VisitScotland, the national tourism agency for Scotland offers a wide range of information and detail on Jura via the regional tourist board web site .

Jura is a five-minute crossing from Port Askaig on neighbouring Islay's west coast. Twenty eight miles in length and barely eight miles across, it is one of the wildest and most mountainous of all the Inner Hebrides. Sparsely populated and left to nature, it's a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, rich in red deer and birds of prey, hunting over the 'Paps of Jura', which dominate the island landscape. From these peaks, hillwalkers can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding islands.

The island's lochs and burns are excellent for trout fishing, and sea angling is popular off the coast. A number of boat operators in the area offer trips to explore one of the world's most notorious whirlpools, the mighty Corryvreckan . Situated in the narrow channel between the islands of Jura and Scarba, the whirlpool has caused problems for numerous boatmen over the years, not least George Orwell, who lived within earshot of its roar at a remote farmhouse called Barnhill while writing 1984. It is best viewed from Carraig Mhor, seven miles from Lealt.

The ruined castles at Clag and Glengarisdale, Iron Age forts, standing stones and keills are all testimony to the island's past. More recently,  its tiny distillery at Craighouse has produced its wares to keep out the winter chill.

Visitors can book accommodation on Jura  via the VisitScotland.com site.