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Planning Department Halts Airport Camping Events

Planning Department Halts Airport Camping Events

Plans to offer camping on the airfield for pilots who fly over themselves (see our report here) won’t take off this year. Councillors have already agreed the proposal by the Airport team, but the Planning Department has now told them they can’t do it without permission. The first of the two day events in July, […]

Scilly Brochure Wins Best Cover Award

Scilly Brochure Wins Best Cover Award

Scilly’s tourism team has won a Best Brochure Cover award for the Islands’ guide for the second year in a row. Sophie Hughes from the Tourist Information Centre says the award, sponsored by Carrier Direct, tells us we have the most persuasive cover across the whole of the country. Sophie says the image, by St […]

Helicopter Boss Says Cornishman Letter Incorrect

Helicopter Boss Says Cornishman Letter Incorrect

The boss of British International Helicopters says a letter in the Cornishman newspaper, which makes claims challenging his company’s commitments to operate all year round from St Erth, isn’t helpful. Tony Jones says he wants to reassure people that the contents of the letter from Tim James, published last Thursday, were “in all regards, except […]

Steamship Company Promoting Scilly At County Shows

Steamship Company Promoting Scilly At County Shows

The Steamship Company says they’ve been busy promoting Scilly and their transport services at the major summer shows. Jackie Hayman says her team gave out over 600 of this year’s TIC tourism brochures at the Royal Bath and West Show between 31st May and 4th June. And 3 staff handed out around 450 brochures at […]

Council Agrees ‘Camping Under The Wing’ Events At Airport

Council Agrees ‘Camping Under The Wing’ Events At Airport

The Council has agreed to allow a camping trial at the airfield for people who have flown over in their own plane, but only on Saturdays and Sundays. They’ll be allowed to pitch a tent under the wing although they’ll have to leave on the Monday morning. They’ll also be allowed to have a barbecue […]

Large Fall In Tresco Air Passenger Numbers

Large Fall In Tresco Air Passenger Numbers

The latest figures for passengers and aircraft moving through the airport will be presented to Councillors tonight. It was a busy January with the number of passengers conveyed by both operators up 21% on last year – 3260 journeys were made that month through St Marys and it’s thought the new school building project may […]

St Mary’s Pocket Guide Nominated For Design Award

St Mary’s Pocket Guide Nominated For Design Award

A new pocket map  of St Mary’s, designed for cruise ship passengers, has been put forward for a design award. The TIC and AONB commissioned Kaydee Torbet to design it and the new folding guide has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Most Creative Design Category of the Pocket Media Awards 2011. Kaydee says it was a […]

Helicopter Sightseeing Company Begins Trial Flights

Helicopter Sightseeing Company Begins Trial Flights

A London-based company says they will be back on 11th August for  more pleasure helicopter flights around Scilly after trial flights. The plan is to operate the trips for six weeks next summer. Adventure 001 Helicopters used Bell ‘Jetranger’ helicopters to carry four flights of islanders and visitors from the grassy bank in front of […]

Travellers Urged to Check Parking Bookings In Penzance

Travellers Urged to Check Parking Bookings In Penzance

If you’re parking your car in Penzance before coming over to Scilly, you’re being advised to check that your booking is still valid. Chris Jones of the Bell Rock Hotel has heard from guests who have turned up expecting to leave their vehicles in their pre-booked parking only to discover the car park is a building […]