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I think that Haiskeir of Canna may be another name for Hyskeir. Can anyone confirm this? I can't find any web reference for Haiskeir of Canna that isn't copied from this article.--JBellis 21:28, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Yes, Banks p. 25 has half a page. He calls it "Heiskeir of Canna". Ben MacDui 09:54, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Canna in the news[edit]

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/6038948.stm --Wikipedia-logo.png RND  T  C  07:36, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Canna is amazing[edit]

Canna is the most wonderful place i've ever been to! I stayed there with my dad for a week in Tighard, which is a beautiful house on a high hill overlooking the bay and Canna house. My dad and I went down to Canna house and were shown around by a very nice woman; it was even more amazing than Tighard! A mixture of old and new and a massive library full of records and dusty books - also, lots of cats! The Population is decreasing and The National Trust For Scotland wants people to start moving to Canna to keep it alive. Tighard would be a magnificent place to live and i shall be going back there soon!

You best be quick, Tighard is up for rent! I also stayed in it for one week this summer, braw! Emoscopes Talk 12:37, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes it is indeed up for rent - but the tenant will be expected to run it as a B&B! Dhmellor

Gaelic name[edit]

Iain Mac an Tailleir[1] gives this as "Canaigh", if we were to change this could we still keep the ogg file or would this be pronounced differently?

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Pàrlamaid na h-Alba. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 

Finn Rindahl (talk) 12:30, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

A cannae help ye, but a ken a man who can. (English: I am no good at Gaelic, but I know someone who is.) Are you watching Akerbeltz?MacR? Ben MacDui 19:39, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

No, I'll have to re-record; Eilean Chanaigh is ok but I'll add Canaigh; single n has a different pronunciation to nn. Just back from hols, might take me a few days. Akerbeltz (talk) 16:49, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
Done, sorry it took a while. Akerbeltz (talk) 23:10, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, and no need to apologise, I'm rather impressed by the responsetime here and on other Scotlandrelated articles where I've left questions at article talkpages. There seem to be some very committed and qualified editors watching these articles. Keep up the good work! Regards, Finn Rindahl (talk) 00:08, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, we try our best :) Akerbeltz (talk) 16:00, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Very early history[edit]

This article says that Canna has been settled since the stone-age, and there are a couple of images which, according to their description, depicts a "Neolithic souterrain" file:Neolithic souterrain Canna Island.jpg and file:Inside Neolithic souterrain.jpg. Does anyone know about any sources discussing settlement this early? Finn Rindahl (talk) 21:25, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

There is no doubt at all that the island was occupied in prehistoric times although I don't see any obvious references to dates. The souterrain seems to be south of Uaigh Righ Lochlainn. I'd be reluctant to call it "neolithic" without some hard evidence. Ben MacDui 10:57, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I to tried browsing the NTS archological journals, and they don't seem to mention this souterrain (but there was a general reference to prehistory/stone age somewhere - forgot to mark it so I have to search again...). I uploaded a geograpgh image of the celtic cross to Commons, file:Celtic cross Canna Geograph-1761616-by-Becky-Williamson.jpg btw. Finn Rindahl (talk) 12:39, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
It's a good image, but is not the cross with the alleged Norse connection. That is SC373296 at Canmore. Ben MacDui 15:32, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
Aha, that makes more sense. I sort of lost Rixson from "...not everybody regards it as a cross...". Finn Rindahl (talk) 17:14, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
This gives a very detailed description/discussion on the celtic cross I uploaded an image of, if anyone is interested. A bit too detailed for me, though maybe I'll make an outprint and actually read it some rainy day. Finn Rindahl (talk) 21:13, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

GA?[edit]

This article is, as commented by others elsewhere, probably not very far from GA. I could add some statistics on bird-life like the table I just put in the Norwegian version no:Canna (that article seem to be passing GA-review there just now), and some of the content should be reorganised. In particular, the section on the rat-problem should be merged with wildlife, the geology/geography in should have it's own section (currently in "Wildlife" !?) and the description of "An Coroghon" moved from "prehistory" to "medieval Scotland". There are a few buildings that should probably be described, the three churches, Canna House and "the Booty" (parts of that building stem from the old Manor). I'm happy to offer assistance if someone else is willing to "take the lead" here. Finn Rindahl (talk) 18:05, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

I am Monro-bagging at present and a bit distracted. If you can provide the bird stats that would be great. Give me a nudge if I don't re-appear within say a month. Ben MacDui 08:43, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Uaigh/Uamh[edit]

I've changed the description under the picture from "Uamh Righ Lochlainn" to "Uaigh..." Uamh is a variation of the Gaelic word for "cave," while "Uaigh" means "grave." I'll also add in a translation for "Uaigh Righ Lochlainn." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.44.110.91 (talk) 11:22, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

population[edit]

A Dutch tv program about desolate places just aired and a family of two parents and six kids moved in bringing the population to 19. I know a Dutch tv show isn't Time magazine, but i hope it will do for here. PizzaMan (♨♨) 22:27, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

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