Jura, Scotland Overview
With an area of 36,692 hectares, or 142 square miles (368 km2), and only 196 inhabitants recorded in the 2011 census,Jura is much less densely populated than neighbouring Islay and is one of the least densely populated islands of Scotland. Census records show that Jura’s population peaked at 1,312 in 1831,and that, in common with many areas of western Scotland, the island’s population declined steadily over the ensuing decades. However, there has been a small increase since 2001.During the same decade Scottish island populations as a whole grew by 4% to 103,702. Alongside the long-term decline in Jura’s population has been a decline in the number of Gaelic speakers. The 1881 census reported that 86.6% (out of 946 inhabitants) spoke Gaelic. In 1961, for the first time less than half (46.9%) spoke the language and by 2001, this figure had dropped to 10.6%.
The main settlement is the village of Craighouse on the east coast. Craighouse is home to the Jura distillery, producing Isle of Jura single malt whisky.The village is also home to the island’s only hotel, shop and church.
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Odderøya is an island off Kristiansand, Norway, connected to the mainland by bridges south of the city. The island creates a natural division between the eastern and western port of Kristiansand. The canal Gravanekanalen separates Odderøya from the city center and Fiskebrygga (the fish market), but four bridges ensure that the island is easily accessible.
Ravnedalen var tidligere forlegning for rundt 1200 soldater, den gang kalt Grimsmoen. På 1860-tallet var det planer om å anlegge skytebane i området, men general Joseph Frantz Oscar Wergeland, bror til Henrik Wergeland og Camilla Collett, uttalte at "det er det rene helligbrøde. Dette området egner seg så aldeles fortreffelig til et lystanlæg".
Baneheia is an area in Kristiansand in Norway, mostly known at the national level from the Baneheia case, as the scene of a notorious murder of two girls aged 8 and 10 that took place in 2000. The area is a local recreational area with lakes and forest.
Kristiansand Cathedral ( Norwegian: Kristiansand domkirke) in Kristiansand, Norway, is the seat of the Bishop of Agder and Telemark in the Church of Norway. It is a Neo-Gothic church completed in 1885 and designed by the architect Henrik Thrap-Meyer. It is the third cathedral built in the town of Kristiansand and one of the largest cathedrals in Norway.
The fort was constructed between 1941 and 1944 by the German navy. Together with four other coastal batteries, it formed a part of the Kristiansand Artillery Group. Together with its sister battery at Hanstholm in Denmark, Møvik Fort was built to obstruct Allied naval forces by blocking the Skagerrak strait and the seaways to Eastern Norway, the Kattegatt Bay, the Baltic Sea and the Baltic region for the allied naval forces.
Kilden Performing Arts Centre is a theater and concert hall on Odderøya in Kristiansand, Norway. It houses Agder Teater, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (KSO) and Opera Sør in a joint project never previously embarked upon. There is room for a variety of concerts and other forms of cultural expression. Managing Director: Bentein Baardson.
Vest-Agder Museum Kristiansand (formerly Vest-Agder Fylkesmuseum) was founded in 1903 and is located in Kristiansand, Norway. The museum consists of a main building with collections and 40 old buildings, grouped by where they previously stood.
Bernt Balchen (23 October 1899 - 17 October 1973) was a pioneer polar aviator, navigator, aircraft mechanical engineer and military leader. A Norwegian native, he later became a U.S. citizen, and was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross His service in the U.S.
Kristiansand Boardwalk ( Norwegian: Strandpromenaden) is a street in the town centre Kvadraturen in Kristiansand, Norway. The street is in most of its course closed to the passage of motor vehicles, but operates in the tourist season in connection with sightseeing.
Oddernes Church, originally built of stone, is a church in the former municipality of Oddernes, now Kristiansand, Norway. The tower section is a later addition, made of wood. The oldest building in Kristiansand from c. 1040, it is the main church in Oddernes Parish in the Diocese of Agder og Telemark within the Church of Norway.
The fortress was finished in 1672 and formed a part of King Christian IV's plan for defense of Kristiansand when the city was founded in 1641. The architect of the fortress was quartermaster general Willem Coucheron. It was built on an islet, about 100 yards from shore.
Gimle gård er en norsk lystgård i Kristiansand bygd i perioden 1797-1807. Gården tilhørte samme familie frem til 1982 og fra 1985 ble gården en del av Vest-Agder Fylkesmuseum, i dag Kristiansand museum. Gården fikk sin mark i 1790-årene da eiendommene på Oddernes som tilhørte kongsgården og prestegården ble delt opp i løkker for byens kjøpmenn og embetsmenn.
Bjaavann Golfklubb wishes all visitors welcome to play our fabulous Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course.
Fredriksholm Fortress is situated on an islet off Kristiansand, Norway, one kilometer north of the precursor, Christiansø Fortress. Both fortresses were built to protect Flekkerøy port. The work of Frederiksholm Fortress was begun in 1655. After the fort was abandoned Christiansø 1 May 1658, the stone, building materials and useful material were transferred to Fredriksholm.
Agder Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden ( Norwegian : Agder naturmuseum og botaniske hage, formerly Kristiansand Museum ) is the only natural history museum on the Southern Coast of Norway, located in Kristiansand in Vest-Agder County. The museum was founded in 1828 as part of Kristiansand Katedralskole, named Kristiansand Museum.
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Isle of Jura Scotland - Island of Deer
The island of 5000 Deer and only 200 people. One of the last wildernesses of Scotland.
Bumpy roads on Jura, Scotland
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Small Group Ancestry Tour Of Isle Of Jura Scotland 1
Tour Scotland wee video of photographs from a small group ancestry tour.of Isle of Jura. Includes visit to Jura Whisky Distillery, Paps of Jura
Microlight Flight to Jura, Scotland
Microlight flight to Jura. Altitudes of 10,000 feet. Taking in the sights of Tarbert, Kyles of Bute, Paps of Jura, Tayvallich and the Crinan Canal
Isle of Jura Scotland - Corran Sands and Paps of Jura
The Isle of Jura seen from the beautiful Corran Sands near the airstrip. A very relaxing video with nice music from "Celtic Mist" song is titled Adagio. I took this video with my phone in May 2011
Time lapse of Jura ferry arriving Feolin Isle of Jura Scotland
Time lapse of Jura ferry arriving Feolin Isle of Jura Scotland. Prints and posters of Jura are available to buy at my website http://www.scottish-prints.com/jura03.htm
Jura ferry arriving Feolin Isle of Jura Scotland
Jura ferry arriving Feolin Isle of Jura Scotland. Prints and posters of Ben Nevis are available to buy at my website http://www.scottish-prints.com/jura03.htm
Cycling on Jura, Scotland
Cycling on the only road on the island of Jura, Scotland
Isle of Jura from Port Ban, Scotland
Looking west from the Port Ban holiday site, Kilberry, Tarbert, Argyll. Beinn Shiantaidh (on the left) is Gaelic for Mountain of the Enchantment.
Photos from my holiday to Jura, Scotland in the May half term, LIKE.COMMENT.SUBSCRIBE