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Scillonian Mater Appointed
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Victoria Bolitho appointed Master of Scillonian III

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has appointed Victoria Bolitho as Master of Scillonian III Victoria, 33, who has served as Scillonian III’s Chief Officer for the past two and a half years years, will take the helm from Pete Crawford when he retires in January after four decades on board. She said: “I am…

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Skybus supporting Guernsey’s airline with Channel Islands flights

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has signed a contract to provide support services to Guernsey’s Air Aurigny from November 2nd to December 18th. This means we will be on standby over the period to assist Air Aurigny with flights between Guernsey Airport and Alderney and Alderney Airport and Southampton, while the company’s own aircraft…

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Celebrations as Wildlife Trust donations top £60,000

Generous Steamship Group customers have donated a milestone £60,000 to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust over the past three years. The grand total, revealed this week, is down to kind-hearted customers making a voluntary donation to the charity’s fundraising efforts when booking travel via www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk Donations began in April 2019 and have now topped…

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End of an era as Scillonian Master makes his final voyage after 39 seasons

Scillonian III marked the end of an era on Sunday (November 6th) as Master Pete Crawford made his final voyage from St Mary’s to Penzance after 39 seasons on board. Pete, 60, will be retiring in January after sailing approximately 666,000 miles on Scillonian III – or more than 30 times around the world. It…

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Steamship Group announces support for The Island Haven

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced its support for The Island Haven, a charity aiming to provide a place to stay on the mainland for islanders undergoing medical treatment. Steamship Group customers can now help the charity’s fundraising efforts by making a voluntary donation when booking travel via www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk The Island Haven is…

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Group to deliver zero-carbon technology to the islands
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Zero-carbon Technology to the Islands

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Britten-Norman work with Isles of Scilly Steamship Group to deliver zero-carbon technology to the islands Another critical step has been taken towards making zero-carbon flights to the Isles of Scilly commercially available. This week, ahead of the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, three companies jointly signed a Letter…

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Council of the Isles of Scilly secures £48m for major improvements to the Isles of Scilly’s sea links

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has just released the following press release and we are delighted with the outcome. Council secures £48m for major improvements to the Isles of Scilly’s sea links The Council has been successful in securing £48.4m towards the cost of replacing the vessels and improving the harbours which play…

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Scillonian III replacement exhibition: feedback sought on proposed interior for the new passenger ferry

In June 2021, the Council of the Isles of Scilly submitted a Levelling Up Fund bid to government for a vessel replacement programme. If successful, the bid will see the Council working with the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, Tresco Estate, Duchy of Cornwall and Cornwall Council (as the owners of Penzance Harbour) to bring…

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Scillonian Chief Officer becomes company's first female Master Mariner
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Scillonian Chief Officer becomes company’s first female Master Mariner

Scillonian III Chief Officer Victoria Bolitho has joined an elite group of seafarers after gaining her Master’s unlimited certificate – the highest qualification for professional mariners. It means the 33-year-old can take command of virtually any ship, of any size, sailing anywhere in the world. Just two per cent of merchant navy seafarers are women…

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Cranfield Aerospace Solutions obtains a B-N Islander aircraft to convert to zero emissions hydrogen fuel cell propulsion

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) is one step closer to making zero-emissions flight commercially available by 2025. The company has purchased and taken delivery of a Britten-Norman Islander from Isles of Scilly Steamship Group (ISSG), and will retrofit the aircraft with hydrogen fuel cell technology. CAeS is the UK SME leading the Project Fresson consortium, which…

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Lands End Airport - Main Terminal
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Busiest July ever for Land’s End Airport

Land’s End Airport has recorded its busiest July ever, with more than 8,500 passengers passing through the airport. The previous best was in July 2018. Land’s End Airport, owned and operated by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, is the gateway to the Isles of Scilly and the home of Skybus for more than 35…

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Scillonian III
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Steamship Company announced as Tour of Britain sponsor

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group – one of West Cornwall’s biggest employers – has been announced as a major sponsor of the Cornish stage of the prestigious Tour of Britain cycling event. The UK’s biggest bike race, featuring professional international riders, will start in Penzance on Sunday, September 5th 2021 – the first time…

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