Tag Archives: National Trust for Scotland

Little Bird comes home

It was very fitting that A Little Bird Blown Off Course, the musical tribute to Margaret Fay Shaw devised and performed by Fiona Mackenzie, should have premiered on South Uist, the island where she started her work and her lifelong … Continue reading

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The strange story of the artist, the general and the Republican candidate.

  Margaret and John would not be best pleased, but there is a curious connection between Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Laird of Canna’s Royalist ancestor Major-General Archibald Campbell.

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The Canna Story podcast: Episode 3

What future for Canna? by Thecannastory on Mixcloud Questions from the floor at Glasgow’s Aye Write! book festival have become highly topical. Looking forward to an equally stirring discussion with Andy Wightman at Edinburgh Book Festival next month.

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A great adventure on Sanday

Welcome to the Spence family – Alison, Duncan, their children, two-and-a-half year-old Savourna and five month old Fergus, and two collies – who moved at the weekend into MacIsaac’s cottage, on Sanday [the picture above shows the restored cottage in … Continue reading

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Canna questions

Today’s story in the Guardian moves me to write a letter to the editor.  Severin Carrell’s report on the sudden depopulation of Canna draws attention to the difficulties of living in a small, remote community and the problems facing the … Continue reading

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A dark cloud with a silver lining?

Light on the horizon: does Canna offer a model of good practice? On a later summer afternoon patrons of the National Trust for Scotland looked out over the clear waters of Canna harbour to say farewell to the island sometimes … Continue reading

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