Craighouse from the pier with the Paps of Jura in the background
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Craighouse (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh na Creige) is the main settlement and capital of the Scottish Inner Hebridean island of Jura, in Argyll and Bute. The village is situated on the sheltered east coast of the island at the southern end of Small Isles Bay.
Craighouse was once served by a direct ferry from the mainland which berthed at Craighouse pier. This service was terminated some years ago, and access is now via an 8 miles (13 km) single-track road from Feolin on Jura's south west coast, where there is a small vehicle ferry to the neighbouring island of Islay. However, since 2007 a passengers-only ferry service to Craighouse has operated during the summer from the village of Tayvallich on the mainland.
Facilities in Craighouse
Today Craighouse is the social centre of the island and is home to:
- Jura Distillery, producer of Isle of Jura Single Malt Whisky
- The Jura Hotel
- The Antlers Bistro Restaurant.
- Jura Stores, Post Office - Bakery - Organic Meats - etc.,
- Petrol Station
- Small Isles Primary School
- Jura Parish Church
- The Service Point
- The village hall.
References and footnotes
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