Scilly Featured In Book On Small Islands

Author Dixe Wills

Some of our islands in Scilly will be featured in a new book that focuses on smaller islands around the coast of the UK.

Author Dixe Wills was inspired to write ‘Tiny Islands’ after he produced a previous book on small campsites.

He’s visited 60 offshore destinations around Britain’s coast, from Scotland to our own islands, to research the new AA publication.

Gugh, St Helens and Samson will all be featured from his trip to Scilly.

Dixe says he wants to share his joy of islands with other people. He says on Samson, he was particularly struck by the sense of ‘ancient-ness’ of the place and he says you can get a real feel for the poverty that people must have lived in.

He also said Gugh was fascinating, noting the peculiar shape of the rocks there and the total isolation of the island.

Each entry describes a different island’s geography and history as well as providing practical advice on how to visit.