Government rejects calls to subsidise a year-round sealink to the Isles of Scilly

Commercial helicopter flight from Penzance to Isles of Scilly Credit: ITV

The Government has rejected a call to subsidise a year-round sealink to the Isles of Scilly.

The islands recently lost their helicopter flights when the operator pulled out.

Transport Minister Norman Baker says the ferry link should continue to be funded by Isles of Scilly Steamship Company.

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