Eight Isles of Scilly enthusiasts have won a return flight to the island paradise after waxing lyrical about why they want to visit the destination in our online competition.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of flights from Land’s End to the Isles of Scilly, we asked people to tell us why they want to visit Scilly in just 80 characters or less, in a social media-based ticket giveaway.

Just under 300 messages were posted to Isles of Scilly Travel’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and featured a variety of creatively-worded descriptions about the appeal of the archipelago.

The eight entries picked by our judges have won their authors a return flight from Land’s End to Scilly in a Skybus plane so they can discover for themselves the destination that’s like nowhere else in England.

Our lucky winners are: Jo Gorton, John Stickland, Hilary Keenor, Shirley Grover, Adrian Williams, Tony Archer, Diana Cusack and @MyManor (Twitter handle).

Their winning messages were:

#FlyScilly Sea shining like jewels, my flight of fantasy skimming the ocean to Cornwall’s island paradise

Jo Gorton

#Flyscilly I would like to visit the Isles of Scilly because… “From shore to quay, there’s Moor to Sea”

John Stickland

Special memories
Like no other
Lost in time
Interesting nature
Somewhere I treasure

Hilary Keenor

The unspoilt beauty & charm is the reason, whatever the weather, whatever the season. #FlyScilly

Shirley Grover

Landlocked lad seeks an island escape. Swapping endless rolling farmland for jagged coastline. #FlyScilly

Adrian Williams

To savour scintillating Scilly’s sensational serenity.
Peaceful, pristine and perfect. #FlyScilly

Tony Archer

Scilly heals my heart, year on year, rain or shine, never lets me down #FLYSCILLY

Diana Cusack

Stressed? Head West and let the Soothing Scillies Unwind-your-Mind 🙂 #flyscilly


All eight win a voucher for a return flight from Land’s End to the Isles of Scilly, valid to be used on a date of the winner’s choosing in either 2017 or 2018, subject to availability and terms and conditions (see below).


Winners will receive 1 x return Skybus flight with Isles of Scilly Travel from Land’s End to St Mary’s

Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative is available

Prize does not include accommodation on the Isles of Scilly, which must be organised independently

Prize does not include travel to or from Land’s End Airport, or airport parking

Prize winning tickets can be used to book flights from Land’s End to St Mary’s on a date of the winner’s choice, excluding peak school holidays, August and Bank Holiday weekends

Some other exclusions may apply during major events or peak periods

Bookings are subject to availability on requested dates

Valid for new bookings only

Normal travel T&C’s apply and can be found at: https://www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/plan-your-trip/terms-and-conditions/