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Thousands of years of human history share a Hebridean island with 20,000 breeding seabirds

Things to do


Discover the amazingly rich archaeological landscape – from prehistoric fortifications to early 19th-century abandoned settlements. Seek out the Punishment Stone, where unruly islanders had their thumbs wedged into the hole.

Do your bit for the environment by helping us with beach cleaning and depositing marine plastic etc into the designated bins around the bay and at the pier.

Our island rangers will be happy to help with further information on walks – please contact


The Pier Waiting Room hosts an exhibition, 'Fuaim na Mara/Sound of the Sea', which tells the story of Margaret and John Campbell and their work on the island. The exhibition also shows films on the waiting room monitor.

Watch out for the frequent illustrated musical talks on the lives of Margaret and John Campbell. These are given by the Canna archivist and are usually held in the Shearing Shed on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays. Contact Fiona on for more details.

The Old Dairy offers a glimpse into past life on the island.


Bring your binoculars – Canna is a bird sanctuary and the island’s coastline supports over 20,000 breeding seabirds.

Step through a beautiful tunnel of escallonia in the walled garden at Canna House into a bee-friendly sanctuary of lush lawns, flower-filled borders and fruit trees.