Canna is the most westerly of the four Small Isles that also include Rum, Muck & Eigg. Canna covers just 3000 acres and with ten working crofts has a population of 20.

Canna is one Scotland's tiny and truly otherworldy spots, lost far from the hurlyburly of life. Ifyou are looking for a place far from the madding crownd, this is the place.

The island has been a bird sanctuary since 1938 and the 157 different species of birds have been monitored annually since 1969. Canna has many sites of archaeological interest, including nine scheduled monuments, and has links to the Neolithic, Columban and Viking eras.


 

Castles Nearby

Canna House

National Trust owned and home to two wonderful enthusiasts for the Gaelic and western isles renaissance: John Lorne Campbell who owned Canna and his American born and musicicologist Margaret Fay Shaw.

Canna Hotels & Accommodation

The only accommodation is offered by the The National Trust for Scotland. Our favorite is The Bothy overlooking the bay which sleeps four. (further details here)

Eating Out

Gille Brighde (Gaelic for oystercatcher) provides light lunches, homebaking and evening meals. Tel: 01687 460164. Open Tuesday - Saturday during the summer season. Reduced opening in winter.

Travel Directions to Canna

All year daily sailings to the Small Isles on the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service from Mallaig.

Arisaig Marine operates day trips in the summer from Arisaig - telephone 01687 450224 for details.

AquaXplore offers day trips by RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) from Elgol on Skye to Canna.

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