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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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Behind the Scenes

The heart of the ship

This is Engineering at the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group From Marine Engineers to Aircraft Engineers, we have a team of skilled Engineers across the company servicing, repairing and maintaining, to ensure we provide a safe and reliable service for our customers. Here are just a few snippets from across the company celebrating Engineering Day.…

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Our Heritage

“Julia the first”

In our latest behind the scenes series, celebrating just some of the people that made the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group what it is today; we’ve caught up with the first female Director to the Board – Julia Walder. Julia was born a Perkins from St. Martin’s, and after being educated at the islands Primary…

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Autumn on Bryher - Isles of Scilly
Wildlife

Wildlife Spotting with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

Autumn can be a wonderful time of year to build a love affair with the Isles of Scilly. With migrating birds passing through, Atlantic Grey Seals preparing their pups for winter and the perfect opportunity to wrap up warm and enjoy a wild walk by the coast. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is Scilly’s…

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Activity guides

The perfect photo | Aerial Photography with Matthew Burtwell

Scilly is a photographer’s paradise, wherever you look, there are camera opportunities but seeing the islands from above is something special altogether. We’ve caught up with Matt from Aerial Cornwall to hear about his favourite places he’s captured by drone on the Isles of Scilly. In Matt’s words… When you think of Scilly, you think…

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Island life

Cold water therapy

With the crystal clear and shallow waters of Scilly being a great place to try wild swimming, we caught up with Nick and Bryony, who run Adventure Scilly on the Isles of Scilly to hear about the benefits of cold-water swimming. Tell us about Adventure Scilly? “We’ve been running Adventure Scilly since 2014. We organise…

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Activity guides

Wild Scilly

Autumn on the Isles of Scilly offers a quieter and wilder time. With the landscape changing to golds, reds and yellows, fallen leaves crunch underfoot and the smell of fresh, crisp air tells you autumn has arrived. Lying off the coast of Cornwall and warmed by the Gulf Stream, the Isles of Scilly can offer…

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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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