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  • The pebbled beaches of Canna
    The pebbled beaches of Canna © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Looking west from the harbour
    Looking west from the harbour © The National Trust for Scotland
  • Highland Cows on Canna
    Highland Cows on Canna© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Looking towards Canna House from the jetty
    Looking towards Canna House from the jetty© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Visitors outside Canna House
    Visitors outside Canna House© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Looking South from the north of Canna
    Looking South from the north of Canna© The National Trust for Scotland

Boasting stunning scenery, a temperate climate and a sheltered harbour, Canna is the most westerly of the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides, and also one of the most hospitable.

Along with its smaller neighbour Sanday, Canna has been a site of continuous settlement for 9,000 years, with a small population of inhabitants remaining to this day. The two islands are now linked by a footbridge.

Known as ‘the garden of the Hebrides’, Canna has fertile soils, green meadows and abundant wildlife. It has been recognised as a bird sanctuary since 1938, and supports over 20,000 breeding seabirds, including puffins, razorbills and guillemots.

Canna House also contains an extensive and unrivalled Gaelic library, curated by previous owners, Dr John Lorne Campbell and his wife Margaret Fay Shaw.


The Bothy, Canna

With the calm Hebridean sea breeze on your doorstep and views that will take your breath away, an escape to Canna is a tonic for the soul. This warm, …

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02 Aug
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5 day weather forecast

  • Sat 02/08 : Overcast 19°C 19°C 02/08
  • Sun 03/08 : Light rain shower 17°C 17°C 03/08
  • Mon 04/08 : Partly Cloudy 15°C 15°C 04/08
  • Tue 05/08 : Patchy rain nearby 19°C 19°C 05/08
  • Wed 06/08 : Light rain shower 20°C 20°C 06/08