National Trust express sadness after dead body discovered on Canna

The Isle of Canna
The Isle of Canna

The National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that a dead man was found in the gardens of one of their properties.

The dead man – whose identity has not been released – was found in the gardens of Canna House, one of the islands principle tourist attractions.

At the time of the discovery the garden was closed off and sealed as soon as the discovery was made while coastguard personnel took control of the incident and managed the scene.

Canna House is closed to visitors at the moment pending a planned refurbishment project.

A National Trust for Scotland spokeswoman said: “We are saddened to hear of the death on Canna yesterday. Naturally we will be assisting police with enquiries in any way we can.”

Police have launched an investigation into an unexplained but “non-suspicious” death on the usually tranquil Isle of Canna.

It is understood that police were transported to the island aboard the Mallaig RNLI lifeboat.

A police spokesman said: “Police Scotland can confirm that enquiries are ongoing following the discovery of the body of a man outdoors on the Isle of Canna. This was reported to police shortly after 11.30am on Monday, July 16.”

He added: “Enquiries are at an early stage but the death is being treated as non-suspicious. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.”