Ask an islander
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Being the westernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, Canna is a small island with a big heart! We asked islander Fiona, of Tighard Guesthouse, why Canna is a must-see for everyone:
"Spring is a stunning time of year here. Our mild winters mean the flowers are in bloom earlier and for longer. We're surrounded by bluebell woods and the smell of the ransoms is incredible. The days get longer and the island really comes to life; there's lambs and calves to delight us all! It's magic. It's very hard to put your finger on it, but there is something incredibly special about Canna. It's a wee island with a huge heart!"⠀
"Cafe Canna produces some fantastic dishes using as much locally sourced ingredients as possible. From rabbit stew to massive seafood platters, there is something delicious for everyone. The cafe serves lunch and snacks throughout the day and also doubles up as the bar. It's the social hub of the island and is right on the shore, offering some of the most stunning views."⠀
"There are a surprising amount of walks you can do on our island, including walking up Compass Hill, out to the 'West End' for great archaeological finds and the stunning Tarbet beach. Also, the Canna 10k is now in it's 2nd year with a record sell out of places in 24hrs! It got great feedback last year for being a good challenging run, and the ceilidh was an absolute hoot!"
If you fancy experiencing the Canna magic, you can sail direct from Mallaig to Canna courtesy of Calmac Ferries.