Fiona warmly welcomes you to Tighard Guest House on the Isle of Canna. Nestled on the hillside amongst a mature woodland and gardens, she invites you to make yourself at home, relax and enjoy her little bit of heaven!
About Your Host
Fiona originally hails from Motherwell, just east of Glasgow, and moved to Canna in April 2018 from 'just down the road', a little village called Duror, between Fort William and Oban. She has spent most of her life visiting the west coast during school holidays whilst visiting her grandparents before moving there in 2010. She has also travelled all over the world and it's this experience that has given her the perfect insight into what makes accommodation and travel special.
Fiona has a varied background in hospitality, customer service, conservation and outdoor pursuits. She is a keen wildlife enthusiast and will be happy to help you spot and identify the and flora and fauna of Canna. She also loves to bake. Try her cakes, they are delicious!
The Guest House
Tighard (High house) is an Edwardian house built by the Thom family circa.1904. It is a beautiful sandstone building with many original features and is situated in a spectacular position on the hillside overlooking the harbour, Sanday, Rum and the horizon. You won't find many views like this from any other guest house. Sympathetically renovated as a guest house in 2006, it makes for stunning yet comfortable accommodation. The grounds are quite extensive with a small orchard, woodland and front lawn that makes the loveliest sun-trap. Fiona has plans to include a BBQ area and reinstate the 'kaleyard', or kitchen garden, to grow fresh produce. Look out for the curious hens, filling their bellies to produce your delicious eggs in the morning! It's more than just a B&B!
The Isle of Canna
Tighard is located on the Isle of Canna; the most north and westerly of the Small Isles archipelago. The views are stunning from all directions, with Rum just across the water to the south, Skye and the western isles to the north, the mainland to the east, and Mull, Coll & Tiree in the distance, and nothing but the horizon to the west!
The harbour is one of the most sheltered in the Hebrides and is very popular in the summer months with mooring yachts. The harbour currently has 10 moorings available which the very reasonable mooring fee of £10 per night can be paid at the community shop.
The community now produces and owns it's very own electricity supply from wind and solar power. The wind turbines and solar arrays were installed in the summer of 2018 and means an end to reliance on the inefficient and dirty diesel generators used to power the island for more than 20 years.