Isle of Islay



 


Recommended Books

Island Series - Islay Guide

Buy Islay Pevensy Guide from Amazon A small book, loaded with gorgeous colour pictures of this beautiful Island in the Hebrides. Has a useful Information and Places to visit Guide. Includes a map, distillery info and lots more.

Landranger Islay Map

This map is part of the Landranger (Pink) series and is designed for people who really want to get to know an area. This map makes your Islay Discovery a lot easier and is a must for every visitor of Islay.

Walking Islay

A guide to the best walking on Scotland's remote Southern Hebrides - Jura, Islay, Colonsay and Oronsay. Jura, Islay and Colonsay offer some of wildest scenery in the British Isles



Isle of Jura Ferry at Feolin
Islay Bus in Bowmore
 


Jura Ferry Timetable and Information

Isle of Jura Ferry Eilean DhiuraThe Isle of Jura had its own mainland ferry until thirty years ago which sailed between Lagg and Keills in Kintyre. At this moment there is a trial passenger ferry service (summer only) from the mainland. Car access to Jura during the entire year and passenger access to Jura outside the summer season is only possible by using the ferry between Islay and Jura. This ferry leaves from Port Askaig, and crosses the fast flowing Sound of Islay, to reach Feolin in a little over five minutes. On a nice day the crossing is a pleasure and offers the visitor beautiful views of the Paps of Jura, but don't forget to look back! Islay is beautiful from the sea, no matter from what angle you are looking. The costs for return tickets are: 17,10 for a vehicle, 3,20 for each passenger and kids are 1,80.

The Jura Ferry is operated by ASP Ship Management Ltd., unlike many other Scottish ferries who are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. The present ferry, 'Eilean Dhiura', was commissioned by Argyll and Bute Council in 1998 and the skipper who worked on the previous ferry for many many years, Arthur MacEachern, successfully introduced the new ship. The ferry sails every day according to a fixed timetable which you can find below:





Jura Ferry Timetable

Relevant Information

  • The Islay Ferry - Information and Pictures
  • Arthur MacEachern - Retired Jura Skipper
  • The Islay Ferry - Past and Present
  • Islay Ferry timetables, routes and price information

    Paps of Jura seen from the Jura Ferry
    The Paps of Jura seen from the Jura Ferry







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    Books from Amazon

    Norman Newton - Islay guide

    Buy Islay Pevensy Guide from Amazon A small book, loaded with gorgeous colour pictures of this beautiful Island in the Hebrides. Has a useful Information and Places to visit Guide. Includes a map, distillery info and lots more.


    Margaret Storrie - Biography of an Island

    Buy Margaret Storries Book from Amazon Dr Margaret Storrie gives a compreh account about the past and present of Islay. Anyone wishing to learn and understand the history of Islay will find this book fascinating.


    Gilbert Carmichael - Old Islay

    Buy Old Islay from Amazon A lovely book with many pictures from The Old Days on Islay including the distilleries, peat cutting and steamers at Port Ellen