Corporate

Corporate

Steamship Group prepares to carry 360 tonnes of freight to islands for gig weekend

Final preparations are underway for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s busiest weekend of the year, with the company shipping record amounts of freight to the islands for the World Pilot Gig Championships (April 29 to May 1). As well as transporting thousands of passengers to the islands for gig weekend, up to 5,000 items…

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Community fund

Steamship Group announces first Community Fund awards

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the first recipients of its £30,000 Community Fund. Grants of between £150 and £1,500 will support six projects that will benefit communities on the Isles of Scilly and in West Cornwall. They include: A project to help support a fundraising cycle ride from John O’Groats to Land’s…

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Corporate

Steamship Group appoints Community Fund chairman

  The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the appointment of Terry Ward as chairman of its new £30,000 Community Fund and is seeking volunteers to join the fund’s independent panel. Terry, who was born and lives on St Marys, has been a non-executive director on the Steamship Board since 1989 and with his…

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Corporate

Steamship Group invites Scilly community to listening event

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group is inviting residents of the Scillies to a public listening event on September 16th to be held at the Scillonian Club in Hugh Town on St Mary’s. The event will offer people the chance to come and meet members of the Group’s senior management team in an informal setting…

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Corporate

Steamship Group reports 9% growth in visitor numbers to Scilly

The Isles of Scillies Steamship Group has reported a 9% increase in passenger numbers for the first seven months of the year, reflecting continued growth in the market between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. The Group, which operates Skybus flights to the Scillies from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter airports, and passenger and…

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Corporate

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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Corporate

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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Corporate

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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Corporate

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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Corporate

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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Corporate

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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