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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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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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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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£200,000 funding secured for Scilly drone trial

A pilot project which will see commercial drones making daily deliveries to the Isles of Scilly will take off later this year. The pioneering partnership between the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) experts Flylogix has secured £200,000 of grant funding from Aerospace Cornwall to run the project. The three-month trial…

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Celebrating 40 years of the Gry Maritha

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company is marking the 40th birthday of its faithful freight ship Gry Maritha this month. The Gry, named after the daughter of the first captain, was built in Norway and christened in June 1981. She was purchased by the Steamship Company in 1989 in order to further support the islanders…

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First look at designs for Steamship Company’s new passenger and cargo vessels

  State-of-the-art designs for the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s new passenger and cargo vessels are being revealed for the first time today following an extensive consultation process with the Isles of Scilly community. The striking new 72m passenger ferry will carry 600 passengers over three decks with a contemporary, comfortable seating arrangement, onboard coffee…

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Matt Hancock Thanks Isles of Scilly Travel
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock thanks employees for their dedication during Covid

Health Secretary Matt Hancock thanked employees at Land’s End Airport this morning (Monday, May 24th) for their dedication in maintaining the lifeline link to Scilly throughout the Covid pandemic. Mr Hancock was travelling on an official visit to St Mary’s, but took the time to stop and talk to employees. He said: “The last year…

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Busiest day in almost two years for Scilly’s flagship routes
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Busiest day in almost two years for Scilly’s flagship routes

Skybus and Scillonian, the flagship routes to the Isles of Scilly, are expecting their busiest day in almost two years later this month, with both flights and ferry fully booked. As the islands gear up for the half-term holiday, Skybus has announced it is carrying almost 600 passengers on 44 flights on Saturday, May 29th…

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passengers boarding Skybus at Land’s End Airport
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UK’s busiest flight route revealed as Land’s End to Scilly

The 15-minute flight between Land’s End and St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, has been revealed as the UK’s busiest flight route for April 2021. The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Skybus flight overtook major airports and international airlines to head the list of the top 10 routes from UK airports, according to global travel data…

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Flexible travel to Scilly

Visitors to the Isles of Scilly can enjoy a more flexible option for booking travel to the islands thanks to a new flexi ticket being launched this week. Isles of Scilly Travel is offering passengers the opportunity to upgrade to a Flexi Ticket when booking their flights or ferry sailings to Scilly which will enable…

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