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Jura Music Festival 26-28 Sep 2014

September is now upon us and the island of Jura is gearing up for another fantastic weekend of great music and craic. The island comes together with true community spirit to stage this amazing event! Last year’s 20th celebratory festival was enhanced by having an extra special concert in the Jura Distillery cooperage early Sunday […]

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Jura Community Shop Open for Business

On 26th April the residents of Jura gathered to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished Jura Community Shop. Carol Wright, whose Grandfather John McKechnie started the first Jura Stores, cut the ribbon of the Community shop and gave a fascinating account of the shop’s history. Carol said, “… it is hoped that the enterprise […]

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I have never seen so many builders at work in the centre of Craighouse as we did this week. The reason for all this is that the old Jura Stores building is undergoing a huge renovation. The only things that were left standing were the outside walls. All this is part of the community buyout […]

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Camping on the Isle of Jura

The Isle of Jura doesn’t have an official campsite, at least not in the way you and I expect one to be: A reserved space with numbered pitches, places to park a motorhome, a shower building, a reception etc etc. That, however, does not mean you can’t camp on Jura. First of all you can […]

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New Isle of Jura Panoramas

I have been going through my large collection of Jura pictures and found a few more sets to create some more beautiful panorama images. There were already fifteen large size Jura Panoramas and two new ones have been added today. They turned out to be quite amazing if you don’t mind me saying so. The […]

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September 27th – 29th sees Jura celebrate its 20th Music festival. There have been some fantastic acts over the years to grace the small, intimate stage of the Craighouse village hall including Dougie Maclean, Blazin Fiddles, Karen Matheson, and Manran to name a few. The festival has also prided itself in showcasing the up and […]

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Sound of Jura’s season of live music continues on 16 August with Glaswegian indie pop outfit Blood Relatives and musician’s musician, Ewan MacPherson and his trio. Blood Relatives were a big hit at this years prestigious Go North showcase festival in Inverness, their intelligent and danceable music combines great songwriting sensibility, in the best traditions […]

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Jura Shop in Craighouse Saved

Last month I wrote about the Jura Shop. The current owners, Steve and Bev Martin, were looking for ways to sell the shop but there was no interested buyer. This could potentially become a serious situation, or better a disaster, if the Isle of Jura wouldn’t have a shop anymore. The nearest shops are on […]

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Herald Scotland online newspaper published an article about a possible buyout of the island’s only shop, Jura Stores in Craighouse, to secure it’s future. The current owners have run it since 1990 and have been trying to sell the business. According to the article the shop owners find it increasingly difficult to keep the shop […]

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The Jura Passenger Ferry started its summer timetable on Thursday 5 April 2012. The service runs between Craighouse on the Isle of Jura and Tayvallich on the west coast of mainland Argyll. Transport Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council are funding the service following a surge of public support for the Ferry when full funding […]

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