The Royal Cornwall Show is one of the highlights in the region’s calendar, attracting audiences of more than 100,000.
Around 6,000 people visited the Scilly pavilion across the three days. 5,000 also entered competitions to win a weekend stay for two, which included free return flights to the Islands. Prizes which were too hard to resist!
The Scilly stand really captured the essence of Scilly, from photographs of the Islands’ natural beauty, wildlife and heritage, to information about activities on offer whilst visiting Scilly and the wide variety of accommodation available across the Islands.
Many organisations, individuals and businesses came together to showcase the very best that Scilly has to offer, as a collective stand. This saved money and allowed for greater Scillonian impact.
Scilly’s local produce shone through as locally grown flowers decorated the pavilion. Free tastings of clotted cream, fudge and Scillonian tattie cake, were available to sample throughout the three days, all going down a treat!
The pavilion was also visited by Richard Benyon MP (Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries). The Minister met with members of the Scilly Famers’ and Growers’ Initiative, the Duchy of Cornwall and staff from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership. He welcomed the collaborative approach of all involved in showcasing the diversity of Scilly.