‘Islandness’ – What isolation can teach us about sustainability

For many people living in mainland societies, island life represents a unique picture of peaceful seclusion, freedom, and the romance of a rural idyll; yet throughout history the reality of island existence is one of hardship, deprivation and toil – the need to be self sufficient within the confines of limited land and scarce resources.… More ‘Islandness’ – What isolation can teach us about sustainability

Rescue at Sea

Rescue at Sea Fishing is known to be one of the most dangerous jobs around, and on the penultimate day of our 2018 programme, we saw this with our own eyes. It was a beautiful day. Force 4 from the South as ‘Alcuin’ set sail from the Isle of Colonsay, riding the tide through the… More Rescue at Sea

Microplastics research on the Norfolk Broads

Sail Britain and a scientific team from the University of Exeter are conducting what we believe is the first study into the presence of microplastics in the inland freshwater environment of the Norfolk Broads. Microplastic pollution in the aquatic environment is one of the biggest environmental challenges out there. Microplastics are tiny particles, generally less… More Microplastics research on the Norfolk Broads