to go in various directions, including Peel beach, the headlands, Fenella Beach, Peel Castle, Peel Hill or the old swimming pool.

‘There will be a number of Manx speakers there on the day, including Ruth Keggin Gell, Culture Vannin’s Manx Language Development Officer, who – along with her colleagues – will offer the chance to learn little bits of the Manx language in a very informal and friendly way. There’s no commitment – join in if you like. After the session, we will have some refreshments for everyone.’