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Last Updated: Friday, 8 December 2006, 14:43 GMT
Shortlist drawn up of island bids
Canna (Pic: National Trust for Scotland)
Applicants will be invited to visit Canna
A shortlist of 18 families who could eventually be offered a new life on the island of Canna has been drawn up.

Its owners the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) received about 350 applications for two rented properties.

The officer co-ordinating the selection process says the successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by letter.

Those shortlisted will be invited to submit a more detailed application and later visit the island.

The chance to move to Canna, south west of Skye, attracted interest from people from across the UK as well as Dubai, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Australia and the US.

It currently has just 15 inhabitants.

The trust is hoping that the new families, with the right kind of skills, will be able to secure the long-term survival of Canna.

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