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Lifeline service for struggling Cornish families trains 10 new volunteers thanks to Community Fund

When Sarah Phillips was told her six-month-old son had suffered a stroke, family life as she knew it changed forever. In her time of need, she turned to Home-Start Kernow, a small charity which offers support, friendship and practical help to struggling parents in Cornwall – help which Sarah says “saved her life”. Four years…

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Mali Rose Update

With the new year almost upon us we are pleased to report that we are still planning to start the three-month operational familiarisation period of the Mali Rose in January 2019, after the project team and ship staff have continued to make significant progress. The Mali Rose has completed her annual survey with no significant…

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Company – Mali Rose update

Island residents have been asking for an update about the Steamship Group’s freight vessel the Mali Rose, which was purchased as a replacement for the Gry Maritha. The Steamship Company (ISSG) intends for the Mali Rose to enter a period of familiarisation starting late January 2019 for a period of three months. During November and…

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Island Carriers relocates and announces longer opening hours

We are pleased to inform you that Island Carriers relocated into Nike’s old premises at Porthmellon Industrial Estate on Monday 28th  October. Island Carriers will continue to sell petrol and diesel for road vehicles at the pumps Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. They will provide fuel on account and any customers wishing to benefit…

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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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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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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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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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