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Bryher’s Hell Bay Hotel Adds Another Tourism Trophy To Their Cabinet

Bryher’s Hell Bay Hotel Adds Another Tourism Trophy To Their Cabinet

The run of awards success continues for Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher. For the second year in a row, the hotel won gold for the Best Small Hotel at the South West Tourism Awards, which were held last night in Exeter Cathedral. In the past three years, they’ve picked up six trophies – two gold […]

Record-Breaking Year On The Cards For Cruise Visits In Scilly

Record-Breaking Year On The Cards For Cruise Visits In Scilly

2016 is set to be another record-breaking year for cruise ship visits to Scilly. St Mary’s Harbourmaster Dale Clark says they already have 48 tentative bookings, more than at this time last year. In 2015, there were 43 visits by cruise ships with over 18,000 passengers. And while the final list is likely to change, […]

Tresco’s New Year Flower Count Battles ‘Atrocious’ Weather

Tresco’s New Year Flower Count Battles ‘Atrocious’ Weather

The 2016 New Year’s Day flower count on Tresco shows the Abbey Gardens is blooming, despite some poor weather over the Christmas period. Curator Mike Nelhams says Head Gardener Andrew Lawson “battled round in the most atrocious conditions” on the 1st January, but still managed to find 289 different species flowering. That’s slightly up on […]

Islands’ Partnership Looking For New Chairman

Islands’ Partnership Looking For New Chairman

The Islands’ Partnership is looking for a new Chairman and they’re casting their net wider than the islands. The non-executive position has been vacant since former Chairman and Duchy Land Steward Chris Gregory stood down last summer. Current Vice Chairman Robert Francis has been carrying out the duties on a temporary basis. The Partnership’s Executive […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Newquay Links To Ireland Extended

Newquay Links To Ireland Extended

Scilly visitors and locals should enjoy easier access to and from Ireland again in 2016. Aer Lingus have confirmed that their flights from Dublin to Newquay will return for a second year on 14th March. Their season will be longer and will operate until January 2017. There will be more services, starting with four flights […]

Government Subsidises New South West Air Routes

Government Subsidises New South West Air Routes

Travelling to Scilly could be easier for air passengers from East Anglia and West Yorkshire next season. The government has announced that they’ll subsidise air services from Newquay to Leeds-Bradford Airport and between Exeter and Norwich. In last week’s spending review, George Osborne announced that eleven successful bidders across the UK had been awarded support […]

Luxury Holiday Website Promotes Scilly Trips

Luxury Holiday Website Promotes Scilly Trips

A high profile luxury holiday company is encouraging tourists to come to Scilly. Secret Escapes is a members-only business that sells heavily discounted hotel stays and trips online. And they don’t want Scilly to remain a secret. Their website recommends a trip over here as part of their list of the best National Parks and Areas […]