Case study: opportunities in local communities- Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

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Tourism
Case study: opportunities in local communities- Isles of Scilly, Cornwall
Economic
Tourism accounts for 85% of the islands income
Tourism accounts for 63% of all employment
Successful in attracting investment due to attractive scenery, favourable
summer climate, large amounts of wildlife and relaxed culture
Tourism is seasonal however, due to vast numbers of birdwatchers visiting
in October, the islands benefit from an extended tourist season
Social
Infrastructure improvements such as airport on main island of St. Marys
Transport links to mainland such as the Scillonian ferry, sky bus, and until
late 2012 a regular helicopter service.
St. Mary's also has its community run bus service
Strong sense of community attracts many tourists to the islands
Environmental
Isles of Scilly wildlife trust attracts tourists to bird watching and seal
watching trips to the outs islands of the eastern and western isles
White island is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) due to their
biological characteristics

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