Judging from the photos, the Scottish island of Canna looks idyllic, with gorgeous coastlines, towering mountains and green pastures.

But it's also sparsely populated and pretty remote.

Sitting a little more than 30 miles from the Scottish mainland, there are 15 people that permanently live on the island, there is no doctor and in winter there are only three ferries a week.

Canna
Canna

Credit: National Trust of Scotland

Imagine being single on the island and trying to use a dating app.

So, the National Trust for Scotland is letting residents who live on the island work out how to attract more people to their shores. The NTS ran a recruitment drive campaign more than a decade which did pretty well, with more than 350 people from Germany, Sweden, India and Dubai signing up.

However, according to the Guardian, virtually all those who packed their bags ended up leaving due to 'poor, dysfunctional management and broken promises by NTS'.

Canna
Canna

Credit: National Trust of Scotland

Geraldine Mackinnon, a member of the Gaelic-speaking family with the deepest roots on Canna, told the newspaper: "Negative press coverage is not pleasant or fair on the community and has a detrimental effect on attracting new residents, but we must look forward and concentrate on all the good and positive things that are happening in our community here on Canna."

As a result, the little more than a dozen remaining residents have been given £100,000, which they're going to use to bring the island into the 21st century. They'll use part of the funding to build wind turbines and solar panels so that they don't have to rely on diesel powered generators.

They'll also be closing the only primary school on the island, which has been gathering dust for some time now because no one is young enough to need education.

Canna
Canna

Credit: National Trust of Scotland

It appears they'll get a tiny population boost next year, with the arrival of a couple who will look after a guesthouse. Two other individuals will also move to the island to be NTS rangers in a job share.

Everything's coming up Canna.

If you need another reason to head there, apart from the beautiful topography, Canna boasts a near zero crime rate. The island's community shop was burgled in 2015, which was the first theft crime in decades.

So if you're fed up with the hustle and bustle of city life, then why not pack your bags and enjoy a nice, quiet life on Canna - or even still just visit the place for a holiday.

Sources: Guardian

Featured Image Credit: National Trust of Scotland

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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