Jura is an Island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, its name comes from the Norse meaning Deer Island.  The Island is 29 miles long and 7 miles wide at its widest point and remains wild and unspoilt.

There is only one road on Jura which is a single track road with passing places.  The road starts at Feolin and travels around the southeast coast of Jura and then up the east coast to just beyond Lealt.  From here it is a private road/track which must be travelled on by foot.

A few miles up this track you come to Barnhill, a remote house which was home to George Orwell whilst he wrote his masterpiece 1984.  Further on brings you to Kinuchdrach where you over look the Strait of Corryvrechan between Jura and the uninhabited isle of Scarba..  Here one can see the Whirlpool of Corryvrechan, Europe’s biggest and most dangerous whirlpool.

The village of Craighouse, on the east coast is the main settlement and is home to the islands distillery, hotel, shop and post office, school, doctors surgery and church.

The west coast of Jura is currently uninhabited but worth a visit on foot to see some of the finest raised beaches.

Come to Jura to enjoy the peace and tranquility, the freedom to walk over the hills, climb the Paps and see stunning scenery, explore the caves and raised beaches of the west coast, watch the abundance of birds and wildlife – deer, wild goats, otters, seals and golden eagles to name a few, fish for trout and salmon, visit the distillery, take a guided tour and sample the malt, see the display of old photographs of past life on Jura at the Jura Parish Church or relax in the bar of the Hotel with views over Small Isles Bay.

There are regular events on Jura, just phone to confirm dates:

Deers at Jura
Deer on Jura

Jura Ferry at Port Askaig
Jura Ferry at Port Askaig