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Weather Blights Busiest Cruise Ship Day

Weather Blights Busiest Cruise Ship Day

The busiest cruise ship day to date in Scilly has been blighted by the weather. The choppy conditions on the water meant one of the ships couldn’t bring passengers ashore and decided to call it a day at around 11am on Saturday. St Mary’s Harbourmaster, Dale Clark, says it was a shame that’s the Spirit of Adventure […]

Tresco Ale and Music Festival Starts Today

Tresco Ale and Music Festival Starts Today

The 19th Ale and Music Festival takes place on Tresco from today. And landlord of the New Inn, Robin Lawson, says around 2,500 pints are likely to be drunk. Robin has been scouring the Westcountry looking for new beers for this years festival and told us he has 27 real ales this year, 16 of which […]

Harbourmaster Prepared For Busiest Ever Cruise Ship Day

Harbourmaster Prepared For Busiest Ever Cruise Ship Day

Over 1000 cruise ship passengers, around half the population of our islands, are set to visit Scilly today. This will be the busiest cruise ship day the islands have ever had, with three ships visiting at once. The Spirit of Adventure, with 230 on board, will be moored until 8pm and will take trippers to […]

Lonely Planet Mag To Feature Scilly

Lonely Planet Mag To Feature Scilly

The marketing company that works for Island Marketing, Mercury PR, has helped secure a full-colour nine page article promoting Scilly in the latest Lonely Planet magazine which will be out in June. 60,000 people read it and the spread is said to be worth £120,000 if it had to be paid for. The article  says […]

Campaign Wants Scilly Added To Olympic Route

Campaign Wants Scilly Added To Olympic Route

Island Tourism is launching a campaign to get London 2012 organisers to add Scilly to the route of the Olympic torch. The flaming emblem of the Olympics Games will be carried for 70 days until the opening ceremony on July 27th next year. It will visit plenty of islands including Shetland, Orkney, the Isle of Lewis […]

Truce Declared In War Of Words With Jersey

Truce Declared In War Of Words With Jersey

A truce has been called between our Tourist Information Centre  and the Tourism Authority in Jersey. Our town hall was unhappy about the tax haven off France making claims that it  was warmer than our islands. And they told them so by letter and in a number of national media interviews. The Jersey tourism officer […]

Busy Week For Cruise Ships

Busy Week For Cruise Ships

It’s been a busy weekend for cruise ships but they have been smaller vessels. The National Geographic Explorer took passengers to Tresco on Saturday. Yesterday, the Island Sky moored in the Tresco Channel for a two day stay en route from Portsmouth with 94 passengers on board. Today, she’ll take passengers to  St Martins. We’ve […]

Success For Art Scilly 2011

Success For Art Scilly 2011

This years’ Art Scilly went much better than the inuagrale event last year, according to organiser, Oriel Hicks. And plans are already being drawn up for the 2012 event with leaflets giving details being handed out at the end of event session at Phoenix arts studios on Saturday. Art Scilly encourages visitors and locals to ‘have a […]

Island Tourism Backs Single Tourism Body

Island Tourism Backs Single Tourism Body

Island Tourism has backed a recommendation from the Blue Sail report for a single tourism body for our Islands. The consultants have recommended the disbanding of Island Tourism, Island Marketing and the Tourist Board in favour of one, overall tourism body representing the entire sector. Co-chair Sabine Schraudolph told us that Island Tourism backs the […]