The community of the archipelago, off the south western coast of Cornwall, is coming together to cut out unnecessary energy use.

The scheme is part of the national E-Day today (6 October) and involves everyone on the isles being asked to switch off electrical items which do not need to be on.

A spokesman for the day said: “We’re an important microcosm, a barometer for Great Britain in terms of climate change.

“What happens to the Isles of Scilly, with its location in the Gulf Stream, is likely to be an important indicator of what could happen to the rest of the British Isles.

“The resident on the Isles of Scilly will help to humanise the problems that could result from climate change and inspire other communities to work together.”

Luke Walsh

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