The name Jura is believed to originate from the Norse 'Island of the Deer' but do we know that for certain? I know I have it written down on the main page of my website which doesn't mean it's true of course. When I heard about the island for the first time and started reading about it in several books and online, the most common explanation for the name was Island of Deer. … [Read more...] about Jura – Island of Deer or The Cursed Isle?
Gavin sent me a couple of links to websites that contain information and an image of Paddy Boyle and Duncan Buie, good friends and both sadly passed in 2007. Although I never met any of them in person I think it's good to mention them here on this blog. They played an important role in the life of many people on Jura, if not all, and will be remembered by many for a long long … [Read more...] about Duncan Buie and Paddy Boyle