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    End of an idyll as Canna population dwindles to just 10

    Saw this article and thought I'd share it with you. It's from the Herald and written by Vicky Allan...

    When the National Trust for Scotland made a global call six years ago for families to live on the beautiful, car-free Hebridean isle of Canna, for many it seemed a dream opportunity. For the island, left to the Trust by folklorist John Lorne Campbell, and then only home to 15 inhabitants, it was a chance for repopulation and rejuvenation.

    But the dream is over. The last family on Canna has just packed up and left only singletons remain and the population now stands at just 10, the lowest ever recorded.

    You can read this article at http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/h...-10-x.16986324

    Alastair

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    Re: End of an idyll as Canna population dwindles to just 10

    Perhaps they need to link up with the other "Small Isles" which seem to be doing quite well...

    Sandy

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    Re: End of an idyll as Canna population dwindles to just 10

    Here is an old video presentation on Canna, shown by STV. it takes a little while to download but it is good viewing.


    Uploaded by STVDocumentaries on Sep 15, 2010

    Sheena McDonald visits Canna, one of the most unspoilt islands of the Scottish Hebrides, devoid of tourist shops and owned for almost fifty years by just one man, Dr John Lorne Campbell, who lived there with his wife, the American musician Margaret Fay Shaw.





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    Re: End of an idyll as Canna population dwindles to just 10

    Having read the full article and the various comments I thought I would post a direct contrast to Canna which is the Island of Eigg and which shows the benefit of community ownership.
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    SSEA on Eigg Uploaded by SEAcademy on Mar 20, 2009

    A beautifully shot video detailing the impact the Social Enterprise Academy's learning has had on Camille Dressler of the Eigg Craft Co-operative.


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    Re: End of an idyll as Canna population dwindles to just 10

    Eigg Electric - Renewable Energy for the Isle of Eigg

    Uploaded by lucyconway1 on Jul 21, 2009

    With no mainland electricity connection, and after decades of using diesel generators, the people of community-owned Isle of Eigg switched on their own renewable electricity supply in February 2008. In a unique system, wind, water and sun provide 24 hour power for the island's 85 residents. This ten minute film tells you how it happens! See www.islandsgoinggreen.org for more information.


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