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Raising a glass for a Taste of Scilly

Posted on Jun 22nd 2016
Taste of Scilly food festival logo

 This September, the Isles of Scilly will raise a glass to the very best of its local food and drink when it hosts the month-long inaugural Taste of Scilly festival.

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Scilly Gets Ready for ÖTILLÖ Championship Qualifier

Posted on Jun 7th 2016
Otillo Jako Bedholm

The Isles of Scilly are making final preparations for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship UK Qualifier taking place on the islands on Saturday, 18 June.

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New Visitor Survey launched for 2016

Posted on May 25th 2016
TIC merchandise

If you've been to the Isles of Scilly already in 2016 or plan to come at some point this year, then we'd love to hear from you....!

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Scilly attracts more first-time visitors

Posted on May 9th 2016
Scilly St Mary's ariel hugh town view

Almost a third (30%) of visitors to Scilly in 2015 were new to the islands and of these new visitors, 45% came for a short break of between 2 and 4 days. This is an increase of 4% in first-time visitors compared with 2014.

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Scilly Sergeant to headline Isles of Scilly Festival

Posted on Apr 25th 2016
Life of a Scilly Sergeant book cover

Visitors to the inaugural Isles of Scilly Festival in May will have the chance to meet Scilly celebrity Sergeant Colin Taylor on 13th May when he presents quirky and hilarious tales of his life and work on the islands, and his

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Puffins back for their annual pilgrimage

Posted on Apr 22nd 2016
Group of puffins

Puffins have been spotted once again on Scilly, heralding the start of the puffin's annual adventure on our islands. Between 100 and 200 pairs come and nest on eight of the uninhabited islands around the Western Rocks, including Annet, from the mid-April to mid-July.

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Scilly ready to welcome new cruise ship season

Posted on Apr 8th 2016
Passport to Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are all ready and excited to welcome the first cruise ship of the 2016 season.  The Norwegian liner, Fram is expected around noon tomorrrow with up to 300 passengers on board.

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New Scilly photography competition launched for 2016

Posted on Apr 1st 2016
Tropical oasis from plane

Visit Isles of Scilly is delighted to launch today its Photography Competition for 2016. It follows immensely successful Photography Competitions in 2014 and 2015 which together attracted more than 1,500 entries.

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Family Traveller adventure begins for the Brett’s

Posted on Mar 31st 2016
The Brett Family, Winners of the Family Traveller Magazine Competition

Meet the Brett's. They arrive today for a week-long break to Tresco which they won courtesy of last year's Family Traveller Magazine competition!

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Isles of Scilly to Host First Arts and Culture Festival in May 2016

Posted on Mar 30th 2016
IOS Festival logo

This May, the islands will come alive like never before in a month-long celebration of local art, literature, music and island life.

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