Craighouse is the main village on the Isle of Jura. Rugged Jura is fourth-largest of the Inner Hebrides Islands in north-western Scotland and measures 27 miles by 8 mile. Located north-east of Islay and within 2 miles of the mainland, Jura is also notorious amongst mariners for the Corrievreckan whirlpool off the northern coast. Jura reaches a height of 784 m (2,571 ft) in its southern half at the Paps of Jura, three spectacular rounded quartzite peaks formed from frost shattering after the last Ice Age.
Forestry, agriculture, and a distillery in Craighouse are the main island activities although hunting estates popular with wealthy visitors and famous for red deer - the island's name derives from the Norse dyr-ey, "deer island". The island features mesolithic remains from c. 7000 BC and Iron Age forts including the Kilearnadil burial ground.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.