When Greg Coffey, 41 and worth nearly half a billion pounds, bought the Ardfin Estate on Jura he closed the popular Jura House Walled Garden and sealed off the entrance by closing the gap in the wall. Later the welcome sign ended up on a fire at bonfire night. Many regular visitors of the island [...]
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I think a word of warning is necessary before you read this article because it’s not going to leave you any happier, in fact I think when you’re done reading you are probably just as upset as I am. Why, you might wonder? What can be so terrible on this Jura Blog to upset you. [...]
Let me start by saying that I know just as little as most people do about Jura House Gardens but recently I found out from people I met on Jura and Islay that they weren’t aware of the situation with the gardens at all. Fact is that the Jura House Gardens have been closed “until [...]
Dave, owner of a holiday house on Jura, sent me a link to the website of www.struttandparker.com where you can find information about Ardfin Estate, which is currently for sale, for more than £3,500,000. If you can spare the money you get one of the most beautiful estates in Scotland, in a superb location, including [...]
Drew Ratter, Convener of the Crofters Commission, visited Jura last week accompanied by local Area Commissioner Cllr Robin Currie, where the two men attended a meeting to discuss the creation of six new crofts on the Rily-Smith’s Ardfin estate. Ratter told the Ileach: ‘The meeting was very well attended, particularly by young couples and families. [...]
Over 70 friends and family of Calum Bell gathered at Ardfin, Jura on Saturday 27 September, for the first annual clay pigeon shoot in Calum’s memory. The idea of a memorial shoot came from his friends who contributed over £600 towards a silver quaich. 42 competitors took part in the shoot, travelling from as far [...]
Earlier I wrote about new crofts on Jura from information which was published in the Scotsman. The Ileach local newspaper published the full story in last weeks edition which you can find below: The Crofters Commission has approved the proposal by Ardfin Estate to create six new crofts on the Island of Jura. Drew Ratter, [...]