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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 […]

Scilly Getting Ready For New Extreme Sports Challenge

Scilly Getting Ready For New Extreme Sports Challenge

Final preparations are being made for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship UK Qualifier, being held in Scilly for the first time on the 18th June. ÖTILLÖ means island-to-island in Swedish and the Scilly event is likely to provide a true test of endurance for the teams of two, tackling the 38km course. There will be […]

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 […]

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 […]

52 Cruise Ships Expected In 2016 And Islands’ Partnership Say They’re Prepared

52 Cruise Ships Expected In 2016 And Islands’ Partnership Say They’re Prepared

The tourism body the Islands’ Partnership say that they are fully prepared for the 2016 cruise ship season, which gets underway tomorrow. 300 German passengers are visiting on Fram. New ‘Passport to Scilly’ folders have been designed and printed over the winter. One of the aims of the new information packs is to encourage passengers to […]

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