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Steamship Group to launch £30,000 Community Fund for Scilly and West Cornwall

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced its intention to establish a £30,000 fund to support a wide range of community-based projects and good causes across the Isles of Scilly and West Cornwall.   Over the next few months the Company will formalise how the fund will be governed, what criteria and projects will…

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Steamship Group to invest £200,000 in Penzance Dry Dock

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced a £200,000 investment in Penzance Dry Dock. The dock, which was established in 1834 and is among the oldest in the UK, will have its roof and sides completely replaced with high specification plastisol coated steel sheeting. Penzance-based Celtic Scaffolding will be erecting scaffolding around the dock…

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Steamship Group boosts capacity with acquisition of new aircraft

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has further strengthened transport links to the islands with the acquisition of another aircraft for its in-house airline Skybus. The new Islander brings the Skybus fleet to eight , with four Islanders and four Twin Otters operating to St Mary’s Airport on the Isles of Scilly. The Group also…

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Longer operating days and price freeze as Skybus launches winter schedule

Skybus, the in-house airline of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, has launched its new winter schedule with longer operating days and a further freeze on prices. The airline has gained the agreement of St Mary’s Airport and Isles of Scilly Council to operate a longer daily schedule that will provide benefits to local residents…

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Group purchases Island Carriers

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, transportation provider to the Isles of Scilly, has today announced the purchase of Island Carriers, a haulage business located on St. Mary’s. The acquisition of Island Carriers will in the future enable the Steamship Group to offer an integrated freight and baggage transfer service to islanders and its Scillonian…

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Strong Growth in Isles of Scilly Visitor Numbers

Visitor numbers to the Isles of Scilly on routes to and from the mainland rose by more than 4%  in 2014, which is the first increase since 2011. Figures just released by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company for the full 2014 calendar year show the number of passenger carryings on its air and sea…

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Land’s End Airport runway hardening gets underway in July

The £2.6 million project to harden the grass runways at Land’s End Airport will get underway next month now that £1.3 million of support from the European Regional Development Fund has been confirmed. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company said it would press ahead with the work now before the summer peak season rather than…

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94-year-old birthday boy becomes wing walking record holder

Fearless grandfather Tom Lackey made history today (22nd May) when he became the first person to wingwalk from Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly – on his 94th birthday. Mr Lackey took to the skies from Land’s End Airport at 12pm on Thursday, after receiving a birthday send-off from the local Sennen Primary…

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We are pleased to welcome Robert Goldsmith as our new Chief Executive

We are pleased to have appointed Robert Goldsmith as our new Chief Executive which will take effect from 4th February 2014. Rob Goldsmith was selected following a recruitment process that begun last year after our current Chief Executive Jeff Marston informed the Board of his intention to step down after 12 years in the post.…

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Improving our runways at Land’s End Airport

In 2013 we made a record investment in all our travel facilities. This included a new £1 million terminal building at Land’s End Airport, adding a fourth 19-seater Twin Otter aircraft to our Skybus fleet and a £2 million refurbishment of the Scillonian III. As part of a wider programme of improvements, we have plans…

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Land’s End Airport Watch Manager named as Gatwick’s Highest Scoring Fire-Fighter

Jonathan Stephens, Watch Manager at Land’s End Airport has been awarded the highest scoring Fire-Fighter Recruit Award of 2013 by Gatwick Airport Fire and Rescue Commercial Training Centre and has had his name engraved on a large plaque held at Gatwick. At the beginning of 2013, Lands End Airport sent ten fire-fighters to Gatwick’s Commercial…

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18 years of Investors in People for Isles of Scilly Steamship Group

Putting its people first has enabled Penzance based organisation to gain a nationally accredited award. Isles of Scilly Steamship Group which employs over 200 staff has been awarded the Investors in People Standard for the 18th consecutive year, for the way they develop support and motivate their team. The company operates the Scillonian III passenger…

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