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How do I get to Canna? There is a Caledonian Macbrayne Passenger Ferry from Mallaig on the west coast of Scotland to Canna, but this doesn't run every day. Also, AquaExplore run fast R.I.B's (Rigid Inflatable Boats) from Elgol on Skye on a daily basis, mainly in the summer months. To travel throughout Scotland and the UK, you can book your tickets through The Trainline.
How do I get around Canna? On foot! All the Small Isles ferries are passenger only as there are very few roads on the Small Isles.
What's worth visiting on Canna? Canna House holds a substantial collection of Gaelic literature, photographs and folk songs, although these are not available for public viewing at present. Also, the island’s dramatic coastline is a Special Protection Area, home to large colonies of seabirds. The neighbouring island of Sanday can also be visited thanks to a new road bridge completed in 2006.
Where can I stay on Canna? Self catering is available at Lag Nam Boitean and The Bothy, as well as at Burnbank on Sanday. Kate's Cottage can sleep eight in Bunkhouse style and it is possible to camp on Canna (contact the NTS Property Manager for the best places to camp)
Are there any books/DVD's about Canna?
- Canna: The Story of a Hebridean Island by J.L. Campbell and Hugh Cheape,
- The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna by Ray Perman,
- The Small Isles: Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck by Denis Rixson,
- Rum and The Small Isles by the British Geological Survey
Any other information on Canna? Due to a population explosion of Brown Rats, within the last ten years, a project has recently taken place to eradicate the species on Canna. Due to this, a population of the rare Canna Wood Mice were removed to Edinburgh Zoo before-hand. Since the project has been completed, the Wood Mice have been re-introduced and along with the once dwindling seabird colony, appear to be thriving.
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