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First joint camp for Scilly Brownies and Guides thanks to Steamship Company

Brownies and Guides on the Isles of Scilly have been camping together for the first time this week thanks to the arrival of a huge marquee paid for by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company. Thirty girls from the 1st Isles of Scilly Brownies and Guides have been camping at Sandybanks Farm on St Mary’s,…

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Final call for applications to second round of grants

The final call for applications to the second round of awards from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s £30,000 Community Fund is being made this week. Projects that will benefit communities on the Isles of Scilly and in West Cornwall have until the end of the month (August) to apply for a grant. Bids to…

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Summer locals’ offer for Scilly day trip experience

See the stunning Isles of Scilly for less this summer by taking advantage of a fantastic new locals’ offer open to residents of West and Mid Cornwall. Isles of Scilly Travel is keen to ensure people living closest to this must-see destination can visit Scilly more easily, and is launching a new locals’ fare for…

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£1.5 million upgrade to Scilly’s freight lifeline services underway

  The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group is investing more than £1.5 million to upgrade its lifeline freight services between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. This includes a new commitment of £150,000 to improve the chilled freight delivery service to the Isles of Scilly as one of the many upgrades being made to…

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Scilly family embark on 850-mile charity cycle

A Scilly family is cycling unsupported from John O’Groats to Land’s End to raise money for charity – despite only having five miles of island road to practice on. After winning a £650 grant from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund to pay for all their travel expenses and make the challenge possible,…

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New £200,000 fire appliance for Land’s End Airport

Land’s End Airport has taken delivery of a state-of-the-art fire appliance following an investment of almost £200,000  by airport owners the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group. The appliance is the first of its kind in the UK and was built to the company’s specifications in Austria by Rosenbauer, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of…

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Poetry Postie delivers inspiration to Isles of Scilly

A unique project which aims to deliver poetic inspiration to the nation has taken place on St Mary’s, thanks to a £1,500 grant from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. Poetry postie Sally Crabtree held workshops with pupils at Five Islands School to show that poetry can be fun and doesn’t have to…

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Second round of Community Fund awards open

Projects that will benefit communities on the Isles of Scilly and in West Cornwall are being invited to apply for a grant from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s £30,000 Community Fund. Applications for the second round of awards from the fund will open at the start of July. Bids to the Community Fund are…

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Scilly freight ship replacement for Islands’ lifeline service

  The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced a  substantial investment in replacing its Gry Maritha freight ship – the workhorse that provides a lifeline service to the community of the Isles of Scilly located 28 miles off the mainland. The company has purchased a larger freight ship currently called the Mali Rose as the…

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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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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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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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