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2012June 2012 . www.conference-news.co.uk . 41 ISLANDSISLAND ISOLATIONFor those who want real seclusion, Spitbank Fort (above), a sea fortress in the Solent, offers nine luxury suites, bars, restaurant areas and spa facilities.Osea Island in Essex is another isolated destination. Opened in 2011, the island is connected to the mainland by the tidal road shown in the BBC's Great Expectations drama and Woman in Black staring Daniel Ratcliffe.The island has accommodation varying between The Manor House (10 doubles), 11 cottages and The Courtyard which is made up of six apartments.The Chapel venue can seat 36 for dining, and art, fi shing, bird watching and walking can all be incorporated into events on Osea. Access to the island is dependent on the tides and walking or cycling are the only methods of transport on the island.With a culture and history all of their own, and breathtaking natural beauty, Scotland's 200 islands present numerous possibilities for organisers