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International Sporting Event Coming To Scilly

International Sporting Event Coming To Scilly

The Islands’ Partnership has secured an international event that will bring thousands of additional visitors and tens-of-thousands of pounds into Scilly’s economy over the next decade. Scilly will be the first UK location to host the ÖTILLÖ Swim-Run event qualifier. CNN has described it as “one of the toughest endurance races in the world.” 100 […]

St Martin’s Recommended By Popular Boating Magazine

St Martin’s Recommended By Popular Boating Magazine

Motorboat and Yachting Magazine is recommending St Martin’s as a destination for their readers. The ”sleepy English island,” as they term it, has made number three on their list of island destinations around the UK. Their author is quite loose with that definition. Three of the recommended islands are in Brittany, another is south of […]

Stunning Aerial Shot Wins Photography Competition

Stunning Aerial Shot Wins Photography Competition

Another Norfolk-based photographer has won the annual Islands’ Partnership photography competition. Megan Gallacher is a final year A-level student studying photography at Thetford Grammar School. Her picture called ‘Tropical Oasis’ is an image of St Martin’s taken from on board a Skybus flight. It received 516 votes on the Visitislesofscilly.com website. Last year Steven Burbidge […]

Global Make Up Brand Says Scilly Beach Is Best

Global Make Up Brand Says Scilly Beach Is Best

An international cosmetics company has named a Scilly beach as one of the top four in Britain. Oro Gold have 100 stores worldwide and this weekend their website has featured Tresco’s Pentle Bay for its white sand and intense azure sea. The review highlights our “unusually warm climate compared to the rest of the UK” […]

Busy Year For St Mary’s Harbour Staff

Busy Year For St Mary’s Harbour Staff

It’s been a busy year for staff at St Mary’s Harbour. They’ve welcomed the highest number of passengers travelling on the Scillonian since 2008. Assistant Harbourmaster Alan Hartwell said 57,000 arrived at St Mary’s Harbour on board the vessel, a rise of around 3.5% on the 55,000 passengers seen last year. It’s also well up […]

More Awards Success For Tresco Estate

More Awards Success For Tresco Estate

Scilly businesses have had a successful week for awards and nominations. And last night, it was Tresco Estate’s turn for industry recognition. The island’s spa gained Bronze in the Wellbeing category of the Cornwall Tourism Awards in Newquay. And their Hell Bay Hotel was once again named the Best Small Hotel in the region. It’s […]

Diving In Scilly Highlighted In Lonely Planet Guide

Diving In Scilly Highlighted In Lonely Planet Guide

One of the world’s most respected holiday guide publishers is recommending Scilly in their list of the seven greatest British coastal wildlife experiences. Lonely Planet suggests that its readers try diving around our islands. In his article, Joe Minihane highlights our “azure waters,” which he says, “you’d expect to find in the Caribbean.” And he […]

Extra Flights Could Benefit Scilly

Extra Flights Could Benefit Scilly

Visitors to Scilly from South Yorkshire, the North Midlands and North East Scotland might find the journey to and from the islands easier next summer. Flybe has announced it is starting seasonal services to Newquay from Doncaster and Aberdeen Airports. There’ll be a two-hour flight to Scotland on Saturdays from 28th May to 3rd September. […]

New Scilly Weather Station Could Encourage Visitors

New Scilly Weather Station Could Encourage Visitors

Scilly should set up a weather station in The Park to better represent our mild temperatures to the world. St Mary’s flower farmer Penny Rogers says that the Islands’ Partnership should develop the idea, put forward by her husband Pete, as a promotional tool and to add a point of interest. At the tourism body’s […]