Kate's cottage has one of the best views on the island. We got to chatting with two builders from the mainland. They were re-roofing a cottage which had recently burned down. The previous evening they had worked late to take advantage of the settled weather. From high on the roof they had spotted us paddling into Canna Harbour and news of our arrival had spread round the island.
the restaurant on Canna did a nice line in rabbit pie and I am sure that was nothing to do with its recent closure.
convenient loo and shower. The shower requires a £2 coin. The National Trust for Scotland office is just across the road. We called by to present our NTS membership cards but no one was in.
brought to Canna by the Gulf Stream.
ruin of the old corn mill. It was built in the 1780's and was originally water powered but was converted to steam at a later date.
a public phone box with one of the most marvellous views in the country. Inside, it didn't smell like a city call box either.
Canna House. It contains a large library of Gaelic books and butterflies collected by the last private owners of Canna, Dr John Lorne Campbell and his wife Margaret Fay Shaw. In 1981 the National Trust of Scotland was gifted Canna by the Campbell family.
similar church in the parish of Kilmore at Dervaig on Mull.
Canna terminal building at the pier has a toilet and water supply.
Sadly the population has recently fallen to 10 after all the families with children left. I do hope others will arrive to take their place and hopefully they be able to stay. Canna has had a wonderful past, I hope it has a future.
The past: Canna Local History Group.
The future: Isle of Canna Community Development Trust Ltd