With the Paps of Jura dominating the landscape for miles around, and the Corryvrekkan whirlpool at the northern tip, Jura cuts an imposing figure.
Ask an Islander
Islander Grant Rozga shared his love of Jura with us, beginning with his favourite time of year on the island.
“My favourite time of year on Jura would be wintertime, it brings its unique beauty with roaring Atlantic gales and westerly winds. It’s always cosy in our local bar – The Jura pub, where we would get together for a pint and a tune watching the storms rage by in Small Isles Bay.”
Jura doesn’t shy away from island events, with lashings of fun sprinkled on top, and, for Grant, his favourite is Ardlussa Sports. Ardlussa Sports has to be my favourite”, he says. “It’s a stunning location with loads of sporting events to get involved in for any age. It’s a really good family day out with a barbecue and the ceilidh afterwards in the village hall – which is great. Grant recalls that “about ten years ago, the races came to a standstill and events paused in the sports field for everyone to watch whales come into Ardlussa Bay – right into the shallows, playing in the sun – nature is unfiltered here.”
“For great food and a warm welcome, there’s The Jura pub. The Antlers Jura is another good choice for local food or just coffee and cake and there’s also Tea On The Beach. Drink-wise, there’s Lussa Gin and the upcoming launch of Deer Island Rum is something the locals are excited about – I think it will be a big hit!”
Gaelic / Gàidhlig
The Gaelic name for Jura is Diùra.
The word for ‘community’ in Gàidhlig is coimhearsnachd.
Collect your travelogue stamp!
If you have one of our paper travelogues you can collect your stamp using the brass rubbing plate located at the community business units by the big pier in Craighouse.
Why not download the Scottish Islands Passport app to collect digital stamps!
The Jura Development Trust run a seasonal Jura Passenger Ferry between Craighouse on Jura and Tayvallich on the mainland.
Argyll and Bute Council operates a ferry between Feolin on Jura and Port Askaig on Islay, from where it is possible to get flight and ferry connections to the mainland.
Find out more about getting to Islay.
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