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  • Scotland's Gardens Scheme Open Day: Canna

    Scotland's Gardens Scheme Open Day: Canna

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 2 May - Wed 12 Aug Location:Canna

    This formerly derelict two acre walled garden, brought back to life following a five year restoration project, will open in support of Scotland's Gardens Scheme on 2 May & 12 August.


    £3.00 (including NTS members)

    Dates & Times:

    • 12 Aug 2015 : 10:30 - 16:00


    For further information please call 01687 462963

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.


Seabird Colonies

The National Trust for Scotland owns 20 properties around the coast of Scotland.

Together they hold almost a fifth of all seabirds breeding
in Scotland.

Learn about the species of seabirds and where they can be found in Scotland on our Seabird website.

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Opening times & Prices

29 Jul
  • Canna: all year daily
  • Canna House: Closed
Opening times are for today Use the buttons to change date or see all dates in calendar.
Please note that Canna House is closed for the present due to ongoing extensive renovation and interpretation work. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to support our work by joining or making a donation.