Canna and Sanday

Year of compilation: 2007

Site description
Two islands and associated islets and stacks, to the north-west of the much larger island of Rum. They support a variety of grassland habitats along with species-rich maritime heathland and machair-type calcareous grassland. The IBA holds important seabird colonies.

Key biodiversity

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Canna and Sanday. Downloaded from on 03/12/2020.