15th - 19th June 2020

Isles of Scilly Steamship Group 100 years event schedule

As part of our year of celebrations to mark the Steamship Group’s 100th anniversary in 2020, we are planning a week of events between Monday 15th June and Friday 19th June 2020. Events will include a photography competition, school performances and a venue to showcase the Steamship Company’s 100 year history. Below you will find more information on our birthday celebrations.

100 year exhibition

On St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, during the week of June 15th, open between 10am – 4pm, there’ll be a week-long exhibition at the Wesleyan Chapel showcasing the Isles of Scilly Steamship groups 100-year history featuring displays, memorabilia and a look back at the last 100 years.


Special play

Drama Express

On Monday 15th June at 6pm, Drama Express in collaboration with the Five Islands School will be performing a special play telling the story of the Steamship Group.

Sue Lewington

Artistic workshops

Artist Sue Lewington who is creating a very special Steamship Group illustrated book will be holding a series of workshops on St. Mary’s – dates & times tbc.

Wildlife Walks

Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

Wildlife walks with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust will include Fantastic Beasts and where we find them on 15th June at 11am and an Insect Safari on 17th June at 11am.

Community Event

Party on Holgate's Green

The grand finale at the end of the week on June 19th at Holgates Green. From 6pm on June 19th 2020, there’ll be an outdoor event with live music featuring local bands and closing with the popular Steam Band, a bar and BBQ and the night will finish at 10:45pm with a spectacular 7-minute firework display over the harbour. This is a free event and open to all visitors and residents on the Isles of Scilly.

Competitions & Offers

Photo & Video Competition

Capture the magic of Scilly

A photography competition open to professional photographers, we’re looking for those special photos or videos that can capture the unique views of the islands and the invaluable role the Steamship Company play in that role. Entrants can travel for free and the winner will receive a £500 prize.

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Steamship Group Birthday

Do you share our birthday?

Anyone who shares a March 26 birthday with the Steamship Group should keep an eye on social media. The first 20 people who enter and provide proof of their date of birth will win a return ticket on Scillonian III.


School Competition

How will we get to Scilly in 100 years' time

School children from Scilly and West Cornwall are also being given the chance to win a pair of Scillonian III tickets. Students are being asked to write or draw suggestions of how they think people will travel to the Isles of Scilly in 100 years’ time.