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The Manx shearwaters are calling!

Posted on Jun 28th 2015
Manx shearwater

Going by the surveys being carried out on Scilly in the last couple of weeks, the number of burrows seemingly occupied by breeding Manx Shearwaters has increased significantly this season.

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Community volunteers provide warm island welcome to cruises

Posted on Jun 11th 2015
Scilly Meet & Greet Cruise Ship Ambassadors

The importance of a warm, friendly welcome is unrivalled when it comes to offering the best visitor experience.

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Taste of the West awards for Tanglewood Kitchen

Posted on Jun 8th 2015
Tanglewood Kitchen: Seville Bead and Butter pudding

Tanglewood Kitchen has picked up two accolades at the recent Taste of the West awards - Gold in the Savoury Bakery category fo

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Our popular puffins are back!

Posted on May 19th 2015
Joe Pender puffin picture

Our most popular seabirds are back! Puffins were seen in double figures this week during the St Agnes Boating Wildlife Safari. Although they can be spotted from March onwards, May marks the start of their breeding season and numbers peak by the end of the month.

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Congratulations to Hell Bay

Posted on May 12th 2015
Scilly Bryher Hell Bay ariel

The Hell Bay Hotel has been highly commended at this year's Visit England national tourism awards, which were held at a gala evening last night in Newcastle. Hell Bay was recognised in the Small Hotel Category, which also recognised Devon’s The Horn of Plenty which won a Silver award.  

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Come join our resident artists for Art Scilly Week

Posted on May 9th 2015
Art Scilly Week

Fancy uncovering a hidden talent this week?

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St. Mary's named as third best UK island

Posted on Apr 21st 2015
Scilly St Mary's beach pelistry

St Mary’s has been named the third best rated island in the UK and Channel Isles in the 2015 Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Islands, announced by TripAdvisor.  The annual awards are based on the numerous reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers across the globe.

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"Mega rare" Great Blue Heron comes to Scilly

Posted on Apr 21st 2015
Great Blue Heron at Old Town Bay on St. Mary''s

Birdwatchers have been flocking to the Isles of Scilly in the last week in search of the "mega rare" Great Blue Heron, and they've beeen rewarded by their efforts! First spotted at Old Town Bay and Lower Moors on St.

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Take a walk to Scilly’s wildlife

Posted on Apr 7th 2015
Darren Hart IOS wildlife trust ranger

At 2pm on Wednesday 15th April, a special walk will be taking place on St. Mary’s taking in the sights and sounds of wildlife often unseen anywhere else in England. It’s one of 25 walks taking place at this year’s Walk Scilly Festival - and you could be there too.

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Scilly launches 2015 amateur photography competition

Posted on Apr 1st 2015
Puffin nature wildlife

Visit Isles of Scilly has today launched its Photography Competition 2015, offering amateur photographers living, working and visiting the islands this summer the opportunity to win a short break for two to Scilly.

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