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‘Transformational’ Helicopter Service For Scilly Will Launch In 2018 After Planners Approve Heliport

‘Transformational’ Helicopter Service For Scilly Will Launch In 2018 After Planners Approve Heliport

Passenger helicopters will return to the skies of Scilly next year after Cornwall planners today voted unanimously to approve the application for a new heliport in Penzance. The £2m scheme off Jelbert Way and adjacent to the site of the former heliport at Eastern Green, is expected to create around 30 permanent jobs. Tresco owner […]

Hell Bay Hotel Leads Record Awards Haul For Scilly

Hell Bay Hotel Leads Record Awards Haul For Scilly

Isles of Scilly businesses have scooped a record seven awards at last night’s Cornwall Tourism Awards, held in Newquay. Hell Bay Hotel led the charge, winning Gold in the Hotel of the Year category for the fourth year running. Silvers were picked up by Juliet’s Garden, for Café & Tearoom of the Year and the […]

Councillors ‘Concerned’ Over Plans To End Funding For Islands’ Partnership

Councillors ‘Concerned’ Over Plans To End Funding For Islands’ Partnership

The Council will continue to run Scilly’s airport after the deadline for finding a new operator expired. But councillors have expressed concern over plans by the authority to withdraw funding for the Islands’ Partnership, the organisation set up to promote tourism and business-related activities. Councillors made the controversial decision last year to hand back the […]

Record Number Of Island Businesses Up For Cornwall Tourism Awards

Record Number Of Island Businesses Up For Cornwall Tourism Awards

Scilly has a record seven nominations in this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards. Island businesses and organisations vying for Gold, Silver or Bronze awards at the Headland Hotel in Newquay on Thursday 3rd November, include Juliet’s Garden in the Café & Tearoom of the Year category, Karma St Martin’s Hotel for Dog Friendly Business of the Year and […]

Plans For New Penzance Heliport Announced

Plans For New Penzance Heliport Announced

A new helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly is coming a step closer following the announcement today of a £2m private-sector investment plan. And a planning application for a new heliport on Jelbert Way, Penzance, is expected to be submitted this autumn, following a public event to discuss the plans in September. The proposed […]

Vodafone Announces Additional 4G Service For Scilly

Vodafone Announces Additional 4G Service For Scilly

Vodafone has announced that their customers will finally be able to access 3G and 4G network services in Scilly. It follows the launch of the islands’ first 4G service by EE in April this year. Up until now, Vodafone users have only been able to use the slower 2G technology. Kye Prigg, Head of Mobile Networks […]

Two Scilly Businesses Receive EU Funding

Two Scilly Businesses Receive EU Funding

Two Isles of Scilly businesses have received funding from what could turn out to be the islands’ last pot of money from Europe. Flares Beauty Salon on St Mary’s and SC Salt, a St Martin’s based sea salt production company, have both been given grants from the current round of the European Regional Development Fund. […]

Steamship Group Commits To Improving Food Freight Service To Scilly

Steamship Group Commits To Improving Food Freight Service To Scilly

Scilly could finally be getting upgrades to its freight handling system following an investment by the Steamship Group. The company says it is spending £150,000 on chilled and freezer container storage, ensuring that perishable chilled and frozen goods are delivered to the islands at the same temperature that they arrive on the quayside in Penzance. […]

Scilly’s Businesses Urged To Get Involved In New Food Festival

Scilly’s Businesses Urged To Get Involved In New Food Festival

The first ‘Taste of Scilly’ festival takes place this September. And the Islands’ Partnership are urging local businesses to get involved with the celebration of the very best in food and drink from across the islands IP Events Manager Zoe Parry is promising an exciting programme of events including pop-up beach barbecues, Taste of Scilly […]

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