Just outside Craighouse where the Corran River flows under the Three Arches Bridge is a right turn from the main road to a beautiful part of Jura. If you follow this road you eventually end up on a wee hill at Ardfernal offering great panoramic views over the island. I want to share a beautiful [...]
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Between the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries many crofters in the Scottish Highlands were forced to continue crofting on inferior lands and many of them chose to emigrate, often to countries such as the US and Canada. For some reason, not known to me, many people that migrated from Jura ended up in North Carolina. [...]
The name Jura is believed to originate from the Norse ‘Island of the Deer’ but do we know that for certain? I know I have it written down on the main page of my website which doesn’t mean it’s true of course. When I heard about the island for the first time and started reading [...]