Well, there could be many reasons why a small island off Scotland doesn’t have a viable population. Weather, jobs, just the sheer misery of tiny, tiny, communities.
But this would also be a problem:
critics say Canna’s difficulties are exacerbated by strict property ownership rules on the island.
Although a few crofts are owned by its original inhabitants, incomers are not allowed to own land or build houses on Canna, and tenancy agreements are capped at 20 years.
The National Trust is the absentee landlord, you see?