Isles Of Scilly are a group over almost 100 islands, most of which
are uninhabited. They lie about 25 miles south-west of the tip of
Cornwall, south-west England. The five larger islands, namely St.
Mary's, St. Martin's, Tresco, Bryher and St. Agnes, are home to Scillonians,
small communities once depending on fishing and the sea for their
living. Today, as well as many exports such as flowers and seafood,
Scilly now caters for tourism in a way unique to the islands. Their
remote location ensures that they remain generally unspoilt, and they
have survived the ravage that tourism can bring elsewhere.
However, with many hotels, bed and breakfasts and campsites on the
five larger islands, surrounded by crystal blue seas and golden sand,
they're like a small piece of paradise in England. Their warm summers
and mild winters have allowed flowers and plants from all over the
world to grow. Colourful flowers and stunning palms, found nowhere
else in the UK, grow almost wild across Scilly, harbouring a rich
and diverse array of animals.
EOTS team, Laura and Bren, have spent time on the islands, both in
the summers of 2003 and 2004. We fell in love with the islands from
the moment we stepped off the small Scillonian ferry from the mainland.
This small section of our website is dedicated to some of the sights
from the Isles of Scilly, taken during our trips in 2003 and 2004.
following map displays the seven largest islands, most of which are
inhabited. Please click on the islands to see photographs taken on
each particular island.