The Oban Times reports that the Award-winning Jura Passenger Ferry Service will not run this year because of a lack of support from the local authority and government, say the ferry operators. The three-year pilot project to run a passenger ferry service between Craighouse on the Isle of Jura and Tayvallich on the Argyll mainland, was voted a huge success, despite not becoming … [Read more...] about Jura Passenger Service Withdrawn
Argyll and Bute Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Jura Development Trust have together found an additional £15,000 for the ferry service. This means the service will complete the entire three years of its pilot phase and can be fully assessed before decisions are made about its future viability. The council took the decision at a special meeting held on … [Read more...] about Jura Passenger Ferry Safe For Now
A reader from the Jura blog sent me a link to a somewhat alarming article on the Herald website. In the article is written that there is a possiblity that the Jura Passenger ferry will cease before the end of the three year trial period due to a lack of funding. Not only the fact that this could happen six weeks earlier than planned, it is also a bad sign for the continuation … [Read more...] about End of Jura Passenger Ferry?
Great news for Jura. ForArgyll just published their results and the Jura Passenger Ferry won an award in the category best tourism initiative. Let's hope that this award will give the passenger ferry enough publicity to draw a lot more passengers than they did last year. The financial situation of the passenger ferry is not good to say the least so every bit of help is … [Read more...] about Jura Passenger Ferry Wins ForArgyll Award
When the nominations started for this years ForArgyll awards I was one of the first to nominate the Jura Passenger Ferry. Not that a reward will solve their financial problems but getting enough publicity and showing that the ferry exists, and is there for everyone to use, is perhaps the greatest award they can get. The nomination phase started about a week ago and much to my … [Read more...] about Support the Jura Ferry Now