News

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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Red Arrows to perform at Scilly's Islands' Regatta

Posted on Mar 15th 2016
Red Arrows will perform at the Islands Regatta on Scilly

The Islands' Partnership, Destination Management Organisation for the Isles of Scilly, is delighted to announce the Royal Air Force Red Arrows will perform an aerobatic display as part of the Islands’ Regatta which is taking place across the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Introducing the For the Love of Scilly competition winners...

Posted on Mar 7th 2016
Guard house competition winners

Jane and Graham Coombes have won Visit Isles of Scilly's For the Love of Scilly Competition which we ran over the Valentine's weekend. They will enjoy a short break next week at The Guard House on the Garrison, St. Mary's.

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Lucky cruise ship visitor wins short break to Tresco

Posted on Jan 11th 2016

One lucky cruise ship visitor - Elaine Williams from Stourbridge in the West Midlands - has won a three-night break to the New Inn on Tresco for two,

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Lots of fun at Scilly's Christmas Festival

Posted on Dec 24th 2015

There was an excellent turnout at last night's second Scilly Christmas Festival in Hugh Town on St. Mary's.

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New 2016 Isles of Scilly Guide now available

Posted on Dec 18th 2015
IOS 2016 brochure cover

The new 2016 Isles of Scilly Guide is now available to read and enjoy online.

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