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A day with Scilly’s seals

You might be surprised how much you can do on a day trip to Scilly — visitors Katie and Rory share their story of bird-watching, ginger tea, and snorkeling with Atlantic grey seals.  “We set off from home at around 6am, as were booked on the first flight of the day from Land’s End airport. After…

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Daphne Eileen Chudleigh -A Memoir-

Daphne Chudleigh was the Isles of Scilly Steamship Groups company Secretary for 35 years, she made a great contribution to the group, notably writing ‘Bridge over Lyonesse’, dating 70 years of Steamship history. Today, we look back at her brilliant achievements and time with the company. Daphne was born in 1920 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. Following…

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Embrace the great outdoors this summer on the Isles of Scilly

Put off camping by the thought of leaky tents and portable toilets? We’ve caught up with the Large family, regular visitors to the Garrison Campsite on St. Mary’s, to see why camping is actually one of the best ways to experience Scilly — with a few modern comforts, of course. Camping seems to involve a…

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A whole host of events to discover when you connect to the Isles of Scilly

The summer’s in full swing and we’ve been having some glorious hot summer days in Cornwall. We thought it would be great to have a look ahead at the busy events calendar on the Isles of Scilly, there are still a whole host of events to look forward to and we’ve hand-picked our favourite! The…

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Meet one of the new Island Helicopters team, Tim Dunton

Helicopter Pilot Tim Dunton has just joined the Island Helicopters team.  He has never visited the Isles of Scilly other than flying the route. We can’t wait for him to discover Scilly and be a part of the brand-new service; we find out more about his background in our latest behind the scenes blog.  …

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Airport Manager Chris Pearson welcomes Island Helicopters to Land’s End Airport

Airport Manager at Land’s End Airport, Chris Pearson has been taking care of Land’s End Airport for over twenty years. He’s seen lots of changes over the years and welcomed many different aircraft onto the runway. We’ve caught up with Chris to hear all about the brand-new service – Island Helicopters.     Hi, I’m…

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“It’s one of the nicest flights I’ve had the pleasure of flying”

As part of our Island Helicopters, behind the scenes series, we’ve caught up with Training Captain Alasdair Auchincloss (Ali) to hear all about his path to become a helicopter pilot. Hi Ali, what’s your job at Island Helicopters and why have you chosen to work for them? “I’m a Relief Pilot and a Training Captain,…

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Day in the Life of Adam Smith, Island Helicopters Pilot

In our latest behind the scenes series we welcome pilot, Adam Smith to Island Helicopters. We think flying the route between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly has got to be one of the best jobs in the world but wanted to hear, just exactly what it’s like to fly the first scheduled Helicopter…

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Bushcraft expert Ray Mears explores the Isles of Scilly

We’ve recently had the pleasure of hosting survival expert Ray Mears on the Isles of Scilly. Ray is the Isles of Scilly Steamship Groups patron in 2018, which means he’s going to be supporting the company and worthy causes on the Isles of Scilly and spreading the word about the magic of Scilly. Ray is…

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An island adventure for you and your pet

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel we understand that your dog is part of the family and travelling to the Isles of Scilly means you don’t have to leave them behind. Think long coastal walks, paddling in shallow waters and evenings curled up in front of the fire. With most of the beaches being dog…

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Helicopters will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday 21st May

Helicopters will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday 21st May The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has confirmed that its brand new AW169 helicopter will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday, 21st May. Anyone due to fly is asked to proceed with the travel arrangements they have…

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Keep on running (and swimming… and running…)

Picture this, we’re on the southern tip of England, in the Atlantic. Surrounded by 140 small islands, only 5 of which are inhabited, the beaches are pristine white and the sea an azure blue. Each year, the quiet islands- the Isles of Scilly are home the World Championship swim-run qualifier ÖTILLÖ.  The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun, an…

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