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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 […]

Scilly’s Steamship Company Announces Replacement For Gry Maritha Freight Ship

Scilly’s Steamship Company Announces Replacement For Gry Maritha Freight Ship

Scilly will soon be served by a larger freight ship after the Steamship Company announced today that it is in the process of buying a replacement for the Gry Maritha. Company bosses say they’re undergoing the final legal stages to purchase the Mali Rose, which arrived in Penzance from Norway earlier this week. They expect […]

Almost A Third Of Last Year’s Visitors Were On First Trip To Scilly

Almost A Third Of Last Year’s Visitors Were On First Trip To Scilly

30% of visitors to Scilly in 2015 were on their first trip to the islands. And both day visitors and staying tourists are spending more, compared to last year. These are some of the findings from the Annual Visitor Survey organised by the Islands’ Partnership. Last year’s results have just been released. The tourism body […]

EE Launches 4G Network In Scilly

EE Launches 4G Network In Scilly

Residents and visitors to Scilly will finally be able to surf the web at superfast speeds on their mobile phones and iPads as operator EE switches on its superfast 4G network today. Up until now, phone users have only been able to access slower 2G technology. One of the people who will benefit from 4G […]

Steamship Group Preparing For Busiest Week Of The Year

Steamship Group Preparing For Busiest Week Of The Year

The Steamship Company says it is preparing for its busiest week of the year in the run up to the start of the World Pilot Gig Championships, taking place from Friday 29th April to Monday 1st May. And it expects to ship a record amount of freight to the islands. The Gry Maritha will carry […]

New Scilly Business Through To Awards Final

New Scilly Business Through To Awards Final

A Bryher Businesswoman says she’s “thrilled and really proud” to have been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category in this year’s Cornwall Business awards. Amanda Pender started Island Fish with her brother Mark last year. They both gave up their jobs to work fulltime in the family-run local shellfish and fish supply operation. Amanda says […]

Cornish Pasties Welcome New Passengers To Newquay Airport

Cornish Pasties Welcome New Passengers To Newquay Airport

Passengers arriving on Ryanair’s new flight from Frankfurt on Sunday were welcomed to Newquay Airport with a Cornish pasty! It’s the first time the Irish-based airline has used the airport since January 2011, when they pulled out, blaming the controversial airport development fee, which required every passenger to pay an extra £5 to use the […]

Strand Bike Hire Shop Conversion Rejected By Planning Inspector

Strand Bike Hire Shop Conversion Rejected By Planning Inspector

The owner of the former Buccabu bike hire shop on The Strand won’t be able to convert the property into residential accommodation after a planning appeal was rejected. But the Planning Inspector didn’t uphold the Council’s argument that it would affect the retail viability of Hugh Town. The scheme, to create a two-bedroom ground floor […]

Scilly Seafish Company Commits Cash To Preserve Lobster Stocks

Scilly Seafish Company Commits Cash To Preserve Lobster Stocks

Bryher-based Island Fish has made a commitment to help native lobster populations. Their director, Amanda Pender, has signed up to the National Lobster Hatchery’s ‘Buy One Set One Free’ scheme. It means that the business will donate money to the Padstow-based hatchery for every lobster order they receive. The money raised will go towards raising […]