Canna in the Inner Hebrides population drops from 14 to 12

A TINY island’s population has dropped from 14 to 12 after a couple decided to quit, blaming poor management by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

Graham and Olivia Uney are leaving Canna, in the Inner Hebrides, to live in Shetland.

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The move is a blow for the trust, which has been battling to halt a steady decline in Canna’s population. As recently as 2010, 22 people called it home.

Mr Uney, who was employed as a gardener by NTS, wrote on a blog: “Very frustrated with the management of the island, and upset to be leaving behind such a wonderful place, and some truly lovely people.”