Friday, August 18, 2017

Island Issues

Wales: Planning Permission Panic on Bear Grylls’ Really Wild Welsh Private Island

Bear Grylls and his Private Island Slide - Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk

TV adventurer and former SAS soldier Edward “Bear” Grylls has raised the ire of the Welsh building authorities, after installing a huge metal slide on the side of his rugged private island home.

Bear Grylls and his Private Island Slide – Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk

He may have conquered Everest, trekked across …Read More: Wales: Planning Permission Panic on Bear Grylls’ Really Wild Welsh Private Island

Governments buying Islands

UK: Conservationists Campaign to Keep Flat Holm Island in Public Hands

When the Cardiff Council announced that it no longer had the funds to maintain the historic island of Flat Holm, local citizens and conservationists jumped into action.

(Image of Flat Holm by the Cardiff Council)

The news last month that the Cardiff Council was reportedly thinking of selling Flat Holm, a circular …Read More: UK: Conservationists Campaign to Keep Flat Holm Island in Public Hands

Governments buying Islands

UK: British Couple Picked for Dream Job on Remote Skokholm Island

The life of an island castaway isn’t for everyone, but a rare and adventurous breed can thrive in remote places like Skokholm Island off the coast of Wales.

(Image from www.welshwildlife.org)

When a job was advertised for wardens to care for a small …Read More: UK: British Couple Picked for Dream Job on Remote Skokholm Island

Governments buying Islands

United Kingdom: Wildlife Trust Bids for Skokholm Island Lighthouse

Across the world, islands that were once privately-owned are being put into public hands; this month in Wales, a conservation group is aiming to complete their purchase of a beautiful wildlife haven.

(Image by Mike Graham/Geograph.uk)

The steep, red-hued cliffs of Skokholm Island, surrounded by the cold waters of Jack …Read More: United Kingdom: Wildlife Trust Bids for Skokholm Island Lighthouse

Island Market

Wales: Former pirate island could be yours for a bargain!

Sully Island, Wales

The privately-owned island of Sully is still for sale, but may be more within the financial reach of many after the purchase price was heavily reduced!

Sully …Read More: Wales: Former pirate island could be yours for a bargain!