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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Och, awa' the noo - right awa' !!!


To rent: two cottages among the puffins and dolphins
By Kate Devlin
(Filed: 11/10/2006)

An isolated Scottish island has been inundated with applications after it advertised for new families to boost its 15-strong population.
Canna, in the Hebrides, is connected to the mainland by a ferry service just four days a week and has only one pupil in its school.
Despite the island's remoteness, its owner, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), has had more than 100 requests for information since it advertised for new residents at the weekend.
John Hollingsworth, of the NTS, said: "We have had people from all over the world calling to enquire about Canna. The idea of living in this remote part has proved incredibly popular."
Canna, the furthest west of the Small Isles, is four and a half miles long by one mile wide. The island's population has been dwindling for generations, from a high of more than 400 in the early 1800s.
Daily Telegraph

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