Interactive A to Z of the Isles of Scilly
Scillypedia is intended to have similarities to Wikipedia but on a much smaller, less professional scale. Scillypedia has many functions; firstly to provide instant information for particular areas, objects & subjects; secondly to provide historical and general interest information contributed to it, thirdly, and very importantly, to guide you to detailed sources of information written about specific subjects pertaining to; evolution, historical events, natural history and archaeology of these islands. The content will hopefully expand each year, illustrations can be added and improved, text entries can be corrected, improved and expanded. Some subjects like birds, insects, wild flowers, detailed archaeology etc. have a very limited coverage in the A to Z because specialist publications, most listed in the 'Bibliography', tend to be of such a high and comprehensive standard. Specialist publications like these are generally available from the island shops.
Most of the entries are intended to be found in alphabetical order selected from the table above. Key words can be searched using the browsers Search Engine. When searching alphabetically look for the key descriptor e.g. for Sir Clowdisley Shovell, look for Shovell under 'S' & for his ship, HMS Association, search Association under 'A'. Entries like the Isles of Scilly Museum should be under 'M' for Museum, Isles of Scilly. There are special pages for places which are named e.g. 'Porths', Rocks and Hills etc. etc. The Bibliography pages and the Ship Incident Index are extensive and will be added to continually.
Hyperlinks, like the letters above, are coloured and underlined. Unlike Wikipedia there is not a system to correct errors. So when you note errors, or perhaps feel there are omissions, please don't be afraid to E-mail. 'Scillywiki' is the future.
Search also The Scillonian Magazine Index page which is now mainly digitised.