Island life

Island life

Scilly Memories

We may not be able to connect you to the Isles of Scilly right now, but we can bring a little piece of Scilly into your homes whilst we’re waiting. As we all stay at home and miss out on seeing friends, family and travelling, it can help to see photos and videos of happier…

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Island life

An Island Christmas

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we carry approximately 18 tonnes of mail and 658 tonnes of freight shipped on Gry Maritha and our Skybus airline will fly over 1,000 passengers over the Christmas period. We’ve been helping to bring Christmas to Scilly for 100 years and marked our centenary this year. As well as…

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Island life

Cold water therapy

With the crystal clear and shallow waters of Scilly being a great place to try wild swimming, we caught up with Nick and Bryony, who run Adventure Scilly on the Isles of Scilly to hear about the benefits of cold-water swimming. Tell us about Adventure Scilly? “We’ve been running Adventure Scilly since 2014. We organise…

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Island life

Alfresco dining

If you’re visiting the Isles of Scilly in the coming weeks and months, there are social distancing measures in public places and on public transport, including our travel services. They will be a little different from what you are used to. You can read about these here. Due to the current restrictions, some restaurants and…

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Island life

Summer’s on Scilly

The excitement of summer is something we look forward to each year, those long days spent exploring outside, feeling the sand between your toes and time spent with family and friends. The Isles of Scilly is noticeably different in each season; life is dictated by the weather and tides – summertime on Scilly is one…

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The spirit of craft

There’s no denying it, craft drinks have been a huge trend in the last few years with pioneers crafting new and exciting flavours with a story to tell. With companies creating original flavours, combined with genuine authenticity – and where’s better to sample this, than the Isles of Scilly. Whilst you can’t visit the Isles…

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Behind the Scenes

From Penzance to Scilly

Sue Lewington is producing a special illustrated book to celebrate our 100 year anniversary. The book is now available to purchase through our Travel Centre. Please find our contact details and opening hours below. Contact us to order   Sue Lewington is a freelance illustrator living in west Cornwall, who specialises in ink and watercolour…

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Island life

Isles of Scilly Memories – Gig Racing – Championship style

As part of our Isles of Scilly Memories series, this week as we approach the weekend that would have been the World Pilot Gig Championships; we are going to look back at previous championships and reminisce those IOS Memories. The World Pilot Gig Championships (WPGC) are an annual gig racing event held on the Isles…

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Island life

A beginner’s Scillonian guide

With just a handful of days to go before our passenger ferry returns to the water for another season, we thought we’d share some handy tips about our Scillonian service… If you haven’t already booked, you can book tickets online here. If you need any help, take a look at our handy film which explains…

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Day trips

The Isles of Scilly remind you of how summers used to be

28 miles off the coast of Cornwall lies the perfect British summer, where the weather feels warmer and life moves more slowly. With few roads and even fewer cars, summer in the islands moves at the pace of the tides. The inter-island boat services take you across the crystal-clear sea, ferrying you from one pale…

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Activity guides

Inspired by Scilly

From photographers and painters to printmakers and glassblowers, the artistic community on the Isles of Scilly is rich and diverse. Wherever you look, you’ll find inspiration, studios and galleries- it could be the polished gallery on Tresco, a gig shed on Bryher housing a painter’s studio or deep Scillonian history stained into the glass windows of a church.…

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Day trips

‘Island Hopping’ on the Isles of Scilly

With the Easter weekend forecast for sunshine and blue skies, we’re getting ready for a long weekend of indulging in the great outdoors… and a bit of chocolate too! Over on the Isles of Scilly, the islands are coming alive with spring colours in bloom across the hedgerows and headlands, wildlife is returning to the…

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