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Behind the scenes at Skybus engineering
Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes at Skybus engineering

Safety is the number one priority of Engineering Manager Mick Yould and his team of nine – including engineers, aircraft fitters, two stores’ supervisors and one technical records supervisor. The busy department is responsible for the maintenance, safety, and airworthiness of Skybus’s fleet of four Twin Otters and three Islanders. Mick, who has been with…

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Stargazing on Scilly

Don’t forget to look up Stargazing is a magical experience for everyone to enjoy especially when visiting Scilly. With no light pollution Scilly has some of the darkest skies in the UK, making the islands the perfect spot for you to look up as the autumn nights draw in. The night sky is full of…

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St Marys in autumn - September sea view
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Autumn a special time on Scilly

Late summer and autumn is a special time on Scilly – quieter and wilder. The islands are ablaze with wonderful warm hues, the wildlife thriving with activity and it is still warm enough for days spent outdoors enjoying the spectacular scenery. At this time of the year you’ll find something for foodies, walkers, wildlife enthusiasts…

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Scillonian Day Trip - St Mary's
Day trips

Spend the day on Scilly

These utterly unspoilt islands are a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, so whether it’s a day trip for two or a family adventure the Isles of Scilly are the dream day trip destination for those who like exploring the great outdoors. We have some great ideas on how to spend your day on Scilly…

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Isles of Scilly - Walking Month May 2021
Activity guides

Celebrate National Walking Month

Lace up your boots and grab your backpack – May is National Walking Month. Taking a stroll is good for mind, body and soul and there’s nowhere better to do it than the spectacular Isles of Scilly. In fact walking is the best way to explore these unspoilt islands. Sometimes, it’s best to just set…

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Day trips

Spend a day on the islands past Land’s End

The Isles of Scilly are just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, close enough to visit for the day. Sail along Cornwall’s amazing coastline on Scillonian III from Penzance or fly with Skybus from Land’s End and you will be on the Isles of Scilly in good time for lunch. These stunning islands are…

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Island life

Delivering for Scilly – Collaboration | Above and Beyond

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest times of year for flower growers on the Isles of Scilly, the heady scented Narcissi flowers are iconic to the islands and very popular among Isles of Scilly visitors, so around celebrations like Mother’s Day, our freight team are incredibly busy working hard to make sure they are…

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Behind the Scenes

Shore leave for Scillonian purser

Marcia Still is a well-known face for many of our regular and returning passengers sailing to the Isles of Scilly on Scillonian III after working on the ferry during the last four decades. Marcia, who first joined the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group in 1980 as a stewardess, is stepping down from her job as…

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Island life

Scilly Memories

We may not be able to connect you to the Isles of Scilly right now, but we can bring a little piece of Scilly into your homes whilst we’re waiting. As we all stay at home and miss out on seeing friends, family and travelling, it can help to see photos and videos of happier…

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Island life

An Island Christmas

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we carry approximately 18 tonnes of mail and 658 tonnes of freight shipped on Gry Maritha and our Skybus airline will fly over 1,000 passengers over the Christmas period. We’ve been helping to bring Christmas to Scilly for 100 years and marked our centenary this year. As well as…

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#MyScilly

Something special

From unique hand-crafted gins to silver trinkets sourced from the shores of Scilly, our slice of Scilly gifts are just the thing to brighten someone’s Christmas. We’ve put together a selection of gifts to remind your loved ones of their special time on the islands and a choice of budgets to suit all needs. SC…

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Our Heritage

War time on the Isles of Scilly | A lifetime of lifeline service

As we approach Remembrance Sunday and as part of our 100 years of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Groups anniversary, we’ve looked back at the islands and company’s war time efforts. During the First World War, when resources were squeezed, the people of Scilly had to make do with crossings on an uncomfortable herring drifter…

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