The Archivist's Tale

Magda Sagarzazu first came to Canna as a child in 1961 with her father Saturnino, lifelong friend of John Lorne Campbell.

Canna House became a home from home for Magda, after she spent many holidays on the island. She would later return to help Dr Campbell  in cataloguing his collection, remaining as Archivist after John Lorne Campbell and Margaret Fay Shaw passed away and when Canna House came into the care of the National Trust for Scotland.


The Archivist’s Tale

The Archivist’s Tale offers an intimate insight into the life and works of Magda’s beloved friends John Lorne Campbell and Margaret Fay Shaw, as well as her hopes for the future of this unique place.

Magda and her sister with Margaret Fay Shaw