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Steamship Group’s biggest charity donation supports heritage gig project

An aspiring project to preserve irreplaceable historical data on the traditional Cornish sport of pilot gig rowing has been given a massive cash boost thanks to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s biggest ever donation. The exciting initiative, Pulling Together the Past, which aims to safeguard the history of pilot gig rowing in a new…

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Passenger growth drives record turnover at Steamship Group

Continued passenger growth has helped drive record turnover at the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group. The Penzance-based company, which provides lifeline air and sea services to the Isles of Scilly, carried 215,624 passengers in the 12 months to March 31, 2018, an increase of nearly 3% on 2017 (209,853,35). Turnover increased 2.1% from £17.09m to…

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Scheduled maintenance for Gry Maritha and Lyonesse Lady

Gry Maritha Scheduled maintenance, Monday 15th October 2018 – Sunday 28th October 2018 The Gry Maritha will be out of service for scheduled maintenance from Saturday 13th October, after her return from the islands. We aim to resume service on Monday 29th October 2018. During this time, we will only be carrying essential chilled and…

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Steamship Group committed to working together

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has today reiterated its commitment to work with all parties to ensure a robust and sustainable transport system for the Isles of Scilly. The pledge follows a decision by Cornwall Council earlier this month to approve plans to build a new heliport in Penzance. The heliport will operate in…

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Villagers in Constantine benefit from £2,000 donation

The leaky roof on Constantine’s well-used village hall will be replaced with a brand new one this summer, thanks to a £2,000 donation from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. The small group of fundraisers from the village WI said they were “bowled over” by the company’s generosity and weren’t expecting anything to…

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Third Scilly Kids Triathlon is roaring success

The third Scilly Kids Triathlon has been hailed a roaring success, with half the islands’ primary school children taking part in the event. In beautiful sunshine on the Garrison, 57 children from all five of the inhabited islands were awarded medals, t-shirts and ice cream for completing the triathlon earlier this month. The event was…

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Isles of Scilly visitors spend £24m in Cornwall – new research

Holidaymakers travelling to the Isles of Scilly spend almost £24 million in Cornwall every year, including £6.3 million in Penzance, according to new research. More than 210,000 people travel to the Isles of Scilly annually, with just over half using the Scillonian III passenger ferry from Penzance. The remainder fly by fixed wing planes from…

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Stargazing on Scilly gets a major cash boost

An ambitious project to build a permanent astronomical observatory on St Martin’s has taken a major step forward with a £2,000 grant from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Community Fund. Building work on the observatory, the first of its kind on Scilly, is starting imminently behind the St Martin’s Hall and Reading Room, at…

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New Director on Steamship Board

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has appointed Cornish accountant Gary Randall to its Board of Directors. Gary has been practising as a Chartered Accountant for the last 25 years, developing an extensive client base across Devon and Cornwall. In 2013, he merged his business with Prydis to broaden the services provided to clients of…

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Ray Mears praises Community Fund as another £30,000 giveaway is announced

TV presenter and bushcraft expert Ray Mears has hailed the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund “a force for good” this week, after visiting several island beneficiaries. It comes as the Steamship Group announced it will be giving away another £30,000 to lucky community groups across Cornwall this year, with a top award of…

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Two island projects are the latest to receive cash boost

Two community projects in the Isles of Scilly are the latest to benefit from a cash injection from the Steamship Group’s popular Community Fund. Donations of £1,250 to St Agnes Island Hall and £300 to the Isles of Scilly U3A have already made a big difference to the people who use them. The community hall…

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Cornish fisheries protection vessel refitted at Penzance Dry Dock

Cornish fisheries protection vessel refitted at Penzance Dry Dock Penzance Dry Dock has won a new contract to refit the fisheries protection vessel, Saint Piran. It is the first time that the 27-metre vessel, which is based out of Newlyn, has been refitted in Cornwall and the refit is a major contract for the dry…

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