Eight islands' residents have been appointed to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group's new Steamship Advisory Board (SAB).
The ISSG received a large number of applications from people living across the islands to join the SAB, which will help shape the future of the company over the coming year.
Following a formal, staged application process, eight individuals were appointed to the inaugural board.
The new members are: John Peacock, Tristan Hick, Fred Ticehurst, Andrew Walder, Georgia May, Mark Cheshire, Avril Mumford and Stuart Moore.
It is planned that the board will meet quarterly, with the first meeting planned for March 15th.
By joining the board, community members have the opportunity to input into decision-making processes as well as reflecting on the experiences of customers of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group.
As each meeting will be chaired by a Director from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, with a Vice-Chairman chosen by the board, members can also give feedback to the company.
Andrew May, Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, said: “It was most encouraging to see the large number of applications from across the islands, and I warmly welcome these new members to the inaugural Steamship Advisory Board.
“My colleagues and I are looking forward to hearing feedback and thoughts from the board about our services and upcoming projects. We truly value the opinions of islanders and we wanted to create this additional forum for residents, so that ideas about the services which are so important to our community can be heard and acted upon.”