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. In 1971 it had a population of 113. 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
- "Isle of Jura". The Internet Guide to Scotland. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
- "Craighouse". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 August 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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