Canna is the westernmost of the Small Isles archipelago, in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It is linked to the neighbouring island of Sanday by a road and sandbanks at low tide. The island is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long and 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) wide. The isolated skerries of Hyskeir and Humla lie 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south west of the island.
Canna is renowned for its birdlife, including sea eagles, golden eagles and puffins. The island is also inhabited by a number of rare butterfly species. In the nearby waters one can spot dolphins and smaller whales. Canna is noted for its tiers of basalt pillars that rise over the eastern half of the island and the sea cliffs that dominate its northern shore.
Things to See & Do
* Coroghan Castle ruins
* Sea cliffs & basalt pillars
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – Irish, English
Population – 6 approx
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code - 44
Transport Links - A Caledonian MacBrayne ferry, MV Lochnevis, links Rùm and the neighbouring Small Isles of Canna, Eigg and Muck, to the mainland port of Mallaig some 27 kilometres (17 miles) and 1½ hours sailing time away. During the summer months the islands are also served by Arisaig Marine's ferry MV Sheerwater from Arisaig, 16 kilometres (10 miles) south of Mallaig.