Corporate

Corporate

Winter break for Isles of Scilly Helicopter

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced that Island Helicopters will be taking a break over the Winter and will return into service in April 2019; when it will take delivery of a brand new, fully liveried helicopter, ready for the start of the new season. Passengers can still fly year-round from Land’s End…

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Steamship Group’s biggest charity donation supports heritage gig project

An aspiring project to preserve irreplaceable historical data on the traditional Cornish sport of pilot gig rowing has been given a massive cash boost thanks to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s biggest ever donation. The exciting initiative, Pulling Together the Past, which aims to safeguard the history of pilot gig rowing in a new…

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Passenger growth drives record turnover at Steamship Group

Continued passenger growth has helped drive record turnover at the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group. The Penzance-based company, which provides lifeline air and sea services to the Isles of Scilly, carried 215,624 passengers in the 12 months to March 31, 2018, an increase of nearly 3% on 2017 (209,853,35). Turnover increased 2.1% from £17.09m to…

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Corporate

Scheduled maintenance for Gry Maritha and Lyonesse Lady

Gry Maritha Scheduled maintenance, Monday 15th October 2018 – Sunday 28th October 2018 The Gry Maritha will be out of service for scheduled maintenance from Saturday 13th October, after her return from the islands. We aim to resume service on Monday 29th October 2018. During this time, we will only be carrying essential chilled and…

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Steamship Group committed to working together

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has today reiterated its commitment to work with all parties to ensure a robust and sustainable transport system for the Isles of Scilly. The pledge follows a decision by Cornwall Council earlier this month to approve plans to build a new heliport in Penzance. The heliport will operate in…

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Community fund

Third Scilly Kids Triathlon is roaring success

The third Scilly Kids Triathlon has been hailed a roaring success, with half the islands’ primary school children taking part in the event. In beautiful sunshine on the Garrison, 57 children from all five of the inhabited islands were awarded medals, t-shirts and ice cream for completing the triathlon earlier this month. The event was…

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Corporate

How we support Islanders’ with medical appointments on the mainland

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company (ISSCo) is committed to delivering a resilient, reliable, affordable and accessible service for people who need to travel to and from the Isles of Scilly and the mainland. We take our responsibilities very seriously and understand that thousands of people are reliant on our ability to deliver effective transport…

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Isles of Scilly visitors spend £24m in Cornwall – new research

Holidaymakers travelling to the Isles of Scilly spend almost £24 million in Cornwall every year, including £6.3 million in Penzance, according to new research. More than 210,000 people travel to the Isles of Scilly annually, with just over half using the Scillonian III passenger ferry from Penzance. The remainder fly by fixed wing planes or…

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Community fund

Stargazing on Scilly gets a major cash boost

An ambitious project to build a permanent astronomical observatory on St Martin’s has taken a major step forward with a £2,000 grant from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Community Fund. Building work on the observatory, the first of its kind on Scilly, is starting imminently behind the St Martin’s Hall and Reading Room, at…

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New Director on Steamship Board

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed Cornish accountant Gary Randall to its Board of Directors. Gary has been practising as a Chartered Accountant for the last 25 years, developing an extensive client base across Devon and Cornwall. In 2013, he merged his business with Prydis to broaden the services provided to clients of…

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Community fund

Ray Mears praises Community Fund as another £30,000 giveaway is announced

TV presenter and bushcraft expert Ray Mears has hailed the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund “a force for good” this week, after visiting several island beneficiaries. It comes as the Steamship Group announced it will be giving away another £30,000 to lucky community groups across Cornwall this year, with a top award of…

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Community fund

Two island projects are the latest to receive cash boost

Two community projects in the Isles of Scilly are the latest to benefit from a cash injection from the Steamship Group’s popular Community Fund. Donations of £1,250 to St Agnes Island Hall and £300 to the Isles of Scilly U3A have already made a big difference to the people who use them. The community hall…

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