In November – December 2022 the RRS Discovery travelled 9000 miles to the remote islands of Ascension and St Helena. Run as part of the UK Government’s Blue Belt Programme, this scientific expedition visited areas of previously uncharted ocean within the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) of these south Atlantic islands. Introduced by international musician and […] Read more...
Overseas Territories at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
This summer sports men and women from the UK Overseas Territories competed in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, joining the total 71 nations and territories who took part, competing in 18 different sports. Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and the Turks & Caicos all had teams participating. The Falkland Islands fielded their largest ever team, with over 22 athletes, and competed in shooting, badminton and lawn bowls.
The Games are an international event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. First held in 1930, the Games have taken place taken place every four years since then, with the exception of 1942 and 1946. Apart from many Olympic sports, the games also include some sports that are played predominantly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, netball and rugby.