In July 1986, the Isles of Scilly Environmental Trust was formed as a registered charity. On July 1 2001, the Trust became officially affiliated to the national organization of Wildlife Trusts and has thus become the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust - the 47th in the UK.
The Trust is responsible for the management of all the land that is leased to it by the Duchy of Cornwall on the inhabited islands, in addition to all the uninhabited islands, islets and rocks.
Little Arthur Farm is a family run holding. We moved here from the mainland 40 years ago, committed to the idea of living off the land, growing our own food, keeping a cow, spinning the wool from the sheep and being as self suficient in all aspects of living as possible. From that time the business has kept on growing. All our 7 children were home educated but still followed a school curriculum, ie. they all took GCSEs. From that the Correspondence courses grew and now hundreds of students worldwide follow the courses. We soon realised the farm and garden had the potential to feed more than just the family, and as always, generating an income from a smallholding was an issue, so we started the Wholefood Cafe which has now been running succesfully for over 33 years. Out of our desire to make our own hauling seaweed from the beachfootwear from natural materials the idea of offering a made-to-measure footwear service was born.
Address: Little Arthur Farm, Higher Town St Martins, Isles of Scilly TR25 0QL
Following the severe gales in the winter of 1962, Nornour (Eastern Isles) yielded up some remarkable Romano-British finds, causing some St Mary's residents to establish a local museum. Initially the only viable option was a temporary display in the Wesleyan Chapel during the summer months. After much fundraising and thanks to huge volunteer enthusiasm, the present Museum was built. It opened to the public on July 15th 1967 and received a visit from H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on August 8th 1967.
Our collections are extremely diverse, including material from many wrecks; a wild flower display (during the summer months); Romano-British artefacts; stuffed birds; local art and much more. Thanks to the generosity of local and mainland benefactors, we have received many varied accessions for research and display purposes. We welcome any items of Scillonian provenance or directly relating to the islands.
St. Martin's Vineyard has a mild climate, enjoying a favourable position as the most southerly in the UK. The unique flavour of this wine is influenced by the black granite soil, the pure sea air and above average annual hours of sunshine. This combination ensures the full ripening of the grape varieties selected for the location. This wine has a light, fresh and delicately fruity flavour. Served lightly chilled, it is a good accompaniment to seafood and light meals, or on its own as an aperitif. Wine is available for purchase in the winery.
Address: St. Martin's Vineyard, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 OQL
The Phoenix Craft Workshops are a co-operative of five studios working under one roof, situated on the Porthmellon Business Park about 10-15 minutes walk from the quay, or 2 minutes if you come ashore at Porthmellon Beach. You can watch the artists making stained and fused glass, sterling silver or beach-glass jewellery, ceramics, printmaking, silk and fabric painting and more. Some of the artists will also give tuition, so you could learn a new skill on your visit, or just buy something beautiful and handmade to take home as a souvenir.
Address: Phoenix Craft Studios, Unit 11,Porthmellon Ind. Est,St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY
We invite you to visit us at our newly built stable yard, set in peaceful surroundings on the island of St Mary's in the Isles of Scilly. Just minutes away from Pelistry beach and with easy access to dozens of coastal bridleways, country lanes and quiet farm tracks through the central part of the island. Make your holiday truly special, relaxing, fun, challenging and invigorating. Horse riding is a truly unique way to view these beautiful islands
Address: Maypole, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NU