Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Inspiring the next generation

In a field currently dominated by men, we believe it is important to encourage and inspire women to pursue a career in aviation. In 2021 it was estimated that less than 5% of pilots in the UK were female. At the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, we have 23 Skybus pilots made up of four…

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes at Island Carriers

Our own freight haulage company, Island Carriers, is based in the heart of St Mary’s. We’ve been behind-the-scenes with the busy team of 10, which looks after all the islanders’ freight needs. Passionate is the most accurate word to describe Island Carriers Operations Manager Jeanette Ware – she cares deeply about the community she serves.…

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Newlyn Primary School Visit to Land's End Airport November 2021
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A Memorable Visit

16th December 2021 Update: A special thank you from Newlyn School Following on from their visit to Land’s End Airport, the staff and pupils of Newlyn School surprised the Skybus team with a special delivery of hand written notes and fantastic drawings to thank the staff for having them and their behind-the-scenes tour. It looks…

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Supporting The Island Haven

We are proud to be involved in the local community and with local charities. Currently we support a range of groups, good causes, sporting events, subsidised travel for island residents, medical flights and off-island freight. We are delighted to support, The Island Haven, a charity aiming to provide a place to stay on the mainland…

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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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Celebrating 40 years of the Gry Maritha

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company is marking the 40th birthday of its faithful freight ship Gry Maritha this month. The Gry, named after the daughter of the first captain, was built in Norway and christened in June 1981. She was purchased by the Steamship Company in 1989 in order to further support the islanders…

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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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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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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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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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Behind the scenes at Isles of Scilly Travel: On-board with Scillonian III’s team

In our latest behind the scenes series, we’ve caught up with  Master Peter Crawford to find out about life aboard Scillonian in the winter months. Hi Pete, thanks for meeting with us, now Scillonian’s not sailing what does a ‘normal’ day look like for you? “There’s no such thing as a normal day! But the…

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behind the scenes with our customer service team
Behind the Scenes

A peek behind the scenes with our customer services team

Amongst the chatter and tapping keyboards of Steamship House, you’ll find our dedicated customer service team responding and helping our customers with enquiries, complaints and compliments. Our team of three work tirelessly responding to our customers ensuring everyone who has taken the time to email, write or call are happy with the help and responses…

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