Tuesday, 16 May 2017

What DO they think they are doing?

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group are the monopoly company that run transport and freight services to the Isles of Scilly. They don't believe that they are a monopoly and don't like the word but, guess what, they are a...you've guessed it...monopoly. Actually this monopoly is on the move, it isn't even the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company any more it is the Penzance Steamship Company. No longer does this great company believe in it's roots but it has every intention of serving it's mainland masters at the expense of the islands.
Since the induction of the current CEO the company has spent vast amounts of it's capital on satellite companies that as soon as they were purchased were turned into loss making ventures. These companies were purchased to complete the circle of the 'm' word that IoSSG say they're not and we mustn't use.
I write this Blog after yet another 2 days of no flying, both of which would have been possible by helicopter which perhaps could, and would, have worked together with Skybus to assist our core business of holiday makers from being stuck for an extra day at either end of their journey.
Now to the nitty gritty. Why oh why does the Steamship Company want to stop the helicopter from running? No I'm not that stupid it's because of that dreaded word that nobody is allowed to use. But why does the IoSSG board and senior management keep telling the world that they welcome competition.
Come on guys n gals stop telling us porky's and be honest, you don't want any competition and you do want a monopoly. We can take it, we just need to know where we are and exactly what we need to fight for. tg

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

The VERY Best News

Today I can write some news that I have been bursting to write for quite some time. A new helicopter service will return to the islands. Robert Dorian Smith has announced that he will be behind this new service which will see the return of this Lifeline Service to Scilly. More details will be emerging over the next few days and weeks but the service will run from Penzance and it will be an all year service. I will be posting much more information on these pages as time goes on but will finish this morning with a picture of the sunrise and the aircraft that will be winging it's way back to Scilly in the not too distant future. tg




Monday, 1 August 2016

Country File in the Telegraph

For well over 30 years my dear friend Robin Page has been the sensible voice of the countryside...but no longer. For some inextricable reason the powers within the Weekend Telegraph have seen fit to request his services no more! What shortsighted thinking has made this unthinkable move? What editorial meeting made this ridiculous decision to silence the voice of reason that has kept us reading this fascinating column week after week for so many years? The Weekend Telegraph has just one reader and I'm sure that there will be many more like me who put with all the crap that a weekend paper has to bare just to read the words of wisdom from Mr Page. Will there be a change of heart? I doubt it very much. Will there be a backlash? I very much hope so..in the meanwhile RobInPage
and no more Weekend Telegraph from me.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Now Is The Time

Brexit is the word or the moment to get on your nerves but don't be too quick to dismiss it. Now is the time to concentrate on our Country and perhaps spend more time in places that we hadn't seen or been to before.
What about the Isles of Scilly? For many people the islands have been somewhere that they have wanted to visit but have never quite made it. Now's your chance 'Brenter' and come and visit us, one of the UK's most desirable holiday destinations. The islands are famed for their clear (cold) waters, white sand beaches and abundance of exotic succulent plants and flowers.
We have a warm welcome for all our visitors so stay in touch and book your accommodation through Come2Scilly.
A holiday on Scilly will take you back in time, give you space to breathe and set you up for the new future.  Brexit...Smexit.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Be part of a New Event on Scilly

We are now well into 2014 and September seems a long time off but we have a great event happening on the 6th and 7th of September. A brand new swimming event is coming to Scilly. Registration day is the 6th and the event which incorporates 6 swims and 6 walks is on the 7th. Why not make this event part of a September holiday, we will reduce the cost of your accommodation by 10% for registered swimmer and their families so don't wait contact us today and book your place at the beginning of this unique new event we are sure it will become a regular on your calendar.






Looks like fun doesn't it, for registration details for the event go to http://www.scillyswimchallenge.co.uk and for accommodation contact us at www.come2scilly.com

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Getting to Scilly

Since we found out, last year, that Easy Jet wouild be flying to Newquay from Southend this summer we have been promoting this excellent service. We currently have some visitors who have used this service and left home on Thursday morning at 5am and were sitting in there property at 10am on Scilly. It has to be said that they will have a 3 hour wait at Newquay International on their return journey next Tuesday but that was only because the flight from Scilly that they wanted was full. Just think of it NO hassle and you at your holiday property in no time at all and believe it or not but with clever pre booking you can get return flights for 2 from Southend via Easy Jet and Skybus £12 cheaper than return flights for 2 from Exeter. What could be better you, could be sitting watching this view of the Eastern Isles in just 5 hours!!


Saturday, 6 July 2013

SUMMER on SCILLY

Well here it is at last!! To say that we have been 'waiting for sometime' is a bit of an understatement but the gin clear blue skies have arrived at last and the islands are stunning. It is great to walk out of our front door and see happy and contented faces really enjoying everything that Scilly has to offer.
We have some interesting boats on the moorings at the moment and my next door neighbour is about to get the main mast back on his yacht after several years of refurbishment so he will back on the ocean blue shortly.
We have had a slow start to the season this year and I guess that the loss of the helicopter is being felt but the Steamship Company are doing their best to step up to the plate. There is still some vague hope that a new helicopter service will be started but unless it is linked to a separate core business it is likely to have a very expensive ticket price. We keep fingers crossed.
Anyway back to the matter in hand...the islands. This is how they were looking earlier, how can you go wrong...see what you are missing.                 tg