- WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF JURA -
...is the island's main port with a regular services to Port Askaig
across the Sound of Islay. Most visitors will take their first step
to Jura at this point.
Feolin ferry arriving from Port Askaig (Ferry Service visit link)
THE ISLE OF JURA...
... is the largest island in Argyll and is one of the least known
islands in Scotland, with a population of about 180 people and over
6000 deer. The presence of deer clearly goes back a long way, as
the name Jura is thought to derive from the Norse for "Deer
Island". There is even a type of stag with an unusual antler form
that is unique to Jura, known as the cromie stag.
Today only the eastern coastal areas of the island are inhabited,
with the rest of the island remaining an unspoilt wilderness of
mountains, rivers, lochs and wetlands. It is rich in history dating
right back to Stone Age times, with many sites of historic interest
including standing stones, iron age forts and abandoned villages
pointing to a bygone age when the island supported a much larger
population than it does today.
More caches on The Isle Of Jura
THE ISLE OF JURA: Feolin Ferry (visit link), Corryvreckan Whirlpool
(visit link), PAPS OF JURA: Beinn An Oir
(visit link), WEST COAST OF JURA: Am Miadar
(visit link), The Natural Arc (visit link), Glengarisdale Bay (visit link)