A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed

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Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago

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We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage

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Around 125 people took part in the parade through Hugh Town on Saturday evening, to showcase homemade lanterns which this year celebrates seabirds as part of the project.

Five large lanterns were created as part of workshops during half term. These included a tern, herring gull, gannet and a brown rat. Over 40 handheld lanterns complemented the designs. It was truly spectacular to see these amazing peices of artwork iluminated by candles and fairy lights celebrating Scillies seabirds being paraded through the dark in Hugh Town.

This week long event is being delivered by ARTiculate and is supported by the Council of the Isles of Scilly Children’s Services and AONB. Around 350 people joined the activities throughout the week and learnt about our spectacular seabirds.


Principal Funders

Project Partners

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s program for financing key environmental schemes across the continent and the UK’s own Heritage Lottery Fund, the Seabird Recovery Project is also being supported by the Isles of Scilly’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.