Islands’ Businesses Featured On Sustainable Tourism Website

St Agnes campsite

St Agnes campsite

A number of islands’ business will be featured on a new website promoting sustainable tourism.

Our-Land.co.uk is a private initiative being funded by a Defra grant. They’ve offered the AONB a number of free entries for a year.

Manager Trevor Kirk said he’s been working with the Islands Partnership to invite and select local businesses to take part. The first of the eleven businesses chosen have already been featured on the site, include the Star Castle Hotel, Samson Hill Cottage on Bryher and the St Agnes campsite.

Trevor says another five should be uploaded soon.

The entries highlight how each business is making a difference to its environment, community and landscape. That includes the use of renewable energy, recycling initiatives and reducing water usage.

Samson Hill Cottage say that they donate money to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust for every vegetarian cooked breakfast chosen over a meat version. St Agnes campsite say that their pre-erected bell tents reduce the amount of equipment people need to both purchase and transport.

The website focuses on National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Scilly is one of the first regions outside the South of England to be included.