News & Events

Throughout the season (mid-March to end of the October) and at Christmas / February half-term, weekly "What's Ons" are produced every Friday afternoon for the following week, starting Saturdays. They are available to pick up at the Tourist Information Centre on Porthcressa Beach. Most accommodation providers also have them to hand, too.  The Tourist Information Centre (and various outlets across Scilly) also sells handy Pocket Map Guides for £1 - giving you walking maps of all the islands, ideas of places to visit, where to eat, boat times and excursions, and more!

Main events on Scilly

From the beginning of April to the end of October, the islands come alive with events and experiences across the islands. From live music, food and drink festivals and exhibitions, to local produce markets, island fetes and charity events, come and join us! If you're planning your visit to coincide with a particular event or simply want to see what awaits you when you arrive, take a look at what's on so far this year. 

Scilly to benefit from new Cultural Tourism funding

Posted on Jan 10th 2017
Steve Sherris painting in the water on Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are set to benefit from major new investment into its cultural tourism offer after a successful bid by the Islands’ Partnership (Destination Management Organisation for the Isles of Scilly) to Arts Council England’s national Cultural Destinations fund.

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TIC’s Highly Commended recognition is the “icing on the cake”

Posted on Dec 13th 2016
Scilly TIC team with Highly Commended Award

The Isles of Scilly Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has crowned an exceptional year in 2016 with its Highly Commended Award at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, which recognises a commitment to excellence, outstanding customer service, creative marketing and an integrated partnership approach. 

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"Sky, Sea,Sand" wins 2016 Photo Competition

Posted on Nov 25th 2016

A self-employed joiner from Prestwich, Manchester has won the 2016 Isles of Scilly Photography Competition following an online public vote on Carl Farran won with his photograph entitled “Sky, Sea, Sand” after it received more than 1,200 votes.

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Walk Scilly 2017

Event runs Apr 1st 2017 to Apr 7th 2017

For your diaries: The date is set for Walk Scilly 2017 - Saturday 1st to Friday 7th April.

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Record night for Scilly at Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016

Posted on Nov 4th 2016
Hell Bay Hotel on Scilly wins Gold at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016

The Isles of Scilly scooped no less than seven gongs at last night’s dazzling Cornwall Tourism Awards which took place at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.

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Vote for your favourite Scilly photo

Posted on Oct 23rd 2016

The countdown is on to find the winner of the 2016 Isles of Scilly Photography Competition.

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Daymark Festival Scilly 2017

Event runs Apr 14th 2017 to Apr 16th 2017
St. Martin's Daymark music festival on Scilly 2017.

Visit the beautiful island of St. Martin's for a three day Easter extravaganza of live music from Scilly and beyond. Enjoy some fantastic bands, great food, drink and a good craic, centred around the Sevenstone's Inn, Karma St. Martin's hotel, Polreath Tearooms and more!

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Seven Scilly businesses shortlisted for Cornwall Tourism Awards!

Posted on Oct 10th 2016
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2015 - The Trophies

Well, what a bumper year for the Isles of Scilly! No less than seven businesses from Scilly have just been announced as finalists at this year's Cornwall Tourism Awards, more than in any previous years.

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World Pilot Gig Championships 2017

Event runs Apr 28th 2017 to May 1st 2017

Join us for Scilly's biggest weekend of the year - the 2017 World Pilot Gig Championships, taking place from Friday, 28th April through to Monday, 1st May. This is the 27th year that the event has taken place and each year it gets bigger.

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Book your tickets for Walk Scilly Weekend!

Posted on Oct 3rd 2016
Walking at Dawn - Walk Scilly Weekend 2016

It's almost here... Walk Scilly Weekend from 13th to 17th October: 5 days of wonderful walks across 7 islands. October is the perfect time to explore the wilder side of the Isles of Scilly: the hedgerows come alive, the seals pop their pups and the migrating birds make their entrance.

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