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Day trips

Day’s out to treasure

Whether you’re on holiday in Cornwall or a local, an Isles of Scilly day trip is a day out that you’ll never forget. Start the day earlier, seeing in one of Cornwall’s stunning sunrises, you can park just a short walk away from Penzance quay in the Wharfside car park right next to Penzance train…

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Island life

Alfresco dining

If you’re visiting the Isles of Scilly in the coming weeks and months, there are social distancing measures in public places and on public transport, including our travel services. They will be a little different from what you are used to. You can read about these here. Due to the current restrictions, some restaurants and…

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Island life

Summer’s on Scilly

The excitement of summer is something we look forward to each year, those long days spent exploring outside, feeling the sand between your toes and time spent with family and friends. The Isles of Scilly is noticeably different in each season; life is dictated by the weather and tides – summertime on Scilly is one…

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Behind the Scenes

Long standing service from the beginning

There are many people who have made the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group what it is today and as part of our 100-year anniversary we’ve reflected on some of those figures. In our next series, we look back to the early days of our first ship ‘Penninis’ and at the life of loyal crew member…

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The spirit of craft

There’s no denying it, craft drinks have been a huge trend in the last few years with pioneers crafting new and exciting flavours with a story to tell. With companies creating original flavours, combined with genuine authenticity – and where’s better to sample this, than the Isles of Scilly. Whilst you can’t visit the Isles…

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Your island memories continued

  We’re looking forward to the day we can welcome you back and connect you to the Isles of Scilly, but for now we wanted to continue with our #IOSMemories series and share some of your treasured Isles of Scilly holiday memories. Here are some of our favourite photos you’ve shared with us on our Facebook…

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Behind the Scenes

From Penzance to Scilly

Sue Lewington is a freelance illustrator living in west Cornwall, who specialises in ink and watercolour sketches. Sue lived and ran a gallery on St. Martin’s for nearly 20 years before moving to west Penwith. Sue has a deep affinity with the islands and regularly returns to Scilly and to the Shetland islands in Scotland.…

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Our Heritage

Captain Joseph Reseigh, M.B.E., J.P. (1884 – 1953)

As part of our 100 years of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group anniversary series, we’re looking back at the people that contributed to the company and made a huge impact on the community on the islands. In this series we meet Captain Joseph Reseigh. Captain Reseigh was the fourth generation of a family deeply…

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Island life

Isles of Scilly Memories – Gig Racing – Championship style

As part of our Isles of Scilly Memories series, this week as we approach the weekend that would have been the World Pilot Gig Championships; we are going to look back at previous championships and reminisce those IOS Memories. The World Pilot Gig Championships (WPGC) are an annual gig racing event held on the Isles…

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Wonderful Wildlife with Steve Backshall

Nature conservationist and BAFTA-award winning television presenter Steve Backshall is best known for hosting popular wildlife series including Deadly 60 and Blue Planet Live. Steve, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours for services to charity and wildlife conservation, is married to Cornish Olympian rower Helen Glover. The couple visited the Isles…

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Our Heritage

100 years of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group | Behind the scenes with – Cap’n Bob

We’re officially 100 years young! That’s 100 years of providing a lifeline service to the Isles of Scilly. From essential transport links to haulage and freight services, we have a century of experience and as part of our behind the scenes series, we want to show the people that have made that milestone possible. In…

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Isles of Scilly Memories

We wish we were able to welcome you on-board Scillonian III or Skybus to take you to these beautiful sand-fringed islands and enjoy the great outdoors. Whilst we are not be able to connect you to the islands at the moment, we can bring a little of Scilly to your home. As we navigate these…

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