The Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna by Ray Perman

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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 its spectacular setting and the view is just as dramatic in the other direction as you will see below].

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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 National Trust for Scotland.   The problem as always centres on land ownership.

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 described as the Jewel of the Hebrides. With the island bathed in sunshine, the dark cloud hanging over the trust itself must have been the last thing on their minds.

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