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New judo mats for Scilly club thanks to Steamship Company

 The Isles of Scilly Judo Club has bought 20 professional judo mats thanks to a £1,600 donation. The club’s membership numbers have increased to the point it needed to make a bigger safety area around the so-called fight zone. The new mats, which cost almost £100 each, have already made a “really big difference” to…

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Island residents to benefit from enhanced online travel service

Residents of the Isles of Scilly who are members of the Steamship Group’s Travel Club are now able to make bookings for discounted air and sea travel online for the first time following the launch of a dedicated portal on www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk The Steamship Group provides significant reductions in the cost of travel for permanent island…

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Old fire appliance leaves Land’s End for the final time

Land’s End Airport’s old fire appliance has taken her final journey, destined for a museum in Lincolnshire. The 31-year-old appliance, which has served Land’s End Airport since 2008, will now be on display at RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre. It follows the arrival of a state-of-the-art fire appliance at the airport last year, following a £200,000…

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Celebrations in Cornwall as the Scillonian III turns 40

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company has announced a string of celebrations throughout 2017 to mark the iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry’s 40th birthday this spring. May 2017 is the 40th anniversary of Scillonian III, the Group’s longest-serving passenger ship to date. This milestone is being celebrated with a host of events, including a firework…

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Win one of 40 tickets to the Isles of Scilly

Wish Scillonian III a Happy 40th Birthday for a chance to win a free return ticket to the Isles of Scilly  Forty return ferry tickets to the Isles of Scilly are being given away this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry. 2017 marks the 40th year of service…

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Isles of Scilly Steamship Group appoints new marine manager

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced the appointment of Graeme Alexander as its new General Manager of Marine Operations. Graeme, who has spent more than 25 years of his career in the marine industry, will have management responsibility for all the company’s vessels, Penzance Dry Dock and Nike Engineering. Previously based in Aberdeen,…

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£1,000 Steamship Company donation will save lives across Cornwall

Three training units bought with a £1,000 grant will help save thousands of lives across Cornwall, according to the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity. The iPad training units will be used to teach lifesaving first aid routines, including how to use a defibrillator. They were bought by the charity with a £1,000 grant from the Isles…

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A chance to visit Scilly for less this summer

Residents of Cornwall and parts of Devon could save 35% on day trip sailings to the Isles of Scilly this summer thanks to a new Locals’ Offer for 2017. Isles of Scilly Travel has brought back its extremely popular deal for Westcountry residents, allowing people living in the TR, PL, EX22 and EX23 postcode areas…

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First ever kit for Scilly footballers thanks to Steamship Company

Young footballers on the Isles of Scilly have celebrated the start of 2017 by wearing their new club kits for the first time. The players debuted the kits on Saturday (7th) and have been proudly wearing them around the islands. The Five Islands Football Club has never had a club kit until now, and it…

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