Canna Things to Do

Canna community shop (situated at the pier)

Canna community shop offers teas and coffees on a self service basis all year round as well as local produce and crafts made on the island, especially the knitting yarn in marvellous shades produced from the wool of Canna sheep.

Canna Tearoom: 10 minutes from the pier.

The Old Dairy: 15 minutes walk from the pier. The Old Dairy situated near the farm square is a little exhibition showing every day objects and old island photographs

Canna House 10 minutes walk from the pier.  For those interested in recent history, a tour of Canna House and a look around its garden is a must. Find out how John Lorne Campbell came to buy this beautiful island, how he strove to record and save Gaelic songs, poetry and stories that had previously only been passed down by word of mouth, and how he built up the most important archive of Gaelic in the world.

The house is exactly as it was when John and Margaret Campbell lived there, and you can experience how and where they lived and worked and see the furniture, art and books they collected.

As well as the records and recordings of Gaelic, the house contains such delights as bottles of whisky from the wrecked SS Politician – inspiration for the Cabinet Minister in Compton Mackenzie’s Whisky Galore – stuffed animals from the time of previous island owners the Thoms, and family portraits.

The garden at Canna House is currently being restored and visitors are welcome to come and take a look around – walk through the famous escalonia tunnel and enjoy the borders, the daisy lawns, and the vegetable garden.


Canna has many lovely walks.  You can download a leaflet of three of them here.

Ten Things to do on Canna in a day – Download here

Canna in 25 objects – Download here

More about Canna

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