One Day on the Isle of Jura: Island of the Deer: Scotland
Whilst on Islay, we couldn’t resist zipping on a ferry over to the Isle of Jura for the day. It’s only a 10 minute or so ferry trip and so, so worth it because Jura is a very majestic island and feels a lot more wild and rugged than its sister, Islay.
Jura is believed to mean ‘island of the deer’ in Norse- its name is well-deserved considering it is home to over 5,000 of the beasts and only approx. 200 people inhabit the island.
As we waited to board the ferry at Port Askaig we were treated to dramatic views of the Paps of Jura, popular with walkers.
With not much time to explore the island in full, we did a whistle-stop tour, whizzing up the backbone of the island, along the only made road until we ran out of road! The Northern end of Jura is a wild expanse with no roads and is definitely a place I’ll be coming back to to explore properly in the future.