Isle of Jura

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Jura  is located in the southern Hebridean islands. Although it is one of the larger islands its population is just 196 – it has famously a population of 5000 deer.  The island’s population is centred on the village of Craighouse.

Jura is served by a regular ferry from Port Askaig  on Islay which makes regular crossings  throughout the day. There is a direct passenger ferry from the mainland at Tayvallich in Mid Argyll to Craighouse. This is operated by the local community trust, Jura Development Trust.

The island has its own primary school and children travel to Islay for secondary school education.  The main industries on the island are distilling, tourism, stalking and agriculture.


Social Housing

Social housing on Jura is provided by Argyll Community Housing Association (2x 1 bed  2x 2 bed  3x 4 bed) and West Highland Housing Association (1x 1 bed  6x 2 bed  4x 3 bed)

For an overview of the number of  housing association properties on Jura, click here

Housing for Sale

Most housing on Jura is privately owned. There are a limited number of houses sold every year and there is often strong demand increasing local house prices.

The Scottish Government promotes initiatives to help first time buyers, but some like the Help to Buy scheme and the MI New Home initiatives are mainly available for new build housing in locations outside of the Hebrides.

Open Market LIFT may be accessible, however access to financial support is currently limited and house price thresholds are low. In Jura, the low threshold means there are few if any houses coming on the market where Open Market LIFT would be relevant. Many islands also have few house sales limiting this option – it is not available for self build.

Islanders may also be able to get help to buy through the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

Information on houses are currently for sale on Jura can be found here and at the following:

C+D Mactaggart | MacArthur Stewart | Stewart Balfour & Sutherland | M&K MacLeod | Right Move 

Recent house prices can be viewed here

House Plots

Any house plots available on Jura are listed here , here and at the Estate Agent links below.

Private Rented Housing

Information on properties available for rent can be found at the following locations:

C+D Mactaggart | MacArthur Stewart | Stewart Balfour & Sutherland | M&K MacLeod | Right Move


Housing Options

Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 14.31.00HomeArgyll provides detailed information about housing options across Argyll. Click on the logo for their information on Jura. Click here to complete a Home Argyll housing options assessment.