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The Isle of jura

Jura is a wild and mountainous island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

 

One of the least populated of the Scottish islands, it covers an area of around 36,000 hectares (or 142 square miles).

The word 'Jura' means Isle of the Deer in Norse - and the island has a large population of red deer

 

Jura has varied bird life, including many raptors such as golden eagles, white tailed eagles, hen harriers, merlins, peregrine falcons and buzzards. The island has been designated a Special Protection Area for golden eagles.

There are grey and common seals and otters too and unusual plants such as bog violet, sundew and moorland orchids.