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The Isles of Scilly has been named Best UK Destination for families at this year's Family Traveller Awards.  The award was presented to IP Executive Director David Jackson at the awards ceremony which took place at The Shard in London this evening. The Isles of Scilly was shortlisted alongside a number of fantastic UK destinations including Cornwall, Northumberland, the Isle of Wight, Devon and Guernsey.  The outcome was decided by an online public vote alongside an expert panel of judges which included writers and broadcasters Mariella Frostrup, Simon Reeve, Jane Knight, Editor of The Times, Sue Ward Davies Travel & Lifestyle Director at Elle and Family Traveller Editor Jane Anderson. "Being recognised by the Family Traveller Awards 2015 as the UK's Best Destination for Families is very exciting for the Isles of Scilly," says David. "We've always known that Scilly is a great place for family holidays - children can be free and feel safe, whilst parents can truly relax and unwind. And yet there is so much for families to enjoy together: island hopping, snorkelling with seals, coasteering, wildlife safaris or simply beachcombing on deserted white sandy beaches! We're delighted to receive this recognition; our thanks to Family Traveller and of course all those who voted for us."