Information on past projects from the AONB Unit
Local Food Report, 2010
In 2010 the Isles of Scilly AONB Unit funded a Local Food Report, working in partnership with Transition Scilly and facilitated by Joy Carey, an independent food consultant. The Local Food Report is based on findings from a Local Food Workshop, which was held on St Mary’s back in November 2010 with participation from the local community.
The Isles of Scilly Local Food Report forms part of a series of steps, looking into Local Food initiatives on the Isles of Scilly.
Local Produce Directory
The Isles of Scilly AONB Partnership worked with the local community to produce the first Local Produce Directory in 2007-2008. This has since been updated with the new ‘Little Scilly Food Directory’, which was published in 2013. Copies can be obtained via the Isles of Scilly Tourist Information Centre.
In 2008 the Isles of Scilly AONB Partnership commissioned a Marine Survey of 100 dive sites in the seas around Scilly. The research, carried out by local divers (Tim Allsop and Anna Cawthray), was designed to establish the current status of the marine environment, the species that it hosts and to give direction to future management of Scilly’s marine environment.
Scilly’s marine life is rich and diverse, with the seas around Scilly being home to a number of rare species. Rare, uncommon and vulnerable species were recorded at many dive sites, including the Pink Sea Fan, Sunset Cup Coral and Eel Grass among many others.
The Isles of Scilly AONB Marine Survey was completed in 2009 and now represents a baseline data-set on which future research can build.