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From Penzance to Scilly

Sue Lewington is producing a special illustrated book to celebrate our 100 year anniversary. The book is now available to purchase through our Travel Centre. Please find our contact details and opening hours below. Contact us to order   Sue Lewington is a freelance illustrator living in west Cornwall, who specialises in ink and watercolour…

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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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#MyScilly

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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#MyScilly

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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Island life

A beginner’s Scillonian guide

With just a handful of days to go before our passenger ferry returns to the water for another season, we thought we’d share some handy tips about our Scillonian service… If you haven’t already booked, you can book tickets online here. If you need any help, take a look at our handy film which explains…

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Popular Posts

The first signs of spring on the Isles of Scilly

If you’re feeling the winter blues, we’ve put together some inspiration and reasons to get excited about the return of spring. For us at Isles of Scilly Travel and on the islands, one sure signal of spring is when Scillonian III returns to service. She returns on the 23rd March and her crew have spent the…

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News

Fireworks for Scilly at community celebration to mark 100th anniversary

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group is marking its 100th anniversary with a major community celebration for islanders and visitors on the Isles of Scilly this June. The Steamship Group was formed in 1920 to help provide lifeline travel services between the islands and the Cornish mainland, and the group’s centenary year is being celebrated…

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Our Heritage

100 years of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group | Behind the Scenes- Frederick Robert Ward, MBE, JP

2020 marks the 100th year of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group. Over the next couple months, we’re going to bring to you a series of behind the scenes posts, looking back at the people that made the Company what it is today. In the first 100- year behind the scenes series, we’ve found out…

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Our Heritage

Capturing Scilly

Join us in 2020 as we celebrate 100 years of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Groups commitment and service to the Isles of Scilly. From the humble beginnings of an adapted fishing protection ship serving the islands pre Scillonian, to three Scillonian ships, freight ships and an airline service operating from multiple departure points; the…

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Popular Posts

What’s on Scilly 2020 spring events

Empty beaches, glorious walks and nature’s beauty. We’ll help you get away to it all. A spring break is all about getting away from the winter and the hectic pace of modern life, but it is also about discovering something new. The Isles of Scilly are a group of sand-fringed islands that enjoy a warm…

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