Monday, October 9

Fancy Canna?

The BBC report that the National trust for Scotland are looking for 2 families to rent its properties on Canna and help stop the population fall any further than its present 15 residents (!). Apparently there is some opportunity to work "for those with building, gardening, electrics or plumbing skills".
The pictured house certainly looks lovely. Although there are only 15 residents, Canna has 30,00 visits a year. The island was sold to the NTS in 1981 by Dr John Lorne Campbell who had himself bought it in 1938 for £9000. It was sold to them on the understanding that they would support the tiny community and not allow the island to become an unpopulated tourist attraction. It's good to see them keeping their word.