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Canna

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Canna is the westernmost of the Small Isles off the west coast of Scotland.

The island and its adjacent skerries are owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) and are run as a farm and conservation area.

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Ferries

There are two scheduled boat services that connect Canna with the mainland:

  • The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry MV Lochnevis sails to all four of the Small Isles from Mallaig throughout the year. It calls at Canna on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the winter; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and twice on Saturday in the summer.
  • During the summer, Arisaig Marine provide wildlife sightseeing cruises from Arisaig, about 10 miles south of Mallaig. Different islands are called at on different days, but the timetable generally allows access to Muck on days when the CalMac ferry does not.

Train connections

If not travelling to Mallaig or Arisaig by car, you can reach the ferries by scheduled ScotRail train service (although note that the pier at Arisaig is not as close to the railway as the pier at Mallaig).

The famous ScotRail 'Deerstalker' Caledonian Sleeper provides first class (single cabin) and standard class (double cabin) sleeper and reclining seat travel between Fort William and London Euston every night except Saturday. Local trains connect to Mallaig.

If travelling by day train, travelling to Canna from anywhere further south than Fort William is only possible without an overnight stop in Mallaig on summer Saturdays, when the early morning train from Glasgow Queen Street station connects with the second CalMac sailing to Canna.

Travelling from Canna to points beyond Fort William by day train is likewise only possible on summer Saturdays, when the first CalMac sailing from Canna connects with the train to Fort William and Glasgow Queen Street.

Get around

Vehicles are not permitted on the island. Canna is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) long and 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) wide, and most easily explored on foot.

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The National Trust for Scotland is the only provider of accommodation on the island.




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