Here at the Isle of Carna, we are fortunate to benefit from a wide-ranging team of passionate people who help look after the island, our precious Wildlife and make the island play a full role in the community. We are a family-owned and family-run destination seeking to provide 5-star service with a friendly and personal approach to ensure your stay on Carna is a comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable island adventure.

The Family

The island has been owned by the Milward-Towers families since 1881 when it was purchased by the current generation’s great-great grandfather Canon Horace Newton. With the Canon’s only son, also called Horace, tragically killed during the First World War the island was passed down through the family in a zig-zag fashion, each generation sharing in a deep passion for this special place. Today the island is beginning to be stewarded by a new generation of the family after a long and successful tenure led by Tim Milward. It’s an exciting time for the family and the island as we get to work on maintaining and improving the island for our guests, progressing with our important conservation work and try to improve the island’s benefit to the local economy and community.

Andy & Allison Jackson

Taken during a west coast sailing holiday

Andy Jackson, General manager and co-founder of Carna Conservation Initiative and his wife Allison Jackson have been an integral part of running the island since 2003. Based across the water at Laga Bay for over 35 years they run Ardnamurchan Charters and mainland self-catering accommodation Laga Lodge as well as providing all the essential support to the island keeping it running smoothly as well as looking after guests, making sure holidaying on the Isle of Carna is a fun, relaxing and interesting adventure.¬†Allison, a retired nurse, manages the housekeeping side of the island’s operations. Andy, a trained engineer and local Coastguard station chief, operates the logistics side of Carna providing maintenance, transport, guided wildlife trips and boat training as well as being heavily involved in our conservation projects as a Director of Carna Conservation Initiative. A founder member of the marine protection initiative CAOLAS and founder member of West Highland Peninsulas tourist Association Andy has worked continuously promoting and protecting this very special area. Andy is also a WiSe (wildlife safe) qualified skipper who can provide excellent wildlife guiding on the island and around the local waters in his charter vessel MV Laurenca.