Paps of Jura from Port Askaig, Islay, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on a group of three mountains in the Southern Inner Hebrides, off Scotland’s West Coast which are collectively known as the Paps of Jura.These three distinctive mountains are:

  • Beinn an Oir, 2576 feet.
  • Beinn Shiantaidh, 2477 feet
  • Beinn a Chaolais, 2407 feet.

In common with most of the island of Jura, the mountains are comprised of Dalradian Quartzite.

View from Caol Ila Distillery, Islay

Jura is:

  • Located N.E.of the ‘whisky island’ of Islay and separated from Islay by a small stretch of water.
  • Lightly populated with 200 inhabitants- and 5000 deer.
  • Famous for its sole whisky distillery and being the location where George Orwell retreated to write his famous novel, 1984.

The images shown herein were taken from Islay.

Paps of Jura

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