Ranger service

The National Trust for Scotland Canna ranger service works to conserve nature, engage with visitors, deliver educational outreach and provide support to achieve key objectives on Canna.

Canna and Sanday are home to a rich variety of habitats, from coastal grassland and machair to Atlantic woodlands and steep maritime cliffs – all with a diverse range of wildlife species. Our ranger service offers seasonal events and activities, including guided walks and talks, that explore these habitats further. Look out for events that we will be running throughout the year.

Meet the team: Canna ranger

Meet the newest member of the island team. Having recently moved from Shetland, Tom joins us as our new ranger. His previous roles have included significant projects (such as Species on the Edge) working alongside communities to conserve and protect bird species like the red-necked phalarope.

In his first few days, Tom immediately got busy exploring Canna, working on paths and future projects and looking for corncrakes. He said: ‘I’m most looking forward to the practical elements of the job and being outside in all conditions. I’m happiest covered in mud or wading in water!’ His favourite place on Canna is the woodland behind Canna House: ‘There’s not a lot of trees on Shetland!’

Tom will be welcoming visitors to Canna this season – please stop and say hello!

We’ll be following all Tom’s projects and events on our social media pages. Find out more on Facebook and Instagram.