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 [...]
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When George Orwell wrote his book 1948 in Barnhill, in the far north of Jura, he couldn’t have guessed that the house he wrote his famous novel in would become a pilgrimage destination for his fan’s, let alone being the subject of stalking, something he wrote about in his book. And that’s exactly what happens [...]
A writer from the Sydney Morning Herald, Saska Graville, visited the Isle of Jura and was a guest in Jura Lodge. Today the writer published his article online and it’s an interesting account of his trip. From what I read the writer is very fascinated about the island and the fact that there is only [...]
This is probably a view of the Paps of Jura that many of us will never see. Arra Fletcher who lives over at Port Askaig was kind enough to send me this stunning picture. Last sunday he told me that the weather was very cold and icy and he found Jura covered in snow late [...]