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Steamship Company’s Profits Up 178% Last Year

Steamship Company’s Profits Up 178% Last Year

The Steamship Company’s operating profit increased almost threefold in the year ending on 31st March 2015. The Company’s annual report shows profit was up from £0.49m to £1.36m, an increase of 178%, and turnover rose from £13.76m to £16.31m. Company Chairman Andrew May says that was down to an increase of just under 14,000 passengers, […]

‘Taste Of Scilly’ Food Festival To Launch Next Autumn

‘Taste Of Scilly’ Food Festival To Launch Next Autumn

Scilly will get a larger food festival next autumn, building on the success of the established events on Tresco and Bryher and expanding to include St Mary’s. David Jackson from the Islands’ Partnership says it’s something the organisation has wanted to do from the start. And while the Tresco and Bryher Food Festival spans a […]

MP Offering Chance To Pitch Scilly Produce In The Commons

MP Offering Chance To Pitch Scilly Produce In The Commons

If you have a Scilly food or drink business, or if you sell local goods, you’re being offered the chance to pitch your product to potential London buyers in the House of Commons. Islands’ MP Derek Thomas is arranging an event to “celebrate what we do in the far South West” within the House of […]

Islands’ Partnership To Organise Next Year’s Supply Scilly Event

Islands’ Partnership To Organise Next Year’s Supply Scilly Event

The Islands’ Partnership has taken over the organisation of the popular ‘Supply Scilly’ event next year. The exhibition is a chance for mainland suppliers to present their offerings to Scilly’s tourism businesses under one roof. It has been run by Tregarthen’s Hotel in previous years, but David Jackson from the Partnership says the planned changes […]

Hugh Town Christmas Festival Returning

Hugh Town Christmas Festival Returning

The Islands’ Partnership has announced more of the attractions that will make up the second Christmas Festival in Hugh Town on the evening of Wednesday 23rd December. The event will kick off with a ceremonial switch on of the Christmas tree lights in The Park at 5pm with carol singing around the tree. That will […]

Locals Unhappy That Scilly Space Rocket Casing Has Been Burned

Locals Unhappy That Scilly Space Rocket Casing Has Been Burned

Some off-island residents say they’re unhappy that part of the rocket discovered between Tresco and Bryher has been destroyed in a controlled burn on Friday and Saturday. But Tresco Estate says they’ve been assured by rocket scientists that the public were completely safe. Part of the CRS-4 launched in September 2014 from Florida was found […]

St Agnes Boating Highly Commended In Awards

St Agnes Boating Highly Commended In Awards

St Agnes Boating’s boss is celebrating his success in the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. John Peacock was highly commended in the Best Contribution in the Marine Sector category during the event at Newquay’s Headland Hotel on Friday. John has partnered with mainland software developers to create a system that sends passenger reports to the Maritime and […]

Islander Appointed Chairman Of New Steamship Company Fund

Islander Appointed Chairman Of New Steamship Company Fund

Terry Ward has been appointed Chairman of the Steamship Company’s new Community Fund. Earlier this year at their engagement event at the Scillonian Club, the company discussed plans for a £30,000 annual funding pot to help good causes here in Scilly and in West Cornwall. Applicants will be able to ask for grants of between […]

Councillors Reject Another Plan To Convert Shop Space

Councillors Reject Another Plan To Convert Shop Space

A plan to convert another Hugh Town shop to residential accommodation has been refused by planners. The owners of Man of War on Lower Strand want to replace the current ground floor retail space with a one-bedroomed flat for use by key workers or those with local need. The shop has been selling gifts and […]