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A busy summer at sea

As the busy summer season draws to a close, we’ve caught up with the ORCA team to hear about all of the wildlife sightings they’ve recorded from aboard Scillonian III this year. We’ve been in partnership with ORCA for nine years, the route between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly and the waters surrounding West…

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Behind the Scenes

A day in the life: Jacky King

What does a typical day on the front line of customer service look like? We sat down with Jacky King, who handles passenger services on Penzance Quay, to find out… When do you have to get up, to get to work on time? I’m really lucky as it’s only a 10-minute walk – or 20…

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Ten top Autumn activities on the Isles of Scilly

It’s September and as the summer draws to a close, here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we’ve been reflecting on what an exceptional summer we’ve had on Scilly and the many glorious long summer days. But Autumn brings an entirely new perspective to the Islands, the kids have gone back to School and the crowds…

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Tips from the Chef’s Table

Get a flavour for the Isles of Scilly, you’re never far away from fresh, local produce. We asked Euan Rodger, owner of Tanglewood Kitchen on St. Mary’s, how to self-cater to impress, tackle Scillonian seafood and please the picky-eater in your life. I’m a novice in the kitchen, and there’s only basic equipment in my…

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A day with Scilly’s seals

You might be surprised how much you can do on a day trip to Scilly — visitors Katie and Rory share their story of bird-watching, ginger tea, and snorkeling with Atlantic grey seals.  “We set off from home at around 6am, as were booked on the first flight of the day from Land’s End airport. After…

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Daphne Eileen Chudleigh -A Memoir-

Daphne Chudleigh was the Isles of Scilly Steamship Groups company Secretary for 35 years, she made a great contribution to the group, notably writing ‘Bridge over Lyonesse’, dating 70 years of Steamship history. Today, we look back at her brilliant achievements and time with the company. Daphne was born in 1920 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. Following…

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Embrace the great outdoors this summer on the Isles of Scilly

Put off camping by the thought of leaky tents and portable toilets? We’ve caught up with the Large family, regular visitors to the Garrison Campsite on St. Mary’s, to see why camping is actually one of the best ways to experience Scilly — with a few modern comforts, of course. Camping seems to involve a…

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Community fund

Villagers in Constantine benefit from £2,000 donation

The leaky roof on Constantine’s well-used village hall will be replaced with a brand new one this summer, thanks to a £2,000 donation from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. The small group of fundraisers from the village WI said they were “bowled over” by the company’s generosity and weren’t expecting anything to…

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A whole host of events to discover when you connect to the Isles of Scilly

The summer’s in full swing and we’ve been having some glorious hot summer days in Cornwall. We thought it would be great to have a look ahead at the busy events calendar on the Isles of Scilly, there are still a whole host of events to look forward to and we’ve hand-picked our favourite! The…

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Meet one of the new Island Helicopters team, Tim Dunton

Helicopter Pilot Tim Dunton has just joined the Island Helicopters team.  He has never visited the Isles of Scilly other than flying the route. We can’t wait for him to discover Scilly and be a part of the brand-new service; we find out more about his background in our latest behind the scenes blog.  …

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Airport Manager Chris Pearson welcomes Island Helicopters to Land’s End Airport

Airport Manager at Land’s End Airport, Chris Pearson has been taking care of Land’s End Airport for over twenty years. He’s seen lots of changes over the years and welcomed many different aircraft onto the runway. We’ve caught up with Chris to hear all about the brand-new service – Island Helicopters.     Hi, I’m…

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“It’s one of the nicest flights I’ve had the pleasure of flying”

As part of our Island Helicopters, behind the scenes series, we’ve caught up with Training Captain Alasdair Auchincloss (Ali) to hear all about his path to become a helicopter pilot. Hi Ali, what’s your job at Island Helicopters and why have you chosen to work for them? “I’m a Relief Pilot and a Training Captain,…

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