About Us

Glencripesdale 1919 - Horace Newton, Milwards & Madge Newton

Here at 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 a 5 star service with a friendly and personal approach to ensure your stay on Carna is as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

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

Andy and Allison Jackson have been an integral part of running the island since 2003 and have been based across the water at Laga Bay for over 30 years. They run Ardnamurchan Marine Centre and provide all the essential support to the island to keep it running smoothly as well as looking after our guests, making sure their holiday is as relaxing and interesting as possible. Allison is a nurse at the local practice in Acharacle alongside organising the housekeeping side of operations on the island. 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. 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.