Shop-free Canna is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and operated as a working farm. The main harbour is linked at low tide to nearby Sanday island. Both were bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland in 1981 by the Gaelic scholar Dr John Lorne Campbell in 1981. He lived on Canna and Canna House acts as the repository of his Gaelic archive.
This remote ‘castaway’ island is famous for its seabirds, including Manx shearwaters and puffins, and its striking basalt pillars and soaring cliffs. There are numerous ancient sites on the island, include nine monuments of national importance.