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The average day tripper to the Isle of Jura will probably never make it much further then Craighouse, Lagg or Tarbert and why should they with so much stunning scenery to be enjoyed. There are some however that go as far as Lussagiven or Ardlussa over the “Long Road” but when the first gate appears […]

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A New Golf Course on Jura

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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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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The Sad Story of Jura House Garden

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. […]

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Ardlussa House Garden Weekend Openings

Ardlussa House at the north end of the Isle of Jura will be opening its garden and woodland walks for a couple of weekends in June to raise money for Small Isles Primary School on Jura. Last weekend the garden was open for the first time and it will be open again on Saturday 25th […]

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Update on Jura House Garden

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 […]

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Grahame Petit, one of the owners of the Small Isles Catering Van together with Steve Prust, sent me an email a while back with some great news for Jura. If all goes as planned a new restaurant will open on Jura in May 2009. Grahame said: “Steve Prust and I are opening with the help […]

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