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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Three weeks to go until Walk Scilly!

Posted on Mar 20th 2015
view of trenoweth

Have you packed your walking boots? It's just three weeks until Walk Scilly 2015 and the islands will be buzzing with visitors keen to enjoy some 24 guided and themed walks across St. Mary's, St. Martin's, Tresco, St, Agnes, Bryher, Tean and Samson. 

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Whale seen off St. Martin's "globally significant"

Posted on Mar 18th 2015
Anna braves the icy-cold water for a closer look of a bowhead whale

A whale that was spotted last month by two local St. Martin's residents - Anna Cawthray and Fay Page - has resulted in a species record of global significance.

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Gearing up for the Great Scilly Spring Clean

Posted on Mar 13th 2015
St martin's spring clean

Residents and businesses across Scilly are preparing to pick up a bag and make a difference during the second Great Scilly Spring Clean which is taking place on Saturday 28th March and Sunday 29th March.

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Hell Bay wins Gold at South West Tourism Awards

Posted on Feb 13th 2015
Scilly Bryher Hell Bay ariel

Huge congratulations to Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher who last night won Gold at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in Weston Super Mare! The hotel has also been selected to represent Scilly and the Southwest at the national awards that take place in May.

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Scented Narcissi - a perfect Valentine's gift

Posted on Feb 5th 2015
Send beautiful scented narcissi this Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day just over a week away, it's the perfect opportunity to give someone you love some beautiful scented narcissi.  

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Visitors to enjoy more events on Scilly!

Posted on Jan 27th 2015
Couple standing on a rock on St Mary's looking out to sea

Very soon, visitors to the Isles of Scilly will have even more reason to come for a holiiday or short break thanks to a grant from the Coastal Communities Fund to establish a new “Scilly Events” team.

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